Category Archive: Articles.1980-BRJ9

Intentional Bases on Balls:The First 25 Seasons

The intentional base on balls was a part of professional baseball…

Is Pitching 75% of Baseball?: Expert Opinions

An important part of the folklore of baseball is the significance…

Jim Sheckard: A Live Wire in the Dead-Ball Era

The cold, pallid stone in Columbia, Pa., denotes his final resting…

Joe Oeschger Remembers

In discussions of baseball records, most observers agree that…

Maury Wills and the Value of a Stolen Base

The stolen base is an exciting play which has many supporters…

Lots of Home Runs at Atlanta?

"Year after year, lots of home runs at Atlanta." "Must be about…

John McGraw and Pennant Park

    As perhaps the greatest of all baseball managers,…

Newly Discovered RBI Records

Runs batted in, now one of the most important measures of batting…

Post-Playing Careers

Major league players, after their active diamond days are over,…

The Highest Scoring Games

   When the Phillies defeated the Cubs 23-22 in 10…

The Mets Open in New York

September 29, 1980 marked the 100th anniversary of one of the…

The Best Fielders of the 1970s

Mark Belanger, winner of eight Gold Gloves in the last ten years,…

The Hollywood Stars

     The Hollywood Stars baseball club,…

The Cannonball

    For three fabulous seasons on the old Lincoln Giants…

The Role of the Umpire in 1900

The role of umpires in establishing public acceptance of organized…

The Durable Dodger Infield

Garvey, Lopes, Russell and Cey The Dodger infield that came to…

The Mets Open in New York

September 29, 1980 marked the 100th anniversary of one of the…

The Last Tripleheader

Only one tripleheader has been played in the majors in this century…

The Yankee Farm at Norfolk, Va.

After several years as a member of the Class C Virginia League,…

They Never Played in the Minors

With the nation's colleges playing a greater role in the training…

The St. Paul Unions: Minnesota's First Fling in the Majors

Contrary to popular belief, so goes the old joke, the Minnesota…

Three Shots of Rye

Tommy Burns, one of the lesser lights of Cap Anson's rampaging…

Umps as Multisports Figures

The 1979 edition of the Baseball Research Journal contains a…

Triples, The Pirates, and Forbes Field

The three-base hit made a tremendous comeback in 1979 with outstanding…

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