Archive for the 'History' Category

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

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

Studying select stadium fires and their aftermath

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

From Nancy Faust to Kendrick Lamar, A-Ha to Bob Marley, and The Righteous Brothers to Metallica, we love music at the ballpark.

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

Looking back at some of Justin Verlander’s most interesting moments.

How a person can be a hero by being a zero.

A tight race shows no signs of letting up.

It was a blowout, but it’s a game worth remembering.

A stunning and complex late-season horse race continues.

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

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

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

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

A baseball great overcame segregation in his hometown.

How the practice of firing free stuff into stadium seats became a thing.

More than 20 years after meeting in the Arizona Fall League, Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan may purchase the Marlins together.

How can we best use previous data to accurately predict the future?

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