Category Archive: Articles.1982-TNP-Premiere-1

The Early Years: A Gallery

What stories these pictures tell! They give voice to a game,…

Modern Times

Click on an image below to view Stuart Leeds's illustrated article,…

The Egyptian and the Greyhounds

Two years ago at an auction in St. Louis, I acquired a cabinet…

The Great New York Team of 1927—And It Wasn't The Yankees

The 1927 New York Yankees, featuring Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, et…

Goose Goslin's Induction Day

The date was July 22, 1968: a hot summer day in Cooperstown,…

All the Record Books are Wrong

Editor's note: In the 1982 launch of The National Pastime, reissued…

How Fast Was Cool Papa Bell?

Just how fast was Cool Papa Bell? Well, listen to the master…

Books Before Baseball: A Personal History

The image of American higher education reflected by college athletics…

Runs and Wins

MOST STATISTICAL analyses of baseball have been concerned with…

Ballparks: A Quiz

1. Who were the two Cincinnati pitchers who took a rowboat across…

The Writer's Game: The Field Of Play

FOR ALMOST A CENTURY baseball has engaged layers of the imagination…

From a Researcher's Notebook: Baltimore, the Eastern Shore, And More (1982)

Baltimore’s Worst Starts In Years Ending in “2”It was probably…

Double Joe Dwyer: A Life In the Bushes

When Joe Dwyer was a kid in high school, his teammates on the…

Ladies and Gentlemen, Presenting Marty McHale

Damon Runyon once wrote a story about me, saying this fellow…

A Tale of Two Sluggers: Roger Maris and Hack Wilson

If  you were asked what Hack Wilson and Roger Maris had…

Dandy at Third: Ray Dandridge

Squat, bow-legged Ray Dandridge was a "vacuum cleaner" at third…

Baseball's Misbegottens: Expansion Era Managers

In the 1970s, the very time when players and umpires gained wealth…

The Merkle Blunder: A Kaleidoscopic View

On September 23, 1908, as I wrote in The Un­forgettable…

19th-Century Baseball Deserves Equal Time

On April 22, 1980, Chicago Cub shortstop Ivan DeJesus became…

Nate Colbert's Unknown RBI Record

Nate Colbert set a single-season RBI record in 1972; hardly anyone…

Remembrance of Summers Past

In my years as a traveling baseball writer, namely 1946 through…

John Thorn: Introduction to The National Pastime: Premiere Edition

Editor's note: More than three decades after publication, the…
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