Archive for September 2017

It all comes down to this, the final week–and ultimately, the final day–of the season.

A tight race shows no signs of letting up.

A stunning and complex late-season horse race continues.

Was this the best late-season battle in baseball history?

A fan’s odyssey reawakens his love of baseball.

Diving into the details of the book on, and by, one of baseball’s all-time best managers.

Sometimes the truth is more mundane than fiction.

Sometimes the top hardware goes to less-than-stellar players

Was this third league from a century ago on par with the NL and AL?

A careful study shows that umpires are human, like the rest of us.

The book is a classic, even if some of its stories are flawed.

Is it about the best first-year season, the most promising career, or something else?

We bring back our traditional WPS Index to gauge the excitement of this year’s playoffs. You may be surprised at the results.

Five years ago, there was a new contender for the greatest game ever.

Poking a little fun in a superbly subtle way

Worst-to-first, and it’s counterpart, ain’t as tough as it used to be

Do long innings hurt no-hitter chances?

The dash for the dish is becoming a rarity — perhaps deservedly so.

Bill James thought John McGraw was an early genius with the bullpen.