Category Archive: Articles.2021-BRJ50-2

Ryan Zimmerman and the Walk-Off Home Run

Topps commemorated Ryan Zimmerman’s 11th career walk-off…
Henry Aaron (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

The Hammer Hits the Road: A New Look at Henry Aaron’s Home Run Record

“Although he never hit more than 47 home runs in a season…”…
Jim Bouton (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Ball Four at 50 and the Legacy of Jim Bouton

Amidst the current upsurge of social activism among professional…
Fall 2021 Baseball Research Journal
During his career, Kaline suffered from both chronic conditions (osteomyelitis, low blood pressure) and acute injuries (including fractures to his collarbone, cheekbone, and arm). (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

The Trials, Tribulations, and Challenges of Al Kaline

Although Al Kaline obviously deserved the many accolades he…
Cy Seymour’s career included two stints with the Giants and a season-plus in Baltimore. He moved to Cincinnati when the Orioles were broken up midway through the 1902 season. (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Besting Honus Wagner: The Forgotten Season of Cy Seymour

When James Bentley “Cy” Seymour of the Reds stepped into…
Umpire Ed Montague (pictured here with Lou Piniella of Seattle) had to send a member of his crew to check the rules in an April 2007 game in which Baltimore faced Cleveland. (Photo: Reuters)

The Elusive Fourth Out: What Teams Don’t Know Will Bite Them

  Umpire Ed Montague, pictured here with Seattle Mariners…

Impact of the Varying Sacrifice Fly Rules on Batting Champs, 1931–2019

  Jimmie Foxx had 11 RBI flyouts in 1932, but only one…

A Minor Innovation: Uniform numbers in the minor leagues earlier than previously thought

Photographic evidence has emerged that disproves the oft-cited…

The Kitty’s Kentucky Return: The One-Off 1935 Paducah Red Birds

  1935 Paducah Red Birds B.B. Hook, Jr. is the child in…

Miracle on Beech Street: A History of the Holyoke Millers, 1977–82

Once a very sparsely settled farming community, Holyoke, Massachusetts’s…

The 1938–40 Québec Provincial League: The Rise and Fall of an Outlaw League

In 2015, I acquired booklets containing scoresheets for all games…

'Country' Base Ball in the Boom of 1866: A Safari Through Primary Sources

The American national pastime of bat-and-ball games, played under…

Runs, Runs, and More Runs: Pre-Professional Baseball, By the Numbers

Ad for dead baseballs in the Chicago Tribune, August 17, 1870.   Baseball’s…

Overall Offensive Performance (OOP)

We propose to measure overall offensive performance of a baseball…

Did Performance-Enhancing Drugs Prolong Careers?

Although the last decade of the Steroid Era was associated…

Community of Inquiry: A Blueprint for Bringing Baseball to African American Youth

From youth “select” baseball to the major leagues, the percentage…
Fall 2021 Baseball Research Journal

Editor's Note: Fall 2021 Baseball Research Journal

With an original cover illustration of Jim Bouton designed by…

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