Category Archive: Articles.1979-BRJ8

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 Dallas Hams of 1888

Roger Kahn and Bob Ryan have highlighted both the excitement…

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…

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…

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…

Baseball's Leading Outfielders

In 1972 the Society for American Baseball Research, then little…

Cellar-Dwellers Also Have Heroes

"The last shall be first" is a Biblical prediction which has…

Cy Young's Final Fling

On August 15, 1911, the legendary Cy Young, the only major league…

From A Researcher's Notebook (1979)

First Reserve Clause Enacted 100 Years AgoBaseball's first reserve…

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