Category Archive: Articles.1976-BRJ5

When Rusie Opposed Kid Nichols

Ask a dozen baseball fans to select the best game ever played…

The Most Lopsided Shutouts

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs played one of the…

The National League's First Batting Champ

The National League in its initial season of 1876 was dominated…

Ruth, Dean, Stengel Most Colorful

There are many definitions of "colorful," but members of the…

The First Year of "Cyclone" Young

Canton, Ohio, the defending champions of the Tri-State League,…

The Black Bomber Named Beckwith

Hank Aaron may be baseball's new Babe Ruth - but will he ever…

Pitchers Stealing Home

Pitchers seldom steal bases, and hardly ever steal home. In fact,…

Old Orioles Reunited

New Cathedral Cemetery in southwest Baltimore is of some interest…

Nothing to Nothing in Overtime

Some of the great pitching duels in baseball history have received…

Jack Taylor, King of the Iron Men

Today's fans might find it hard to believe, but there was once…

Looking Back at 96

"Boys," recalled the oldest living former ballplayer, "I got…

Hitting Homers at Home and on the Road

There still is one career home run record that Henry Aaron has…

From the Bushes to the Bigs

There has been speculation over the years about great minor league…

Computers in Baseball Analysis

The most significant development in the use of statistics over…

Dean was Ruthless with Aging Babe

Babe Ruth and Dizzy Dean, two of baseball's most colorful performers,…

Extra Inning Home Runs

In 100 years of major league' baseball, there have been nearly…

Fanning Four Batters in One Inning

In 100 years of major league baseball and well over 100,000 games…

From a Researcher's Notebook (1976)

The National League started off without too much fanfare in 1876.…

Complete Games by Pitchers

Since the designated hitter rule went into effect in 1973, American…

Brown Edges Waddell in Centennial Sweepstakes

John McGraw was the outstanding baseball personage born in 1873;…

Baseball Is The National Game in Japan

Baseball was introduced into Japan in 1873 by an American teacher…

Baseball and the Dictionary of American Biography

The Dictionary of American Biography is a scholarly compendium…

1951 Giant-Dodger Playoff Game Tops in SABR Poll

In January 1976 the members of the Society for American Baseball…

A Woman Official Scorer

Official scoring of major league games has been a controversial…

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