Category Archive: Articles.1986-BRJ15

SABR Picks 1900-1948 Rookies of the Year

A poll of the Society's members fills the void in the selections…

Is Ozzie Smith Worth $2,000,000 a Season?

In April 1985, Ozzie Smith signed a contract which called for…

Jack Bentley’s Sad Tale: Victim of Circumstances

When the New York Giants purchased Jack Bentley from the Baltimore…

Judy Johnson: A True Hot Corner Hotshot

William "Judy" Johnson was one of the slickest fielding third…

Irving Lewis: The Boston Brave Who Never Was

Many of even the most casual fans are familiar with the legendary…

Forbes Field Praised as a Gem When It Opened

On June 28, 1970, the Pittsburgh Pirates swept a doubleheader…

Cape Cod League A Talent Showcase

The Cape Cod Baseball League, one of the top summer collegiate…

Hazards and Tips for Researchers

An often-quotes passage in the book What Is History? by E. H.…

Chicos and Gringos of Béisbol Venezolana

A boy on a pony, his glove hitched to his belt, emerges from…

Bud Fowler, Black Pioneer, and the 1884 Stillwaters

The proliferation of professional baseball teams in 1884 provided…

Baseball’s First Publicist: Henry Chadwick

Imagine a newspaper that contains no sports section. Imagine…

A Genuine Halo: Saint to Cardinal to Angel

True baseball fans thrive on trivia. Here are four questions,…

Bitter Inter-City Rivalry Died When Twins Arrived

“Even during the depression we could always count on a good…

A Truer Measure of ‘Games Behind’

Baseball fans know that games behind (GB), the number that appears…

Baseball Tops All Sports as National Phrasemaker

That Americans are a highly competitive and sports-minded people…

Player Salaries Envy of Laborers

Complaints about high salaries of baseball players are nothing…

Ben Geraghty: Too Good in Minors to Manage in Majors

Ben Geraghty, a survivor of the 1946 Spokane bus tragedy, won…

Ralph Glaze: They Called Him ‘Pitcher’

An All-American on the gridiron in 1905, Ralph Glaze spent three…

Seventh-Game Syndrome Key: Weary Pitching

Teams that blow a 3-1 lead in the World Series or LCS are twice…

Pitching Greatness: A 10-Year Analysis

Fourteen post-1900 hurlers have averaged 20 or more victories…

From a Researcher’s Notebook (1986)

Even contemporary writers were misled about Walter Johnson's…

Reminiscence: An Era Most Have Forgotten

The thrills experienced by a New York City youth who earned a…

Measuring the Greats on Prime Performance

Based on a ten-year span, Cobb batted .387, Ruth averaged 46…
Baseball Research Journal #15 (1986)