Category Archive: Articles.2022-TNP

Nineteenth-Century Battles Over the Draft

There was once a time when Major League Baseball did not completely…

Jamestown, North Dakota, in 1932: Racial reconciliation, and Hall of Fame competition

Wilbur Rogan, pictured here second from left in the front row,…

Take Me Out to the (Minor League) Ballpark

A game at Minneapolis' Nicollet Park in 1954, the most hitter-friendly…

Billy Holland Comes to Connecticut in 1906

“I cannot see why they should object to playing with me in…

Remembering Bob Halinski

One of the great joys of my life was the dozen or so years I…

The Strange, Extremely Brief Days of Minor League Baseball in Roseville, California

On August 4, 1948, the Roseville Press-Tribune trumpeted the…

The 1948 Duluth Dukes Bus Crash

In 1948, the St. Louis Cardinals farm system was a model for…

Triple-A Nicknames When SABR Was Born

When Bob Davids met friends in ’71 A unique and small organization…

The Rise and Fall of the 1871 Kekiongas of Fort Wayne, Indiana’s First Professional Team

A Kekionga Base Ball Club collectible card from 1871. (SABR-Rucker…

A Depression Ball Game: Buffalo Bisons vs. Muny All-Stars, 1934

Summertime 1934. Buffalo. Depression. Unemployment rate: 21.7%.1…

Finding Your Voice: The Search for the Voice of the Beloit Sky Carp

The city of Beloit, Wisconsin, has been home to minor league…

Movies, Mentors, and the Minor Leagues

The mentor-mentee relationship is a bedrock of Hollywood storytelling:…

My Kingdom for a Pony: The Era of ‘Pony Nights’ In Reading Baseball

Since the 1967 season Reading, Pennsylvania, has been the home…

Harvard Boy Revisited: When Rick Wolff Chronicled the Minors

  In June 1972, the Detroit Tigers selected Harvard University’s…

Back-to-Back Champions in Different Leagues: The 1997-98 Buffalo Bisons

Winning a baseball championship is a challenging endeavor. Winning…

The Hidden Potato Trick

    In August 2022, the Williamsport Crosscutters…

Triple Crown Batters in the Minor Leagues (1946-62): What They Did Before and After

One of the rarest and most highly regarded achievements for a…
The National Pastime: Major Research on the Minor Leagues (2022)

Editor’s Note: The National Pastime 2022

I follow a photographer on Twitter with the handle “Abandoned…
The National Pastime: Major Research on the Minor Leagues (2022)