Category Archive: Articles.2013-BRJ42-2

In the first twentieth-century World Series (1903), he made the final out.

More Whimpers Than Bangs: How Batters Perform When “It’s the World Series and they’re down to their final out”

We all know that baseball games lack an arbitrary end. No clock…
NL president’s reputation for blocking Bill Veeck’s efforts to integrate MLB may not be warranted.

The Veracity of Veeck

In his excellent biography of Bill Veeck, author Paul Dickson…
L-R, Larry Foster, Gary Moore, Tom Prucha, Joe Horlen, Mel Dotterweich, Vince Magrino, and Mike McCormick.

The Hearst Sandlot Classic: More than a Doorway to the Big Leagues

Set against the backdrop of a country emerging from war, and…
The peace agreement that was concluded after the 1915 season was accompanied by far less fanfare.

Fate and the Federal League: Were the Federals Incompetent, Outmaneuvered, or Just Unlucky?

For years, the convention has been to view the Federal League,…

Clutch Hitting in the Major Leagues: A Psychological Perspective

Sabermetricians have been arguing about the reality of clutch…
In 1978, he had 731 plate appearances and at least one hit in 44 consecutive games.

Is a Major League Hitter Hot or Cold?

Many major league baseball games are decided in the final innings…
had already earned the nickname “Home Run” before he starred in the 1911 World Series.

When Did Frank Baker Become "Home Run" Baker?

The story of how Frank Baker, the Philadelphia Athletics star…
Founder of Baseball for All is believed to be the first woman ever to throw batting practice to a major league team.

Preferences Between Baseball and Fastpitch Softball Amongst Female Baseball Players

Baseball is a male-dominated sport. Softball is often considered…
(back row, center) who set a major league record by scoring on 65.4 percent of the times he reached base (53 runs on 86 TOB) in 1925.

The Mystery of Jack Smith’s Runs

One would guess that several factors influence a player’s ability…

Debs Garms, the Bioproject, and I

The SABR BioProject is not only a boon to readers, but to the…

The 20/30 Game Winner: An Endangered/Extinct Species

The first part of this article is a statistical analysis on the…
pitched 26 innings on May 1, 1920, good for a 112 Game Score. (His opponent, Joe Oeschger, also pitched all 26, but allowed fewer hits, netting an outsized 125 Game Score.)

Game Score vs. Starter Score

The deficiencies in Bill James' pitching stat Game Score wouldn’t…

The Team with the Most On-Base Percentage Titles

Tthere is one team in baseball which has a disproportionate number…

Prospects, Promotions and Playoff Races: Do They Bring Fans to Minor League Games?

Minor league baseball has undergone a resurgence, exemplified…
Chicago Cubs president was one of the most highly respected baseball executives during the 1920s and early 1930s.

Baseball’s First Bill Veeck

What with Bill Veeck Jr.’s gregarious nature, numerous achievements,…
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