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Top 11 nicknames of the National League... in the Deadball Era

In 1901, the American League began play as a rival professional league to the National League. That historical event is commonly known as the beginning of the Deadball Era of Organized Baseball that ended in 1919 with the notorious Black Sox Scandal.  876 more words


Home run two ways

On July 26, 1950, James “Jim” Russell became the first to hit a home run from each side of the plate in one game as he assisted the Brooklyn Dodgers in a  181 more words


Just another day for Joe with 12 RBI's and 4 home runs plus a double (July 31, 1954)

I don’t think anyone new it would be such a memorable day on July 31, 1954. It turned out to be for Joe Adcock. Joe was the first baseman for the Milwaukee Braves. 256 more words

Milwaukee Braves (1953 - 1965)

Jackie Robinson’s Life Was No Home Run for Racial Progress

Jackie Robinson’s story brings together two American obsessions: sports and freedom. This is why we never tire of his tale. Yet in the way that the story has been handed down, it masks as much about our national identity as it illuminates. 1,309 more words

Pre-Civil War Brooklyn Atlantics Baseball Card Expected To Auction For $50K

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was tucked away, first inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then between the pages of a photo album. 614 more words


SABR 2015 Convention

The SABR 45 Convention kicks off tomorrow, June 24, in Chicago. This is a time for baseball fans to come together to meet players, managers, analysts, writers and other fans and surround themselves with the history, mechanics, and love of this great American sport. 155 more words