Category Archive: Articles.1984-BRJ13

Long-Ball Heroes: Like Fictional Roy Hobbs, Yaz, Harm, Babe, Ted Led Turnabouts

On the theory that everyone has a little bit of the New York…

Aspirations: High School Teammates Who Reached Big Leagues

Every spring thousands of high school athletes try out for their…

‘I Don't Care If I Ever Get Back': Late Finishes Leave Fans Limp But Ecstatic

AT 4:09 A.M. on Easter morning, April 19, 1981, just 51 minutes…

Jimmy Cooney in Two Unassisted Triple Plays

The Twenties were still "Roaring,'' Lindbergh was in Paris, Coolidge…

Comparisons: Is N.L. Really Better? Study Raises Doubts

In addition to the traditional fireworks displays on Independence…

Winter Leagues: Dominican Real Fan and Talent Hotbed

Tony Pena sat alone on the top of the dugout steps, his legs…

A.G. Spalding: A Flamboyant Entrepreneur, Empire Builder

Speaking before a banquet of baseball aficionados in Philadelphia…

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…

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