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…

Sewell was a Real Fox at the Plate

There is some irony in the fact that baseball recordkeepers have…

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…

Relative Batting Averages

Who has the highest single season batting average in major league…

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…

Moses Solomon, the Rabbi of Swat

"For the hour will come whenYour vigor will fade,And Fortune,…

Mordecai Peter Centennial Brown

He had one name form the Old Testament, one from the New, and…

Grounding into Double Plays

Joe Torre's frustrating 1975 season was "highlighted" by the…

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…

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