Category Archive: Articles.Insiders-Baseball-1983

Preface: Insider's Baseball

The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) was established…

Foreword: Insider's Baseball

I joined the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) in…
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Presenting Marty McHale

Damon Runyon once wrote a story about me, saying this fellow…

Scoring Every Inning

The structure of baseball provides rare performances that can…

The 1892 Split Season

The 1981 split season, which resulted from a player strike lasting…

Was the Federal League a Major League?

Was the Federal League of 1914 and 1915 a major league? Baseball…

Modern Base Stealing Proficiency

The new era of increased base stealing launched about 20 years…

Dave Barnhill

Dave Barnhill. He was small, only weighing 130 pounds "when it…

Newly Discovered RBI Records

Runs batted in, now one of the most important measures of batting…

The Durable Dodger Infield

Garvey, Lopes, Russell and Cey The Dodger infield that came to…

The Last Tripleheader

Only one tripleheader has been played in the majors in this century…

They Never Played in the Minors

With the nation's colleges playing a greater role in the training…

Triples, The Pirates, and Forbes Field

The three-base hit made a tremendous comeback in 1979 with outstanding…

"Under the Lights"

One hundred years ago on Thursday, September 2, 1880, teams representing…

Unrecognized Heroes: No-Hit Umpires

The drama of All-Star, championship series, and World Series…

When Joe Bauman Hit 72 Home Runs

Some places where only baseball is played are called fields,…

Inside-The-Park Home Runs

The Society launched a research project in 1976 to gather information…

Average Batting Skill Through Major League History

Is the American or the National a tougher league in which to…

The Base-Out Percentage: Baseball's Newest Yardstick

Is the batting average the most important morsel of information…

The First Negro in 20th Century Organized Baseball

In the last two decades of the 19th century, some 30 Negro players…

Unsung Heroes: No-Hit Catchers

A pitcher who tosses a no-hitter receives instant acclaim and…

Mantle is Baseball's Top Switch Hitter

In spite of Pete Rose's 44-game hitting streak in 1978 and his…

Baseball Brothers

The start of the 1979 season served as a good reminder of the…

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