Category Archive: Articles.2021-BRJ50-1

Spring 2021 Baseball Research Journal
Babe Ruth (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

The Business of Being the Babe

Babe Ruth is frequently lauded as the greatest player in Major…

In Search of Babe Ruth’s Statue in a Japanese Zoo

Though war clouds were gathering, it dropped peacefully out…
Hideo Nomo celebrates his no-hitter at Coors Field in 1996 (LOS ANGELES DODGERS)

Who Threw the Greatest Regular-Season No-Hitter since 1901?

Nolan Ryan celebrates his 7th no-hitter on May 1, 1991. (MLB.COM)   A…
In 1995, St. Catharines rebranded their team as the Stompers, a nod to the area’s wine-making. (AUTHOR'S COLLECTION)

Minor-League Baseball in Niagara, Canada, 1986–99

In 1995, St. Catharines rebranded their team as the Stompers,…

The One Time the 'Boston Red Sox' Played a Black Team

Star shortstop Dick Lundy was on the Hilldale team that played…
Cal baseball coach Carl Zamloch in 1929, his final season as Bears’ coach. (UC BERKELEY ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT)

Third Things First: Carl Zamloch and the Brief History of Reversible Baseball

On February 15, 1928, the University of California baseball squad…

Actual Pennant Winners Versus Pythagorean Pennant Winners, 1901–2020

This paper will provide a general comparison of actual pennant…
Ken Griffey Jr. (SEATTLE MARINERS)

The Symbiotic Relationship of Individual and Team Success

Ken Griffey Jr. is one of the all-time greats who never played…

Did Batters of Long Ago Learn During a Game?

  Modern baseball analysis has established without a…
Jim Konstanty receiving his 1950 MVP award from Ford Frick, then president of the National League. (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Black Swans in Baseball: The Case of the Unexpected MVP Season

First, it is an outlier, as it lies outside the realm of regular…
Dave Nicholson (THE TOPPS COMPANY)

Dave Nicholson, Revisited

He was forever young on his baseball card—6-foot-2, with a…

Fred Corcoran, Mr. Golf’s Turn at Bat

Although he was known as "Mr. Golf," Fred Corcoran served as…

Henry Chadwick Award: Gary Ashwill

Gary Ashwill (1966 – ) is a researcher and historian of Black,…

Henry Chadwick Award: Alan Nathan

Alan Nathan (1946 —  ) never played in a big-league baseball…

Henry Chadwick Award: Robert W. Peterson

Robert W. Peterson (1925–2006) was a newspaper writer, a freelance…

Editor's Note: Spring 2021 Baseball Research Journal

Welcome to the Spring 2021 issue of the Baseball Research Journal.…

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