Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

Did the NY Giants Steal the Signs for Thomson’s Shot Heard Round the World?

BoB’s own “Mythbuster” Bill Miller will be “investigating” some of the most talked about stories and lore from baseball’s historical past.  This article focuses on Bobby Thomson’s Shot Heard Round the World. The recent death of former Giants star Bobby Thomson, who hit perhaps the most famous home run in baseball history on October 3, 1951, […]

Hero Worship and Baseball: Is A-Rod Today’s Narcissus?

August 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous

Can a baseball player whose biggest fan is himself still be a hero to others?  Historically, baseball’s great ballplayers have broken down into two camps:  those who refuse to accept the mantle of role model versus those who understand and accept that with great fortune comes great responsibility.  So may he himself love, and not […]

Does Baseball Face a “Passion Gap”?

August 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball History

Did you know that the National Baseball Hall of Fame is an independent entity that is neither owned nor operated by Major League Baseball?  A friend of mine recently wondered aloud if someone could open up their own rival Hall of Fame. If they didn’t actually use the name Hall of Fame, could they get away […]

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