Category Archive: Articles.1982-BRJ11

What Happens to College All-America Selections?

It is an accepted fact that the nation's colleges have made a…

Why Did Mickey Smile?

Sages often observe that some things just naturally go together…

Only A Memory: A Look at a Few Historic Minor League Ballparks

You sat so close to the field you could almost touch the players.…

Robert M. Keating, Inventor

One of the most fascinating aspects about the Study of baseball…

Ten Years of the Designated Hitter

Hal McRae of the Kansas City Royals climaxed his 10-year efforts…

The Baseball Tradition in Western Canada

The mythical baseball championship of the Northwest was the focal…

The 1887 Binghamton Bingos

On August 20, 1887, the Binghamton, New York Bingos (International…

The Chicago National League Champions of 1876

In 1876, the United States was a century old and had 38 states.…

The Earl of Snohomish

The names of so many Hall of Famers convey a magical, almost…

The Evangeline League Scandal of 1946

Since the World Series scandal of 1919 baseball has been so exemplary…

Toledo Toppled by Buzz Saw in 1934

For the members of the Toledo Mud Hens, as for most Americans,…

Umpires Are Human, Too

    Umpires have had their share of accidents officiating…

The Clown Prince of Baseball

It was 1977 and I had never been to Connecticut before. I was…

The Life Satisfaction of Retired Ballplayers

IntroductionAlthough it is generally acknowledged that active…

Feminine Nicknames: 'Oh You Kid,' From Tilly to Minnie to Sis

In 1959 Bill Bryson remarked in Baseball Digest: "The masculine…

Fernando vs. The Bird: A Tale of Two Pitchers

The appearance of Los Angeles Dodger rookie lefthander Fernando…

From A Researcher's Notebook (1982)

Old Orioles' Record for Triples Doubled UpThe old Orioles of…

Howie Moss: Minor League Slugger

"Today's my birthday! I'm 63 years old today!"Thus spoke Howard…

Home Run Baptism of New Parks

Minnesota's new enclosed stadium, the Metrodome, was dedicated…

Johnny Davis

Johnny Davis. His teammates called him Cherokee. The Homestead…

November 4, 1920: The Day Torriente Outclassed Ruth

Cristobal Torriente, the magnificent Cuban power hitter, was…

Mystery and Tragedy: The O'Connell-Dolan Scandal

One of the most famous scandals of baseball history is the O'Connell-Dolan…

Alexander's Shutout Record in 1916

    The past two decades have seen some season records…

Baker Bowl

Baker Bowl it was a wonderful place! More action probably took…

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