Category Archive: Articles.2012-BRJ41-1

The Bible and the Apocrypha

There can be little doubt that compared to pitching and hitting,…
Pitched from 1927-1941 and hit 38 career homers.

Pitchers Dig the Long Ball (At Least When They Are Hitting)

There have been many pitchers who also excelled with the bat,…

Hank Greenberg's American League RBI Record

Hall of Fame slugger Hank Greenberg wrote, “My goal in baseball…

Are Baseball Players Superior to Umpires in Discriminating Balls to Strikes?

Missed, bad or wrong calls are part of nearly every game and…
pitched double no-hitter for Cincinnati Reds in 1938.

Johnny Vander Meer's Third No-Hitter

During his major league career, Johnny Vander Meer possessed…

"Sparky"

The passion of a baseball player at Dorsey High School in Los…

Pop Kelchner, Gentleman Jake, The Giant-Killer, and the Kane Mountaineers

In the damp and chilly spring of 1907, at the height of the great…
Catcher Anna Kimbrell, pitcher Ashley Sujkowski and infielder Sarah Gascon.
On leave from the Boston Braves, he dominated the Japanese in two games of their five-game series with the Fort Myer Colonials.

Global World Series: 1955-57

Half a century before there was a World Baseball Classic, there…
Seen here in 1913, he made four trips to North America.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Baseball

A sometime-participant, an avid fan, and a zealous promoter of…
Presented with flowers before a game during the 1934 baseball tour of Japan.

Babe Ruth and Eiji Sawamura

A 17-year-old high school pitcher named Eiji Sawamura became…

Expos Get First Franchise No-Hitter Right Out of the Gate

The San Diego Padres have been around since 1969 and are awaiting…
No longer

One Trade, Three Teams, and Reversal of Fortune

The 1946 season had been a deep disappointment for the New York…
In 1906, Cleveland player-manager was second in AL batting at .355.

1906 Cleveland Naps: Deadball Era Underachiever

Baseball history is littered with heroic performances by great…
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