Category Archive: Articles.2006-TNP

The 1945 All-Star Game: The Baseball Navy World Series at Furlong Field, Hawaii

There was no All-Star Game in the summer of 1945. But in late…

Clemente's Entry into Organized Baseball: Hidden in Montreal?

A lie can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting…

"Why, They'll Bet on a Foul Ball": The Southern Association Scandal of 1959

Chattanooga Lookouts first baseman Jess Levan was the last man…

Bringing Home the Bacon: How the Black Sox Got Back into Baseball

Editor's note: This article was originally published in "The…

Danny Gardella and the Reserve Clause

Danny Gardella's 24 home runs and three sea­sons of major league…

About the Boston Pilgrims

My 2003 article, "The Boston Pilgrims Never Existed" was published…

Wallace Goldsmith, Boston Sports Cartoonist

While searching through the pages of the Boston Globe from the…

Professional Baseball and Football: A Close Relationship

The National Football League and baseball have enjoyed a close…

The '62 Mets: Blame Weiss and Stengel

The 1962 Mets were a lot worse than they looked.  That's an…

Dizzy Dean, Brownie for a Day

It ain't braggin' if you can back it up. That was the reply of…

The Chicago Cubs' College of Coaches: A Management Innovation That Failed

P.K. Wrigley and the Chicago Cubs' "College of Coaches" in…

Death in the Ohio State League

The year 1906 was one of change for minor league baseball in…

Sound Bites: Noise at Big-League Ballparks

A .357 Magnum fired at arm's length slams your eardrums with…

This Is Your Sport on Cocaine: The Pittsburgh Trials of 1985

"In the '80s we had a terrible cocaine problem. Did…

The First Unknown Soldier: General Emmett O'Donnell, Baseball Commissioner

When General William D. Eckert was elected to the office of baseball…

Was Roy Cullenbine a Better Batter Than Joe DiMaggio?

In Bill Borst's article ''A St. Louis Harbinger: The 1942 Browns,"…

Twilight at Ebbets Field

Ebbets Field has been gone for nearly half a cen­tury, but the…

I'm a Faster Man Than You Are, Heinie Zim

Although not now as legendary as Fred Merkle's base-running blunder…

Marathon Men: Rube and Cy Go the Distance

Cy Young didn't have a problem when asked to choose his biggest…

The Windowbreakers: The New York Giants in 1947

Nobody saw it coming. Nobody could have, because nothing quite…

Crossing Red River: Spring Training in Texas

Several years ago when the Texas Rangers explored the idea of…

Fascinating Aspects About the Retired Uniform Numbers of the Detroit Tigers

What makes these Detroit Tigers uniform numbers — 2, 5, 6,…

The Winning Team: Fact and Fiction in Celluloid Biographies

Narrative films are not factual films — even when they purport…
The National Pastime #26 (2006)

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