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…

Who Rates as Baseball's Most Complete Sluggers?

65 players have had 80 or more extra-base hits in a season. Lou…

TV 'Good Guy' Garagiola Downplays Diamond Career

Joe wasn't as bad as he often claims. At 24 he was hitting .347…

Ben Geraghty: Too Good in Minors to Manage in Majors

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

Wilmington Quicksteps Glory to Oblivion

After clinching the 1884 Eastern League pennant in mid-August,…

They Could Run But Couldn't Walk

Alex Sanchez went to the plate 207 times before drawing his first…

Study of ‘The Count’ Yields Fascinating Data

The results support many homilies about the benefits that a pitcher…

Ralph Glaze: They Called Him ‘Pitcher’

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

The Tragic Saga of Charlie Hollocher

Triumph, mystery and sorrow marked his life. A weak hitter as…

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