Category Archive: Articles.2015-BRJ44-2

Connie Mack's Income

For most of the first 100 years of major league baseball, owning…

Remembering the 1951 Hazard Bombers

In 1951, a group of young minor league ballplayers from southeastern…
Babe Ruth, circa 1921 (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

The Sultan of Swag: Babe Ruth as a Financial Investment

In Babe Ruth's first year with the Yankees in 1920, he hit…

Babe Ruth, Brooklyn Dodgers Coach

Of all the facets of Babe Ruth’s long and distinguished career,…
Although on the surface Miller Huggins and Jacob Ruppert seemed worlds apart, the two men had striking similarities. They were the architects of the New York Yankees’ dominance in the 1920s. (BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY)

The Colonel and Hug: The Odd Couple ... Not Really

Although on the surface Miller Huggins and Jacob Ruppert seemed…

Larry Twitchell’s Big Day

Larry Twitchell's greatest day in baseball came on August 15,…

The Enigma of Hilda Chester

Hilda Chester and her famous cowbell (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL…

Casey at the Stat

The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville nine that day:1 The…

Harry & Larry

Sometimes research leads us to answers we never intended to find.…

Pick Wisely

Television broadcasts of the Little League World Series typically…

Jury Nullification and the Not Guilty Verdicts in the Black Sox Case

This article was selected as a winner of the 2016 McFarland-SABR…

The New York Mets in Popular Culture

When the nascent New York Mets set out to fill the National League…

The First Televised Baseball Interview

Publicity photo issued by Philco. Connie Mack (center) and…

Measuring Franchise Success in the Postseason

Baseball's postseason has existed for over 110 years, enough…
His batting average in 1922 was eventually recorded officially as .400 but only after much debate and furor.

Examining Stolen Base Trends by Decade from the Deadball Era through the 1970s

This article was honored with a SABR Analytics Conference Research…
Cal Ripken (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

"That Record Will Never Be Broken!": How Many Unbreakable Records Are There?

Baseball aficionados often argue that certain records will never…

Switch-Hit Home Runs 1920-60

Switch-hitting dates back to the earliest days of the game, when…
still holds the American League record, one that may never be broken, for most consecutive scoreless innings in a game.

How Did That Guy Do That?

It’s the kind of game that makes you say, “How did that guy…
Baseball Research Journal, Fall 2015

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