Category Archive: Expanded E-edition.2015.TNP

Wrigley Field in Chicago began its life as a Federal League park

The Game That Was Not—Philadelphia Phillies at Chicago Cubs, August 8, 1988

  Between May 24, 1935 and August 7, 1988, Wrigley Field…
His baseball broadcasting career spanned three metropolises and four major league teams.

Lasting Impressions of Harry Caray

Harry Caray’s lasting impression and impact on American culture…
Though best known as a smooth-fielding All-Star shortstop for the Cubs, he also had a “brief but interesting stay on the South Side.”

“Don’t Tell Them any Different”: Don Kessinger Night Caps a Long Career

On September 8, 1978, North Side and South Side fans finally…
Left-hander was the Cubs' big winner in 1915.

The Last Best Day: When Chicago Had Three First-Place Teams

At the close of play on July 17, 1915, the American League’s…
the eager young Yankees first sacker.

Bears, Cubs, and a Moose, Oh My

The telegram was brash and a bit disrespectful. Simply stated,…
Detroit Tigers star hit a game-tying homer in Game 6 of the 1945 World Series.

A Fall Classic Comedy: Game Six, 1945

Editor's note: This article is excerpted from "Hank Greenberg:…

Silas K. Johnson: An Illinois Farm Boy Who Made Baseball History

Silas Kenneth Johnson was born in Danway, Illinois on Friday,…
U.S. President chucks out the first ball at a Washington Senators opener.

Why did Wrigley, Lasker, and the Chicago Cubs Join a Presidential Campaign?

While professional baseball and politics have always been linked,…
Albert Spalding was a great pitcher and an even greater entrepreneur. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)

The Western Baseball Tours of 1879

Even before the start of the 1879 National League campaign, several…
Hugh Duffy (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

The Legacy of the Players’ League: 1890 Chicago Pirates

During the late 1880s, professional baseball players became increasingly…
whose pride in Chicago ultimately led to the formation of the National League, proclaimed that he would rather be a lamppost in Chicago than a millionaire in any other city.

William Hulbert: Father of Professional Sports Leagues

As the 1875 baseball season approached, William Hulbert, the…

Expanded e-edition articles can be found online at SABR.org

The summer 2015 SABR National Convention took place in Chicago,…
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