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Griff's Invention

Bob “Buster” Bescher arrived in Cincinnati a right-handed hitter.  In 1909, he led the National League with 54 stolen bases but hit just .240.

Bescher’s manager, … 450 more words

Clark Griffith Goes Saberhagen

We’re getting right down to it at the Hall of Miller and Eric. With the results posted last Friday, we have only 35 more players to elect to the HoME before we complete our project. 1,793 more words


Re-re-re-reexamining the Backlog

Eric and I have been talking about what might be the Hall of Miller and Eric for over a decade, though pretty unofficially for most of that time. 2,498 more words


The Best Baseball Player Born in Missouri: Yogi Berra

Missouri has a great list of baseball players born in the state. Pitchers from the 19th century like Pud Galvin and Clark Griffith as well as position first baseman… 161 more words

Facts And History

"People who saw the Sport are still Laughing"

High expectations came with George W. “Big Mike” Mahoney to his hometown Boston Beaneaters in 1897.

A baseball, track and football star at Georgetown University—he played football until the University disbanded the team after his backfield mate George “Shorty” Bahen—a foot shorter than Mahoney– died from injuries sustained during the team’s Thanksgiving Day game against Columbia in 1894. 758 more words

"Dummies Don’t Make Good"

Clark Griffith, while managing the New York Highlanders, provided The Washington Post with his insights on pitching—as well as sleeping and eating.  Griffith, “essentially a great a thinker,” shared “numerous cogent truths” with the paper: 631 more words

Backlog Prospectus: The Pitchers

It’s time to talk pitchers. Our backlog of moundsmen feels extensive, even if numerically it isn’t all that bad In this last installment of our backlog prospectus, we’ll follow the same format we did with the  1,222 more words