Category Archive: Articles.1973-BRJ2

Searching Out the Switch Hitters

In the last decade or so there has been an increased emphasis…

The First Game at Yankee Stadium

It was 50 years ago on April 18, 1923 that Yankee Stadium was…

Survey of Best Fielders since 1900

Fielding has been a long-neglected area in player evaluation. …

Smoky Joe WIlliams

Once tabbed by Ty Cobb as "a sure 30-game winner in the major…

Schedule Changes Since 1876

When each team had several games cancelled at the start of the…

On Base Average for Players

There are two main objectives for the hitter.  The first is…

The Pre-1900 Batting Stars

Little detailed information has been available on batting stars…

Ruth Makes War on Warhop

On May 7, 1915, a German submarine sank the Cunard Liner Lusitania…

The "Split Century"

The days of the classic umpire-ballplayer feuds are long gone…

Locating the Old-Time Players

Introduction For a number of years, the Research Club of the…

Ralph Miller: Last of the 19th Century Players

The last survivor of 19th century baseball is Ralph Darwin Miller,…

The Owner-Player Conflict

The rhetorical examples on the opposite page furnish a vivid…

Jack Graney: The First Player Broadcaster

It has now been 86 years since John Gladstone "Jack" Graney first…

The Youngest Major League Players

The public accent on youth in recent years has had little effect…

Fraser Led in Hit Batsmen

Editor's note: All statistics presented below were believed to…

Heroes of the Middle Atlantic League

Reminiscing about players and teams from the the old Middle Atlantic…

Hitting Leadoff Homers

Editor's note: The statistics below were believed to be correct…

Alva Lee "Bobo" Holloman

As is well known, the only man to pitch a no-hit game in his…

Baseball in Akron, 1879-81

The creation of the National League in 1876 provided a stable…

Bleacher Bums of Yesteryear

The baseball fans of the 1930s and 1940s were a special breed,…
Baseball Research Journal #2 (1973)

Survey: Impact of Black and Latin Players

A quarter century has passed since Jackie Robinson broke the…

Clemente Left His Mark

The tragic death of Roberto Clemente in a plane crash on December…

Ernie Lanigan, Patron Saint of SABR

Baseball already has had some interesting centennials. In 1939,…

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