Frederick C. Bush

Frederick C. (Rick) Bush joined SABR in March 2014. Since that time he has written articles for numerous SABR books as well as the Biography and Games Project websites. Together with Bill Nowlin, he has co-edited three SABR books about the Negro Leagues: Bittersweet Goodbye: The Black Barons, the Grays, and the 1948 Negro League World Series (2018); The Newark Eagles Take Flight: The Story of the 1946 Negro League Champions (2019); and Pride of Smoketown: The 1935 Pittsburgh Crawfords (2020). Rick lives with his wife, Michelle, their three sons — Michael, Andrew, and Daniel — and their Border Collie-mix, Bailey, in the greater Houston area, where he teaches English at Wharton County Junior College’s satellite campus in Sugar Land.

 

SABR BioProject biographies written by Frederick C. Bush

  • Bill Greason
  • Clarence Bruce
  • Craig Biggio
  • George Zeber
  • James Boyd
  • Jamie Moyer
  • Lefty Bell
  • Lloyd Bassett
  • Maxwell Manning
  • Roger Clemens
  • Toby Harrah
  • Verdell Mathis
  • Wilmer Fields

SABR Games Project stories written by Frederick C. Bush

  • October 30, 2016: Fly the W! Cubs’ win sets World Series comeback in motion
  • October 29, 2016: No joy in Wrigleyville: Indians push Cubs to brink
  • October 28, 2016: Cubs fall to Indians in first World Series game at Wrigley Field since 1945
  • June 3, 2014: Jason Lane returns to majors as a pitcher
  • August 25, 2012: Roger Clemens returns to pitch for Sugar Land Skeeters
  • September 29, 2007: Biggio dons the tools of ignorance one final time
  • September 20, 2007: J.R. Towles leads Astros to 18-1 victory
  • June 29, 2007: Astros win with walkoff homer on second straight night
  • June 28, 2007: Craig Biggio’s 3,000th hit
  • October 3, 1999: Astros clinch third consecutive NL Central title in Astrodome’s last regular-season game
  • May 6, 1998: Kerry Wood ties major league record with 20 strikeouts
  • September 25, 1997: Astros clinch first National League Central Division title
  • July 12, 1997: Cordova, Rincon, and Smith provide fireworks for Pirates in 10-inning no-hitter
  • April 1, 1997: Larry Dierker wins managerial debut with Astros
  • April 28, 1996: Expos hit two grand slams, score team-record 21 runs
  • June 24, 1994: Jeff Bagwell’s three homers lead Astros to 16-4 win over Dodgers
  • September 25, 1986: Astros’ Mike Scott no-hits the Giants to clinch NL West title
  • October 10, 1982: Milwaukee Brewers rally in Game Five to reach World Series
  • September 6, 1982: Willie Stargell Day in Pittsburgh
  • September 26, 1981: Nolan Ryan breaks Koufax’s mark with fifth no-hitter
  • October 12, 1980: Phillies rally to clinch NL pennant in 10 innings at Astrodome
  • October 10, 1980: Astros win 11-inning NLCS thriller to reach brink of World Series
  • June 28, 1980: Legend of ‘Super Joe’ Charboneau launches at Yankee Stadium
  • April 10, 1980: Astros’ J.R. Richard flirts with perfection on Opening Day
  • October 17, 1979: ‘Pops’ Stargell named MVP as Pirates complete World Series comeback
  • October 16, 1979: ‘Candy Man,’ Tekulve find World Series redemption in Game 6 shutout
  • October 14, 1979: Pirates’ ‘Family’ unites to extend World Series back to Baltimore
  • October 13, 1979: Bucs pushed to brink after 8th-inning implosion in Game 4
  • October 12, 1979: Pirates succumb to Orioles’ McGregor after rain delay
  • October 11, 1979: Sanguillen comes through again in Game Two
  • October 10, 1979: For one night, Pirates’ theme song changed to ‘Slip Slidin’ Away’
  • May 9, 1979: Wham, bam, grand slam: Bucs conquer Braves with substitute umpires
  • September 17, 1978: Parker, Tekulve continue Pirates’ home winning streak
  • May 11, 1977: Braves owner Ted Turner takes reins as manager
  • September 6, 1976: Dodgers’ Steve Yeager suffers near-fatal on-field accident
  • May 20, 1976: Spaceman brawls with Yankees’ Graig Nettles