Archive for the 'History' Category

Playing every day and being awesome all season is not an easy feat.

Well-known old scientists, meet lesser-known major league players.

No, this isn’t about Nate Silver’s new relief pitcher statistic.

‘Safe at Home’ is a Minnesota hit that deserves to be seen widely.

Updating an old prediction with new data to determine how a cigar container will work in the desert.

On the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s big league debut, we look back at this pivotal moment in baseball history.

What roles should feeling and science have in determining history?

Willard Brown was the first African-American to homer in the American League. His teammates didn’t celebrate, though.

The birth of an annual tradition didn’t exactly go smoothly.

The sport has been at the frontier of many changes, including some of the words we use all the time

Once heard ’round the world, The Shot is still visible through time.

A brief history of players from the Emerald Isle and the best of them at each position.

This squad’s pitching staff is pretty, pretty good.

Floating above Bill Veeck’s gimmicks with the St. Louis Browns was a genuinely good performance.

Part 2 of our all-world team takes a look at the starting lineup.

The book is a classic, even if some of its stories are flawed.

Fans have been running on the field for as long as they’ve been excited about baseball, and as is so often the case, there’s safety in numbers.

The Negro Leagues Grave Marker Project is helping remember those who should not be forgotten.

There aren’t many movies like this one.

Somehow, the Cubs have spent the past four decades with decent catching, relatively cheaply.