Archive for October 2017

With a blast from the past, some old baseball writing inspires some new baseball writing.

Name your player! The recent Players Weekend gives us a chance to do exactly that.

Dozens of major leaguers have worn the infamous platinum sombrero, but only eight whiffed six times.

Some of history’s greatest hitters have stepped on the big league mound.

Many players have had just one cup of coffee at the major league level.

For some, that one cup of coffee was bitter. For others, it was sweet. For each, it’s all he would ever get.

For some, that one cup of coffee was bitter. For others, it was sweet. For each, it’s all he would ever get.

A six-month experiment reveals the magnitude of its preferential–and prejudicial–treatment.

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

In the current age of alternative facts, baseball’s past demands a fresh new look.

Finishing one run shy of 100 is a painful but not uncommon feat.

Scrapping historical precedent and starting over with the name game.

Did you hear the one about the humor writer?

Finishing one RBI shy of 100 is a painful but not uncommon feat.

From cameos to starring roles, many major leaguers have appeared on screens both big and small.

A lot of people claim they played minor league baseball. Some really did.

Sometimes, there really is no “next time.”

A tour of big league ballparks, if patiently undertaken, can show you what’s really inside.

Even with additional questions, we still have a lot more answers.

More answers than questions? Yep, more answers than questions.