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All-Time Georgia-Born All-Star Team

In anticipation of hosting SABR 40, the Magnolia Chapter has…
showed some acting talent, but one movie was enough to convince him that his future was on the diamond.

Ty Cobb, Actor

During the first years of the twentieth century many of the most…
Ty Cobb’s former batboy, left, with author Mil Fisher.

Ty Cobb as Seen through the Eyes of a Batboy

COLLABORATOR’S NOTE: My friendship with James Fargo (Jimmy)…

Milo’s Memories: When the Braves Came to Atlanta

COLLABORATOR’S NOTE: Between his big-league broadcasting debut…
Cable-TV mogul

The Franchise Transfer That Fostered a Broadcasting Revolution

When the Milwaukee Braves’ baseball franchise was transferred…
His number hangs on the façade at Turner Field. Should it hang in Cooperstown?

Marvelous Murphy: Too Good to Ignore

The yardstick for enshrinement in Cooperstown is generally determined…
1947 Northwest Georgia Textile League champions.

Working to Play, Playing to Work: The Northwest Georgia Textile League

Floyd County, Georgia, in the northwest corner of the state,…
Posing for a team photo before a game.

The Atlanta Black Crackers

Atlanta’s baseball history is dominated by names such as Hank…
Site of one of the fastest baseball games ever played.

That Was Quick!

The average time required to play a major-league baseball game…

Three Georgia-Born Former Dodgers Lead the Crackers to a Pennant

A 1950 preseason poll of Southern Association sportswriters picked…
Was 12 when he became the youngest pro player in 1952.

Joe Reliford: The Inning of a Lifetime

One inning of Class D ball made Joe Louis Reliford a baseball…
Members of the Boston Red Sox mix with locals in Macon during spring training in 1904. Players are, from right to left, unidentified, Lou Criger, two unidentified players, Hobe Ferris, unidentified, Chick Stahl, Jimmy Collins, and Long Tom Hughes. Candy LaChance (with mustache) is at the top of the photo. (BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, PRINT DEPARTMENT, MCGREEVEY COLLECTION)

Spring Training in Georgia: The Yannigans Are Coming!

From the beginning of professional baseball in the nineteenth…

Braves Alphabet

A is for AARON—“Hammerin’ Hank” and Tommie, too— and…

The All-Time Atlanta Braves All-Star Team

In addition to an All-Time Georgia-born All-Star team, the Magnolia…

Remembering Skip

"Skip and Pete" — Caray and Van Wieren — broadcast Atlanta…

Ms. Eliza Gets a Seat

It wasn't April Fools Day, but it was a Friday the 13th; maybe…
Coach Frank Anderson always wore his uniform to practice and to games. He held practices after classes (after labs for science students) and devoted more than half of his drills to hitting, where he said most baseball players need it most.

Frank Anderson: The Dean of Southern College Baseball Coaches, 1916–1944

[He] could watch a player plow a field and tell whether there…
Slick-fielding first baseman

Red Moore: He Could Pick It!

Whenever a Negro Leagues veteran is asked about James “Red”…

Help in High Places

On May 3, 1897, the ministers of Atlanta announced their determination…

Who’s Going to Pitch?

While controversies related to baseball in the nineteenth century…
Led the New York Giants to three pennants and one World Series title in ten years as manager.

Memphis Bill in Newnan

As the last National League player to bat .400 in a season, Bill…
Past and present members of the Thomasville Hornets pose with the team’s Empire State League pennant before the start of the 1914 season. Standing, left to right: Mitchell Davenport, Klump, Harry Champlin, “Red” Murch, Mabry, Manager Martin Dudley, Hal Barnett, George Wilkes, Hall, Vincent Roth, “Professor” Day, Schultz, Ealen, Telken, Kane. Front row, left to right: E. R. Jerger, Club Secretary; R. G. Mays, club president (1914); J. B. Jemison, club president (1913).

The Empire State League: South Georgia Baseball in 1913

They played six days a week, May through August, under the punishing…

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