Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Book Review: The Midsummer Classic

July 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Book Review

Retrosheet  and other web-based resources are priceless reference tools. These tools allow you to access the boxscore and play-by-play of every major league game you ever attended or strip-mine decades’ worth of historical data for previously unknown statistics and trends. However, in certain circumstances, they fail to convey the magnitude of certain high-impact events such as playoff tilts […]

2002 All Star Game is Tied 7-7? Now what?

July 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball History

On July 9th, 2002, after 11 innings of play, the All Star game ended in a 7-7 tie.  Both teams had pretty much run out of pitchers by that time and Major League Commissioner Bud Selig (also host of the game in Milwaukee) called the game a draw.  No winner, no loser, no MVPs, but a […]

July 6, 1933 — MLB’s First All Star Game

July 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball History, Baseball Writing

Arch Ward, a sports editor for the Chicago Tribune, came up with the idea for the game, originally called “Game of the Century”  to coincide with the celebration of the city’s “Century of Progress” Exposition.  By the 1930′s, baseball had already established itself as America’s favorite pastime and the national exposition provided the perfect stage […]

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