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The 1903 Hudson River League

In 1903, one of the more prominent citizens of Poughkeepsie,…

Rube Waddell in 1902

Rube Waddell started the 1902 campaign with Los Angeles of the…

The 1922 Browns-Yankees Pennant Race

Other pennant races have been undecided longer, had more participants,…

The Base-Out Percentage: Baseball's Newest Yardstick

Is the batting average the most important morsel of information…

The Dallas Hams of 1888

Roger Kahn and Bob Ryan have highlighted both the excitement…

The First Negro in 20th Century Organized Baseball

In the last two decades of the 19th century, some 30 Negro players…

The Debut of Roger Bresnahan

The Washington Post sports section for August 28, 1897 contained…

Umpire Honor Rolls

Umpires, the unsung heroes of baseball, predictably received…

History of the Chicago City Series

The American League was established in 1900 and the following…

The Worst Season Ever

There have been many great teams in the majors over the past…

Home Runs Off The Big Train

Researchers have compiled the entire home run records of outstanding…

Huggins Beats Bresnahan in Centennial Sweepstakes

    Miller Huggins, the mighty mite who managed the…

Unsung Heroes: No-Hit Catchers

A pitcher who tosses a no-hitter receives instant acclaim and…

Long Service Field Perfomers

When a major league player closes out his active play around…

Wrigley Field Homers

Babe Ruth calling his shot . . . Gabby Hartnett's home run in…

Louis Santop, The Big Bertha

    A big, gruff-voiced, light-skinned Texan, Louis…

Three Dimensional Baseball

More than 50,000 people jammed the old Polo Grounds on the sultry…

New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia Athletics, 1927-1932

 On April 11, 1927, the Yankees won their home opener from…

Mantle is Baseball's Top Switch Hitter

In spite of Pete Rose's 44-game hitting streak in 1978 and his…

New Measures for Pitchers

Pitching, as the old cliché goes, is somewhere between 75 and…

'Riverside-Ensenada-Porterville': An All-Negro Minor League Team

   In early February 1952, Harry Leddell, President…

Offermann Stadium in Buffalo: Hitters Welcome; Pitchers Beware

   In the highly successful SABR publication, Minor…

A New Major Leaguer

Both Thompson's All Time Roster of Major League Baseball Clubs…

A Silk Sox Saga

   The roar of the crowd is old stuff to the veteran…

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