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Women & Baseball: The Game’s “Most Ardent Admirers”

July 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Women in Baseball

Women have been passionate baseball fans since the early days of the game and baseball, as an institution, has taken notice. In 1888 John Montgomery Ward  of the New York Giants wrote “It is a fact that the sport has no more ardent admirers than are to be found among its lady attendants throughout the […]

Trade Retrospective – Ken Griffey Jr.

July 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball History

I always find it extremely interesting to see how trades worked out for the teams involved, and what effects the trade had on both teams’ fortunes, both immediately and down the road.  As we approach the trade deadline, I wanted to take a retrospectve look at one that occurred 10 years ago. One of the […]

The Science of Baseball: From Ted Williams to Stephen Strasburg

A number of years back, Ted Williams, along with John Underwood published a book called The Science of Hitting.  It is still referenced today as ”The Bible” in instructing people to accomplish what many believe to be  the most difficult thing to do in all of sports– to hit a thrown baseball.  One of the concepts that Williams stressed was […]

No-Hitter Flashback: Virgil Trucks

Matt Garza of the Tampa Bay Rays has just thrown Major League Baseball’s fifth no-hitter of the 2010 season.  That’s actually six no-hitters this year, at least in the State of Michigan.  Three of them have involved the Rays, twice as victim and now, finally, as victor. All this brings to mind that old Baseball Digest favorite, the […]

Interview with The Baseball Undertaker: Part I

July 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Author Profile, Baseball Writing

When Sandy Koufax threw his last Major League pitch, in the 1966 World Series, he was still only 30 years old.  Sandy remained in the public eye for several years after his retirement as a broadcaster.  On the other hand, Sandy’s ’66 Dodgers teammate, Nick Willhite, was done with Major League baseball at the age […]

Hall of Fame 2010

Today, in Cooperstown, NY, Andre Dawson, Whitey Herzog, and Doug Harvey, will be enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame.   Since June 1939, as part of the celebration of Baseball’s Centennial, fans and baseball immortals alike have descended on this sleepy NY hamlet to paid homage to its newly elected members. The Baseball Writer’s Association of […]

Baseball Memorabilia: What do you collect?

July 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball Collectibles

I will admit it.  I am a memorabilia junkie. I collect all sorts of memorabilia related to the Washington Senators.  T206 cards, World Series ticket stubs and programs, old banners, stadium seats, bobbleheads, etc..   “Why the Senators?”  you ask.  It’s simple. I grew up in the DC area and that was the team with which I came […]

Trade Retrospective: Curt Schilling to the Red Sox

July 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball History, Miscellaneous

On November 28, 2003, the Red Sox acquired SP Curt Schilling from the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitchers Jorge de la Rosa, Casey Fossum, Brandon Lyon, and minor leaguer Michael Goss. The Background The Red Sox were in need of a starting pitcher after one of 2003′s main starting pitchers, John Burkett, retired. While Burkett was not an amazing starting pitcher […]

Lou Piniella: The Early Years

July 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball History, Baseball Writing

To be with his ailing mother, Lou Piniella has announced his retirement, effective immediately.  He’s been involved in Major League Baseball for nearly 50 years and has done it all: long minor league career; even longer Major League career; player/coach; manager; general manager; manager again; broadcaster; manager again.  He won the World Series on his first try, […]

Books on Baseball: State of the Union

July 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous

It is hard to believe that it was only about 4 months ago when the first article was published.  The article itself is clumsy and non-descript, but the importart part was that I had started.  You see, I kept kvetching to my wife about doing a blog to the point where she finally said stop talking and start […]

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