Category Archive: Articles.2014-BRJ43-2

Hall of Fame second baseman Evers, left, and manager Stallings helped lead the 1914

The 1914 Stallings Platoon: Assessing Execution, Impact, and Strategic Philosophy

This year marks a century since the historic run of the 1914…
The older brother, center, of St. Louis Cardinals stars Dizzy and Paul Dean shows his new House of David teammates how he grips a curveball on May 5, 1935.

The Third Brother Dean: “Elmer the Great”

The brothers Dizzy Dean and Paul “Daffy” Dean are remembered…
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.

Henderson, Cartwright, and the 1953 U.S. Congress

Several references can be found citing a commendation by the…
Yankees shortstop was the mystery guest on the debut episode of CBS-TV's

"What’s My Line?" and Baseball

What’s My Line? was a popular primetime game show on CBS-TV…
gave up a home run to Jackie Robinson late in 1947. The film

Fact vs. Fiction: An Analysis of Baseball in Films

Baseball is great theatre. Indeed, baseball stories have been…
L-R, front row: T.R. Taylor, R. Sanchez, L. LaSalle, G. Matile, R. Sheetz, R. Boone, J. Falls, D. Kildoo. Back row: B. Phillips, F. Hale (trainer), O. Rodriguez, J. Monohan, M. Hoffman, R. Mejias, J. Paepke (manager), R. Babcock, E. Johnson, B. Chatham.

Remembering the 1954 Waco Pirates and the Mejias Streak

Sixty years have passed since the Waco Pirates' glorious Big…
A gutsy decision on the part of Wally Moon helped him land a job in the major leagues and led to the trade of Enos Slaughter.

Giving Up the Stars and Reaching for the Moon

Although he would go on to be a part of three World Series-winning…
Sandy Koufax (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

A Season-Ending Doubleheader and its Impact on the 1966 World Series

Seldom are the occasions when a team emerges as back-to-back…
moved mid-season in 2006 from the Phillies to the Yankees by trade, then went to the Angels in 2009 as a free agent.

Do Hitters Boost Their Performance During Their Contract Years?

Each season, baseball fans and journalists alike identify which…
must have shaken off his cursed “Cubness” to allow the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks to win the World Series.

Revisiting the Ex-Cub Factor

Baseball is a superstitious sport. Players skip over foul lines…

A New Formula to Predict a Team's Winning Percentage

Bill James introduced a formula for estimating a team’s expected…

Probabilities of Victory in Head-to-Head Team Matchups

Winning percentages represent the fundamental metric of team…

Matchup Probabilities in Major League Baseball

Predicting the results of matchups in baseball, or any sport…
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