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Overcoming war and skepticism, he began working for the Dodgers in 1947 and would go on to record virtually every pitch in the team's games for the next 18 years.

Allan Roth: The First Front Office Statistician

Beginning with his hiring by the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s,…
Played a legitimate, if limited, role in the history of baseball, but any claims to the title “father of baseball” only seem legitimate in comparison with the even more specious Doubleday myth.

The Creation of the Alexander Cartwright Myth

The two most well-known stories of baseball's creation — that…
His caught stealing stats were studied by Bill Deane in 1991, inspiring the incorporation of caught stealing data into total player rating.

Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing by Catchers: Updating Total Player Rating

In 1984's The Hidden Game of Baseball, Pete Palmer came up with…

McGraw’s Streak: 26 Consecutive Games Without A Loss in 1916

In the fall of 1916, New York Giants manager John McGraw drove…
Sukeforth shrugged off his importance to the Jackie Robinson story, but Robinson didn’t.

Clyde Sukeforth: The Dodgers’ Yankee and Branch Rickey’s Maine Man

Clyde Sukeforth was the consummate Yankee, though he was never…

Identifying Undated Ticket Stubs: An Attempt to Recapture Baseball History

Some professional baseball teams did not include dates on regular…

The Great 1952 Florida International League Pennant Race

South Florida is notoriously hot in the summer, but conditions…
in the uniform of the 1968–69 National Series champion Azucareros ball club, three seasons after his miraculous three-game pitching string.

Aquino Abreu: Baseball’s Other Double No-Hit Pitcher

Aquino Abreu—a diminutive right-handed fastball specialist…

Defiance College’s Historic 1961 Postseason

Defiance College in northwestern Ohio has fielded a baseball…

Hitting Mechanics: The Twisting Model and Ted Williams’s "The Science of Hitting"

The “Twisting Model” is a biomechanical model of physical…
In his 7-year major league pitching career (1913–19), he led all AL lefties with 1,000+ IP in allowing the fewest baserunners per nine innings (9.84.)

The Best Shortened-Season Hitting Performance in Major League History

What player in major league history, while participating in no…
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Was There a Seven Way Game? Seven Ways of Reaching First Base

A common trivia question among baseball fans is: How many ways…
His batting average was above the .400 mark for all but two games of the 1922 season.

The Three, or Was It Two, .400 Hitters of 1922

The .400 batting average (BA) for an individual in a single season…
Captivated fans around the American League in 1976.

Do Fans Prefer Homegrown Players? An Analysis of MLB Attendance, 1976–2012

Since the dawn of free agency, there has been increasing affection…
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Spring 2014 Baseball Research Journal

Volume 43, Issue 1

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