Category Archive: Articles.1981-BRJ10

Pitchers Giving Up Home Runs

Records of home runs hit by batters have been a part of baseball…

Scoring Every Inning

The structure of baseball provides rare performances that can…

Some Call Him 'Tarzan'

"It was my first spring training ever, at Jackson, Tennessee,…

The 1922 Pittsburgh Powerhouse

The year 1922 was a truly exciting one for baseball. The revolutionary…

The Blacklisting of Baseball's Ray Fisher

To all but a handful of the several hundred spectators attending…

The Building of Chicago's Wrigley Field

The 1981 baseball season marked the 66th straight year that the…

The 1892 Split Season

The 1981 split season, which resulted from a player strike lasting…

The "Missing" Tiger of 1902

For the past 78 years, Thomas Chalmers Fisher has been erroneously…

The Sacrifice Fly

The sacrifice fly was a part of major league baseball, off and…

The Sunday Saga of Ted Lyons

For 21 years Theodore Amar Lyons pitched for the Chicago White…

The Probability of the League Leader Batting .400

In 1980 George Brett, while ultimately falling short, came close…

Walter Johnson's Opening Day Heroics

Walter Johnson's shutout, strikeout, and victory records (including…

Was the Federal League a Major League?

Was the Federal League of 1914 and 1915 a major league? Baseball…

Who Are the Most Impressive Strikeout Pitchers?

Strikeout artists always seem to be crowd pleasers, even when…

Which Way for Wichita in 1887?

Wichita, Kansas, home of the 32-team national semi-professional…

Where Spectators Sit to Catch Baseballs

It is the custom at major league baseball games that fans can…

When the Highlanders Trained in Bermuda

In the spring of 1913, the New York American League team trained…

1957 Hurricane Swept Braves to Pennant

Calamitous. Catastrophic. Disastrous. None of these adjectives…

Al Heifer and the Game of the Day

Poems have been written about Mel Allen. Red Barber is in a James…

A Bizarre Game of Baseball

The 1981 minor league baseball season had at least one unique…

Bare Hands and Kid Gloves: The Best Fielders, 1880-1899

SABR members have selected all-star fielding teams for each decade…

Christo Von Buffalo: Was He the First Baseball Cartoonist?

When Albert G. Spalding wrote his American National Game in 1911,…

Average Batting Skill Through Major League History: A Commentary

Many of us who read Richard D. Cramer's article "Average Batting…

An Analysis of Baseball Nicknames

The word nickname is derived from the Old English eke name based…

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