Marvels or Menaces: How the Press Covered 'The Lady Baseballists,' 1865-1915

It wasn’t so long ago that sports historians spent little…

Lizzie Murphy: An All-Star at Fenway Park

To date, there has only been one woman who played baseball…

Black Women Playing Baseball: An Introduction

  The fiftieth anniversary of the passage of Title…

Babe Didrikson and Baseball

  For most of Babe Didrikson’s life, Major League Baseball…

Bernice Gera and the Trial of Being First

  On June 24, 1972, Bernice Gera became the first…

'It’s Like Coming Back to Paradise': Willie Mays and the Mets

  Mother’s Day, 1972. Willie Mays had just smacked…

The Nationally Televised Major League Baseball Game That Wasn’t

  This story is about the first nationally telecast…

Swepsonville Ballpark: A Step Back in Time to North Carolina’s Textile Leagues

  As Major League Baseball cuts out the lower rungs…

Radar (Gun) Love

For baseball fans who are no longer young, it is easy to…

A Baseball Statistic from the Fourth Dimension

How does one assess an individual player’s contribution…

Caught Looking: How Responsible Are Pitchers For Called Strikes?

The strikeout is one of the few outcomes ascribed to a pitcher's…

What Baseball Team Does PageRank Say Was the Best Ever?

Charles Dickens may well have written about baseball’s…

Henry Chadwick Award: James Brunson III

James Edward Brunson III (1954- ) is one of the very few historians…
Jane Leavy

Henry Chadwick Award: Jane Leavy

Jane Leavy (1951 - ) was born in a now defunct hospital in The…
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Henry Chadwick Award: Daniel Okrent

Until now, the Chadwick Award has been intended to recognize…
Spring 2022 Baseball Research Journal

Editor's Note: Spring 2022 Baseball Research Journal

If you are a longtime reader of the Baseball Research Journal,…

Introduction: Jackie: Perspectives on 42

No one can doubt the immense courage shown by Jackie Robinson…

Larry Lester: My Hero, Jackie Robinson

The summer of 1960 was a special season for me. As a young…

Before Jackie Robinson: Baseball's Civil Rights Movement

In February 1933 – when Jackie Robinson was 14 years old…

Jackie Robinson: The Best Athlete on the West Coast

Jackie Robinson in his UCLA track uniform. (UCLA LIBRARY…

Jackie Robinson, UCLA Tie USC 0-0 in 1939 Pacific Coast Conference Title Game

Jackie Robinson's UCLA college yearbook page, 1939. (COURTESY…

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