Archive for September 2018

A few of baseball’s so-called “miracle teams” might not have really been miracles at all.

October baseball has a habit of defining players’ careers, for better and worse.

You know The Sultan of Swat and The Iron Horse. But Peco and Gazook?

One player’s retirement inspires a bit of introspection on fandom.

deGrom’s Cy Young candidacy is not without precedent.

As the Red Sox prepare to move an affiliate, Pawtucket stands to lose more than just baseball.

Some players spend their careers on the move.

A baseball romance shows the descriptive power (and limitations) of fiction.

The classic Yankees-Red Sox duel still lives on baseball cards.

The globe-trotting baseball player takes his game to a new part of the world.

The strong play of the Yankees, and the relatively easy path of Cleveland, forces us to consider what is fair.

A plea to read, and look forward rather than backward.

At the beginning of the season, one researcher set out to predict when the second baseman might suffer a career milestone.

The series continues with images of béisbol in Mexico from the 1930s.

The manufacturing process behind baseball bats contains a fair amount of science and plenty of room for improvement.

After a series of strokes, baseball helped one writer find his way back to normalcy.

The baseball slate has always shared space with the real world and its events both big and small.

At the Library of Congress, baseball’s past is vibrant, but its present is stale.