Category Archive: Articles.2010-TNP

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

A playmate of Ty Cobb's son was given the chance to take the…

Milo’s Memories: When the Braves Came to Atlanta

Milo Hamilton served as the Atlanta Braves broadcaster from their…
Cable-TV mogul

The Franchise Transfer That Fostered a Broadcasting Revolution

Neither professional baseball nor sports broadcasting has been…
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

The Braves dominated their division during the 1990s, but they…
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

Picked to finish in the second division of the Southern Association,…
Was 12 when he became the youngest pro player in 1952.

Joe Reliford: The Inning of a Lifetime

One inning of Class D ball in 1952 made Joe 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

The author takes a whimsical look at the Atlanta Braves, from…

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

One Atlanta resident had to convince a judge that she had paid…
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

From 1916 to 1944, coach Frank Anderson developed a powerhouse…
Slick-fielding first baseman

Red Moore: He Could Pick It!

James “Red” Moore earned a reputation as a fine-fielding…

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

Under the punishing sun and swamp-like humidity in South Georgia,…

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