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

A study of the Georgia Peach's steals of home. Tyrus R. Cobb,…

Snowing under the competition

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

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

Analyzing all the triple plays in the major leagues since 1901.  Editor's…

The Babe's first big box score

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

The man with the peculiar name

One player whose identity remained a mystery for many years was…

Player endurance records

One measure of player endurance is consecutive games played.…

Mays best percentage stealer in NL in 1971

A look at the stolen base percentage leaders from 1951 to 1971. It's…

Many old Negro League stars still around

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

Lee Allen, baseball historian

A tribute to Baseball Hall of Fame Historian Lee Allen after…

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

Although documented records of the Negro Leagues were even more…

Crowds of days gone by

Witnessing thousands of empty seats at Baltimore during the …

Coincidence? World Series winners and Presidential elections

On the pattern connecting World Series champions in Presidential…

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…

Birds, bees, beasts and baseball

Down through the years, reports of ballgames have included mention…

Survey: Big Sam Thompson belongs in the Hall of Fame

Results of a 1972 survey conducted by SABR to determine which…

Baseball is still the national sport

Observations from a legendary baseball writer and J.G. Taylor…

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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