Category Archive: Articles.1974-BRJ3

The Batter's Run Average

The problem of measuring batting skill is as old as baseball…

Willie Mays' First Season

"The first time I saw Willie Mays in the outfield, I knew he…

What is Baseball?

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Tinker vs. Matty: A Study in Rivalry

From an article on Christy Mathewson in the 1963 Turkin-Thompson…

Thre Triples in One Game

Hitting three triples in s game has become a rare batting feat.  …

Waite Hoyt, Broadcaster

As a kid pitcher he was called "School Boy" Hoyt -- for he was…

What Happened to Dawson?

In past years the Journal has carried articles about locating…

The War of 1912: The Wood-Johnson Duel

Baseball history is replete with games in which great pitchers…

The Spoilers

Billy Williams of the Cubs has spoiled no-hit games for pitchers…

The Southern League of Colored Ball Ballists

The first attempt to organize a Negro professional baseball league…

The McGraw Principle Applied Inversely

It seems safe to say that almost all arguments about worst baseball…

Singles are Important, Too

So much emphasis has been placed on home runs in recent years…

Pitchers as Home Run Hitters

With the American League going to the designated hitter for the…

The Hal Chase Case

Harold Harris Chase was born February 13, 1883 at Los Gatos,…

Mays and Bonds Top Power – Speed List

One of the most notable trends in the major leagues in the last…

Lewis Making Mark as Pinch Runner

Ever since nine players trotted on the field for the first major…

Part-Time Player, Full-Time Leader

In order to be eligible for a batting or slugging title a player…

Leo "Muscle" Shoals

Perhaps the most drastic change baseball has seen during the…

Comiskey Park

Inevitably, the deeds done in ball parks receive more publicity…

Hall of Fame Survey

The Society for American Baseball Research recently completed…

Covers

Ever since the Society for American Baseball Research was formed…

All-Star Homers – Who'll Hit No. 100?

This spring, baseball attention will be focused on Henry Aaron…

Baseball for Credit

Maryville College is a fast-growing co-educational institution,…

A No-Hitter for Alex the Great

Grover Cleveland Alexander won 373 games in the National League…

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