F. C. Lane

When he was in his early twenties, biologist Ferdinand Cole Lane,…

Ernie Lanigan

Note: This article was originally published by SABR in the 1973…

Jocko Maxwell

When radio came along in the 1920s, it brought sports, including…

Bob McConnell

In 1939, the ESSO Gas Company issued a fifty-page booklet to…

Fausto Miranda

Fausto Miranda was the dean of Cuban sportswriters. Miranda’s…

Jake Morse

An influential sportswriter in Boston, Jake Morse helped to shape…

Tim Murnane

From 1872 to 1884, Tim Murnane was a first baseman and outfielder…
Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy was a major league pitcher at 19, a world-class sprinter…

Alan Nathan

Alan Nathan never played in a big-league baseball game. Or in…

Max Nichols

Max Nichols knelt in an on-deck circle beside Jackie Robinson,…

Lou Niss

Team pictures of the New York Mets in the 1960s and ’70s showed…

Shirley Povich

As baseball grew more popular, people wanted to keep up with…
John T. Powers (COURTESY OF BILL LAMB)

John T. Powers

Like a host of others, the name of John T. Powers was likely…

Allan Roth

Henry Chadwick, baseball’s first historian, tried to capture…

Jack Ryder

Baseball writer Jack Ryder covered the Cincinnati Reds with unfailing…

Walter Schlichter

From 1902 through 1911, Walter Schlichter owned the Philadelphia…

Tom Shea

The Grandstand Baseball Annual 1996 reprinted an article titled…

Joe Simenic

If you spend much time at the Hall of Fame perusing the files…

Walter "Red" Smith

Red Smith, a small, shy man with a commonplace name, was an uncommonly…
Wendell Smith (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Wendell Smith

Wendell Smith built a media career that would eventually be recognized…

Ted Sullivan

The Johnny Appleseed of baseball, Timothy Paul “Ted” Sullivan,…

William D. Sullivan

As sports editor of the Boston Globe from 1884 to 1910, William…

Fred Tenney

When it came to fielding prowess, the consensus was that Fred…

Red Thisted

Red Thisted never saw a professional baseball game until he was…