Category Archive: Articles.2020-BRJ49-2

Baseball Research Journal, Fall 2020
Baseball Research Journal, Fall 2020

Josh Gibson Blazes a Trail: Homering in Big League Ballparks, 1930–1946

“Josh missed immortality and a chance to endorse breakfast…

Lou Gehrig, Movie Star

A publicity still of Lou Gehrig in Tarzan garb.   As…

Warren Spahn’s Insane Stats at the Twain

As a young southpaw, I naturally felt an affinity for major league…
Mickey Mantle is carried off on a stretcher after injuring his knee during the 1951 World Series at Yankee Stadium. (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Miami Hustlers: Magic City’s First Officially Sanctioned Minor League Team

Major league baseball arrived in South Florida on April 5, 1993,…

Andy Oyler’s Two-Foot Home Run: Is It Okay to Destroy a Legend?

Minneapolis Millers shortstop Andy Oyler topped a pitch into…

What Might Have Been: Dismantling Fenway Park Before the 1920 Baseball Season?

We know it didn’t come to pass, but when Fenway Park was…

The First Baseball War: The American Association and the National League

Organized baseball is, among other things, a business structure:…

Luck, Skill, and Head-to-Head Competition in Major League Baseball

In this article I deal with two issues: the relationship between…

Major League Player Ethnicity, Participation, and Fielding Position, 1946-2018

This is a study of the relationship between major league player…
Shohei Ohtani (MLB.COM)

Day-In/Day-Out Double-Duty Diamondeers: 1946–60

A few days after Shohei Ohtani made his major league debut…

Competitive Balance in the Free Agent Era: The Dog That Didn't Bark

This paper examines competitive balance in the free agent era…

The Art of the Brushback

“Pitching is the art of instilling fear.”1 — Sandy Koufax In…

Editor's Note: Fall 2020 Baseball Research Journal

Historians, start your engines! The events of the year 2020 cry…

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