Category Archive: Articles.1989-BRJ18

10,000 Plate Appearances

THE FOLLOWING is a list through 1989 of every major-league player…

200-Homer Teams: An Analysis

Baseball teams didn't slug 200 homers in a single season until…

1930 Negro National League

In the latest edition of an ongoing SABR project, researchers…

A red-letter bat day for Lefty Gomez

Lefty Gomez was a star pitcher with the New York Yankees from…

Ban Johnson preferred ERA over won-lost records

The American League did not adopt earned run averages until 1913.…

Bat, almost 6 feet long, used in National League game

In 1894 the regulation length of a bat was 42 inches, just as…

Bill Terry As Pitcher

Bill Terry was a Hall of Fame first baseman and player-manager.…

Chris Von der Ahe: Baseball's Pioneering Huckster

Move over, Charlie Finley and Bill Veeck - the old Browns' owner…

Critters, Flora, And Occupations: Minor-League Team Nicknames

WHILE WE ARE aware that colorful monikers of baseball players…

Demise Of The Triple

A thing of beauty and suspense, the triple may be the most exciting…

Evaluating Pitchers' Won-Lost Records

A pitcher's record is a common - and imperfect - gauge of his…

Eye Injury Handicapped Young Babe Ruth

When Babe Ruth broke into Organized Baseball it didn’t take…

From a Researcher's Notebook (1989)

Ernie Banks was the first black manager, if only for a day. Al…

Game-Winning Homers Against Old Club in Day After Trade

WOODIE HELD was sitting on the Baltimore bench during the first…

Hall Of Fame Managers, Hall Of Fame Nicknames

A MANAGER DOESN'T NEED A nickname to make the Hall, but it helps.…

Hall of Fame Teams: Study in Paradox

The more Hall of Famers a team owns, the more championships it…

Harry Heitman Deserves Respect

Harry Heitman pitched in one major league game in 1918, and although…

Homer Leaders by Letter

Letter Player Home Runs A Hank…

Jack Pfiester, the Giant Killer

Jack Pfiester was known as “Jack the Giant Killer” for his…

No Score, Big Score

On September 11, 1946, Cincinnati and the Dodgers played 19 innings…

The Forgotten Winning Streak of 1891

Ranking with the 1951 Giants and the 1978 Yankees, the Boston…

Runs Tallied

The homer hitter is the only player who scores or drives in a…

Joe Charboneau: Far-Out Phenom

There are phenoms, and there are phenoms. Super Joe could drink…

Simon Nicholls: Gentleman, Farmer, Ballplayer

"Was Simon Nicholls a typical turn-of-the-century player? Maybe…

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