Archive for October 2017

The end of the nine-inning start and how we got here.

A strange turn of World Series events began a century ago.

“Spahn and Sain and pray for rain” would totally catch on these days.

An ode to the tradition of keeping a scorecard.

Just one city can say it’s had a minor league baseball franchise continuously since the 19th century.

Coaching jobs are multiplying. If some is good, more is better, right? Let’s suggest some new ones.

For a bad team in a bad year for hitting, Frank Howard accomplished a batting feat that’s never been matched.

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

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

You think politics can’t affect baseball? Well, what if…?

One inning can change an entire season.

There is no right way to get 3,000 hits.

Could virtual reality put us in long-gone ballparks?

Somehow, a second-year expansion team managed to produce a winning season.

Fifty-three years ago today, a woeful expansion team fielded a unique lineup.

An appreciation of actor Thornton’s sports roles… and those he could have played.

The three pitchers whose wins spanned four decades of their lives.

The story of a minor league team that had a major impact.

Bowie Kuhn and Charlie Finley helped define each other.

Vince DiMaggio had a respectable major league career, but was only the third best in his family.