Category Archive: Articles.1984-BRJ13

Famous Nickname: Baseball’s Babes — Ruth and Others

George Herman Ruth is probably the most well known of all American…

Pitchers: 95 Enjoyed Ten Winning Seasons; 19 for Alexander

Since the cry of "Play Ball" first rang out, major league pitchers…

Playing Managers: Active Pilots 20% Over Norm in Titles Won

Anyone researching National and American League playing managers…

The Diamond Sport: A Jung Man’s Game That Appeals to All

The Swiss founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, visited…

Hometown Star: ‘Bushel Basket’ Charlie Gould of Cincinnati Red Stockings

It was a summer day in Brooklyn when the spectacular winning…

Analyzing Trades: Swap to Better, Poorer Team, Most Helpful?

EVERY YEAR dozens of players are traded or sold. While the success…

The Day Thurman Munson Taught Yankees’ P.R. a Lesson

This is a story about the day Thurman Munson dropped three third…

Colonial League a Trail Blazer in 1947 Debut: Stamford Team Fielded Six Black Players

WORLD WAR II decimated minor league baseball. Then, like the…

Better Yardstick: Rating Results vs. Total Plate Appearances

ONE CATEGORY of batters' statistics that is most useful for the…

Orioles Most Successful in 16 Seasons of Division Play

The Baltimore Orioles have been the most successful team in baseball…

Simpson’s Paradox: Stats Often Can Deceive

  A PARADOX, ACCORDING to Webster, is "a statement that seems…

Pitching, Defense Just Slightly More Important to Team Wins Than Offense

Baseball folklore abounds with pronouncements as to what areas…

Quebec Loop Broke Color Line in 1935

When Jackie Robinson joined the Montreal Royals in 1946, he became…

From a Researcher’s Notebook (1984)

ORIGINAL BULLPEN PLACE FOR FRUGAL FANS THE TERM "BULLPEN" IS…

Research of Minors Yields Major Finds

The search for data on nineteenth-century minor leagues to be…

Sam Streeter: Smartest Pitcher In Negro Leagues

When the first black All-Star Game was played in 1933, shortly…

A Tale of Two Friends: Old Scout Expired as Protégé Larry Sherry Won in 1959 Playoff

Baseball has had many unusually exciting seasons. Everyone has…

Millers Topped Minors in Odd Protested Games

When the Minneapolis Millers packed up their spikes and shin…

The Grandest Game: Long 1877 Duel of Zeroes Put Syracuse on Map

"The grandest game ever played," wrote Henry Chadwick in the…

Lil’ Rastus Was Ty Cobb’s Good Luck Charm

In the summer of 1908 Tyrus Cobb, the Georgia Peach, discovered…

In Memoriam: Carl Mays’ Beaning of Ray Chapman Recounted

Ray Chapman, the only player killed in a major league game, was…

Forgotten Champs: No Player, Only Pilot of 1939-40 Reds in Shrine

Fans of baseball history are well aware that it was the Cincinnati…
Baseball Research Journal #13 (1984)