Archive for July 2018

On hot afternoons, there was little relief for the pitchers of 1940. Here are some of their stories.

As the trade deadline approaches, we look at how some trades send longer threads through rosters than others.

The controversial sports site’s theme nights raise interesting questions about inclusion.

What actually goes into snapping a bat over your knee?

The approach offers a new method of calling the strike zone.

Batted-Ball Run Value offers a new (and improved) way to measure batters’ value.

Which team would win a championship based on nicknames brought to life?

Their 2018 picks show the quirky anti-institution’s discomfort with present-day turmoil as it affects the project: Year 21 may be pivotal.

Inside one man’s quest to bring baseball to the UK.

An indie ball team in Texas is taking on a bold experiment.

Who’s good enough to be an All-Star? It depends.

A brief history of the man behind an oddball image.

At times, the calendar has space for world events and baseball events, no matter how big or small.

A Crosley field replica shows what we have have gained… and lost.

The breakout star from Ben Reiter’s upcoming Astros book might just be the nine-time All-Star. As a managerial candidate.

Are there many full time platoons these days?

Things look good for the Mariners and bad for the Nationals, but as the 1988 Yankees show, we don’t know until we know.

Baseball as a site of civil rights activism was established long before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier.

Even sports that seem as different as UFC and baseball have players who are eerily similar.

Another recap of our intrepid reporter’s annual ballpark tour.