1972 Baseball Research Journal
Volume 1, Premiere Issue
- Walter Johnson: King of 1-0 hurlers
- Ty Cobb steals home
- Snowing under the competition
- Tommy Holmes' 37-game hitting streak
- Tigers best at triple plays
- The Babe's first big box score
- The man with the peculiar name
- Player endurance records
- Mays best percentage stealer in NL in 1971
- Many old Negro League stars still around
- Lee Allen, baseball historian
- Home runs vs. strikeouts
- First stringers, journeymen, strangers, ambulances, life guards
- Renewed interest in hit by pitch records
- East meets West in Negro all-star game
- Crowds of days gone by
- Coincidence? World Series winners and Presidential elections
Clarifying an early home run record
Major league baseball parks have changed considerably since 1884. The introduction of the lively ball in 1920 changed the status of parks in relation to home runs. In this article is a listing of the leading home run hitters in the major league parks through 1971.
The dream hit: A pinch grand slam
All batters think it's great to hit a home run. They think it's even better to hit one as a pinch hitter. And when the bases are loaded and you're called off the bench to deliver — and you do! There's hardly anything to match the emotional impact of a pinch grand slam! Here's a list of all the pinch grand-slams in major league history.
- Birds, bees, beasts and baseball
- Survey: Big Sam Thompson belongs in the Hall of Fame
- Baseball is still the national sport
A century of O.B. leaders
<p>After 100 years of organized baseball, dating from the start of the National Association in 1871, it is about time for a brief summing up. This study is concerned with the all-time leaders in the various batting, fielding, and pitching categories in O.B.., including both major and minor league play. While we are generally familiar with the marks compiled by major league stars, putting together career records of minor league players is much more difficult.
- When right is wrong
Youngest minor leaguer?
It is generally assumed that the youngest player ever to take part in a regular O.B. game was Tigers coach Joe Schultz, who pinch hit for Houston at the close of the 1931 season shortly after his 13th birthday. Joe was the batboy for the Texas League club which was managed by his father, Joe Sr. There is a report, however, of a 12-year-old Negro boy taking part in a game in the Georgia State League on July 19, 1952.