Archive for November 2018

A man for his times, he looked and played the part.

Believe it or not, Halloween stirs the ghosts of baseball.

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

An insider’s account of baseball’s annual paean to its history.

A brief history of the man behind an oddball image.

One bat shows two sides of The Splendid Splinter.

The 1963 Topps set marked a major step forward for the card company.

Erik Sherman’s latest book examines the peripatetic life of a colorful player and manager.

Baseball was never far from the TV classic’s notice.

Appreciating the late Oscar Gamble.

Topps cards began to hit their stride as Lee Mazzilli began a curious decline.

The former pitcher remembers his counterpart behind the plate.

A controversial process of long ago reminds us (and the Yankees) that delay needn’t be fatal.

The day Frankenstein’s Monster terrorized a catcher.

Three smart players devoted their lives to baseball.

They’re gone, but we remember these players from their baseball cards.

Come along for a ride back to the beginning of what would become an expected norm.

The subjects of a classic card remind us that good times can be fleeting.

When the mystery man is more famous than the featured player.

Author Paul Dickson answers some questions on his new book about Leo Durocher.