Category Archive: Articles.1972-BRJ1

Walter Johnson: King of 1-0 Hurlers

Vida Blue lost two consecutive 1-0 games in 1971 and fans wondered…

Ty Cobb Steals Home

Tyrus R. Cobb, the Georgia Peach, who ravaged American League…

Snowing Under the Competition

In 1920 Babe Ruth startled the baseball world by hitting 54 home…

Tommy Holmes' 37-Game Hitting Streak

Willie Davis gave it a good try in 1969, and Rico Carty in 1970,…

Tigers Best at Triple Plays

The unassisted triple plays -- seven in regular play and one…

The Babe's First Big Box Score

It was just a note in a 1914 minor league box score, but as time…

The Man With the Peculiar Name

Whatever happened to many of the major league stars of yesteryear?…

Player Endurance Records

One measure of player endurance is consecutive games played.…

Mays Best Percentage Stealer in NL in 1971

It's hard to believe but the ML official averages show that 40-year…

Many Old Negro League Stars Still Around

The recent election of Satchel Paige to the Hall of Fame brings…

Lee Allen, Baseball Historian

I was winding up another night in front of the sports microphone…

Home Runs vs. Strikeouts

If a batter hits 47-48 homers a season, he's going for the fences,…

First Stringers, Journeymen, Strangers, Ambulances, Life Guards

The only pitchers who earned their money before the end of the…

Renewed Interest in Hit By Pitch Records

Batters hit by pitched balls has been an interesting baseball…

East Meets West in Negro All-Star Game

Considerable effort has been expended in the last few years on…

Crowds of Days Gone By

Witnessing thousands of empty seats at Baltimore during the final…

Coincidence? World Series Winners and Presidential Elections

Even though Washington has lost its major league baseball club,…

Clarifying an Early Home Run Record

Major league baseball parks have changed considerably since 1884.…

The Dream Hit: A Pinch Grand Slam

All batters think it's great to hit a home run. They think it's…

Birds, Bees, Beasts and Baseball

Fans may recall that Boog Powell, while batting in the 1971 World…

Survey: Big Sam Thompson Belongs in the Hall of Fame

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Baseball is Still the National Sport

This veteran observer saw his first big league game at old Columbia…

A Century of O.B. Leaders

After 100 years of organized baseball, dating from the start…

When Right is Wrong

Until the recent success of New York Met, Cleon Jones, there…

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