Category Archive: Articles.2006-BRJ35

The Composition of Kings: The Monroe Monarchs and the Negro Southern League, 1932

When Negro National League officials agreed to close operations…

Effect of Batting Order (Not Lineup) on Scoring

This present study is an outgrowth of my presentation in 2004…

Still Searching for Clutch Pitchers

More than two decades ago, Pete Palmer contributed what I think…

The Demise of the Reserve Clause: The Players’ Path to Freedom

A moment that marked a dramatic shift in the power structure…

Revisiting Bill Veeck and the 1943 Phillies

Few pieces published in a SABR journal have had a greater impact…

Interleague Attendance Boost Mostly a Mirage

Over the past 10 years, interleague play has become one of the…

All Saves Are Not Created Equal

When the Fireman of the Year award was created in 1960, the term…

Fenway Park’s Hand-Operated Scoreboard

On the evening of August 15, 2006, Nate Moulter and Mike Gavin…

More Interesting Statistical Combinations

In Baseball Research Journal 33 Fred Worth presented an intriguing…

DiMaggio’s Challengers

Joe DiMaggio’s record hitting streak of 56 games is probably…

New Light on an Old Scandal

My interest in the “Black Sox scandal” began at summer’s…

The Curse of the . . . Hurlers? Consequential Yankees–Red Sox Trades of Note

The Curse of the Bambino hovered over the Boston Red Sox for…

Salary Arbitration: Burden or Benefit?

The salary arbitration process is not well understood and it…

One-Team Players

Most articles written about Craig Biggio or Jeff Bagwell…

Baseball Geography and Transportation

In 1876, at the time of the National League’s inception, the…
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The Cy Young Award: Individual or Team Recognition?

The Cy Young Award is Major League Baseball’s premier annual…

Are Balanced Teams More Successful?

If a team scores 10% more runs than average and allows 10% fewer…

Nickel and Dime Pitches

The cover of a baseball comprises two strips of leather (identical…

Does Walking the Leadoff Batter Lead to Big Innings?

During a playoff broadcast in 2002, Tim McCarver made a…

How Rules Changes in 1920 Affected Home Runs

The home run was not a major part of a batter’s arsenal in…

Relative Team Strength in the World Series

This essay examines some statistical features of the major league…

Base Ball to Base-Ball to Baseball

Baseball didn’t just develop into the national pastime in the…

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