Summer 2010 Baseball Research Journal
Volume 39, Issue 1
Tris Speaker is rarely considered a great manager, but his success with the Indians in 1920 and 1921 reveals a special leadership skill set.
Properties of Baseball Bats
Every batter has unique psychological approaches, swing mechanics, habits and characteristics. Even so, one thing about hitting is true for every hitter: Every time he walks up to the plate, he has only one tool to work with.
- The History and Future of the Amateur Draft
- The Evolution of Catcher’s Equipment
- The Real First-Year Player Draft
- Stealing First Base
- More Thoughts on DiMaggio’s 56-Game Hitting Streak
- The Green and the Blue: The Irish American Umpire, 1880–1965
- The Brooklyn Dodgers in Jersey City
- Action Jackson: Watching Baseball Remotely, Before TV
- Disposable Heroes: Returning World War II Veteran Al Niemiec Takes on Organized Baseball
- Earl Weaver: Strategy, Innovation, and Ninety-Four Meltdowns
- Does “Game Score” Still Work in Today’s High-Offense Game?
- Georgia’s 1948 Phenoms and the Bonus Rule
- Larry Doby’s “The Catch”
- The Hidden Value of Glovework
- Measuring Defense: Entering the Zones of Fielding Statistics
Henry Chadwick Award: Lawrence S. Ritter
From the moment of its publication in 1966, The Glory of Their Times by Lawrence S. Ritter (1922–2004) set the standard for baseball oral history. Reissued many times in expanded editions and also available in a four-CD set, the book has sold nearly a half million copies and deepened the appreciation of baseball fans everywhere for the players of the past.
- Henry Chadwick Award: Henry Chadwick
- Henry Chadwick Award: Jules Tygiel
- Henry Chadwick Award: Harold Seymour and Dorothy Seymour Mills
- Henry Chadwick Award: Pete Palmer
- Henry Chadwick Award: David S. Neft
- Henry Chadwick Award: Peter Morris
- Henry Chadwick Award: Bill James
- Henry Chadwick Award: Bob Davids
- Henry Chadwick Award: Lee Allen