Category Archive: Articles.2017-BRJ46-1

Hothead: How the Oscar Charleston Myth Began

Even though Oscar Charleston was inducted into the Baseball Hall…

‘Little League Home Runs’ in MLB History: The Denouement

An examination of one of baseball's most entertaining and memorable…

Marvin Miller and the Birth of the MLBPA

Journalist Studs Terkel called Marvin Miller “the most effective…

The 'Strike' Against Jackie Robinson: Truth or Myth?

The story of the St. Louis Cardinals' quashed strike in 1947…

More Than Ballplayers: Baseball Players and Pursuit of the American Dream in the 1880s

This essay is intended as an exploratory survey of baseball players…

A Pitching Conundrum: Tim Keefe and Old Hoss Radbourne

The 1950 rule defining pitching wins has been used as the criterion…

The Effect of Stride Length on Pitched Ball Velocity

One philosophy of pitching holds that pushing off the rubber…

Calculating Skill and Luck in Major League Baseball

One of the author's favorite topics is the contributions of skill…

Doubleheaders with More Than Two Teams

A modern fan goes to the ballpark to see two teams battle each…

The Many Faces of Happy Felton

Happy Felton, an all-around entertainer of a long-gone era, won…
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