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An Overlooked and Flawed Stat

With the end of the season pending it’s time to look over the current crop of players and note both their seasonal and career statistics and see how they compare to each other and to the greats of the game. 361 more words

Baseball

When Good Articles Go Bad, Look for the Sloth

Ever the optimist, I saw David Schoenfield’s article

Why are teams still pitching to Giancarlo Stanton anyway?

today and I thought: good question. A relevant article. 427 more words

Charlie White

Here is a clip from the New York Age, dated June 26, 1954–63 years ago today–in which catcher Charlie White of the 1954 Milwaukee Braves credits Oscar Charleston with coaching him up for the big leagues (click on the image to get a larger version; White talks about Charleston toward the bottom of the third column). 138 more words

Oscar Charleston

Haystacks and Home Runs

This is the fourth and final report on my New England road trip that began with a visit to Virginia, included a short stop at Yale… 390 more words

Road Trips

King of the Hill

Perhaps all baseball fans believe that the players they watched as children or teens were the best of all time. Certainly books like Roger Kahn’s… 452 more words

Baseball

The Broken Ankle That Launched a Hall of Fame Career - Henry Aaron

I have not published this post in three years.  It is an example of how one quirk of fate can have tremendous impact on baseball careers. 303 more words

African American History

Old & new

Last week, John from California found a Nolan Ryan reprint in some packs of 2017 Topps Series 1 baseball cards that he’d opened, and he offered to send it my way. 262 more words

New York Mets