Category Archive: Articles.2015-BRJ44-1

Editors and writers began calling for an annual major-league All-Star Game (actually an all-star series) as early as 1914.

The Retroactive All-Star Game Project

We all know that the first All-Star Game wasn’t played until…
Yankees catcher is said to have intentionally dropped the third strike three times in one game.

The Dropped Third Strike: The Life and Times of a Rule

The dropped third strike is a peculiar rule. Three strikes and…
Harvey Dorfman and Karl Kuehl's 1989 book has been widely read by players in the major leagues.

The Work of Harvey Dorfman: A Professional Baseball Mental Training Consultant

The importance of psychology in the development of baseball players…
Braves shortstop signed a seven-year, $58 million contract with less than two years of major league experience.

First-Generation Player Contracts: An MLB Success Story?

Like most businesses, major league baseball (MLB) owners strive…
Chicago Cubs infielder was thought for many years to have won the 1912 NL Triple Crown.

Seeking Resolution of the Discrepancy for the 1912 NL Triple Crown

For many years, according to several prestigious sources, Heinie…
Former Nebraska State League president umpired the September 13, 1915, contest between his fellow inmates at Leavenworth Prison and the Kansas City Packers when Federal League umpires missed their train.

Pros vs. Cons: Federal Leaguers versus Federal Prisoners at Leavenworth

On an 89-degree September 13, 1915, the Kansas City Packers became…
In 1924, his 262 Ks accounted for nearly eight percent of all National League strikeouts. Next in the league came his teammate Burleigh Grimes with 135.

Dazzling Dazzy Vance in the "K-Zone"

Walter Johnson. Lefty Grove. Bob Feller. Sandy Koufax. Nolan…
His iconic homer in the 1975 World Series serves as a Boston cultural touchstone in the film

More Baseball in Non-Baseball Films

Even the most obscure films with obvious baseball themes are…
whose pride in Chicago ultimately led to the formation of the National League, proclaimed that he would rather be a lamppost in Chicago than a millionaire in any other city.

William Hulbert and the Birth of the National League

In 1916, former National League President Abraham G. Mills said…
First baseman and manager of the American Association St. Paul Saints 1902–05, helming two pennant winners. He was soon embroiled in a scam that involved him acting as a front for club owner George Lennon.

Michael Kelley's 1906-08 Woes with Organized Baseball

Michael Kelley played only briefly in one major league season.…

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