Category Archive: Articles.2019-BRJ48-2

Left Out: Handedness and the Hall of Fame

An analysis of handedness and its importance to the game of baseball.Handedness…

Why OPS Works

Pete Palmer, the inventor of OPS (on-base plus slugging), explains…

Rating Baseball Agencies: Who is Delivering the Goods?

In this article, Barry Krissoff examines the number and size…

Hot Streaks, Screaming Grounders, and War: Conceptual Metaphors in Baseball

In this piece, Daniel Rousseau examines orientational, ontological,…

WAA vs. WAR: Which is the Better Measure for Overall Performance in MLB, Wins Above Average or Wins Above Replacement?

The data presented in this paper show that the Wins Above Replacement…

Community, Defection, and equipo Cuba: Baseball under Fidel Castro, 1959–93

Baseball is called America’s national pastime, but in Cuba…

Baseball Archeology in Cuba: A Trip to Güines

Visiting Cuba is like tripping in a time machine, and this photo…

Testing an RPI Ranking System for Canadian University Baseball

The Rating Percentage Index (RPI) is the most commonly used…

Time Between Pitches: Cause of Long Games?

A major topic for MLB and the baseball press continues to be…

Setting the Record Straight on 
Major League Team Nicknames

Of the major league teams that trace their history before 1960,…

Did MLB Exist Before the Year 2000?

Writers often refer to “MLB” as though it were something…

Baseball and the Great Movie Comedians

The true sport of the great movie comedians is baseball. From…

'Our Lady Reporter': Introducing Some Women Baseball Writers, 1900–30

Stereotypical beliefs about women permeate American popular culture,…

Carl Lundgren: The Cubs' Cold-Weather King

All the poetry and folklore of "Tinker to Evers to Chance" notwithstanding,…

Beyond the Miracle: The Mets of the Early 1970s

Looking back, the 1969 Miracle Mets year seems to be the lone…

Philadelphia in the 1882 League Alliance

Histories of the Philadelphia Phillies portray the club’s admission…
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