1948

VIDEO: Satchel Paige pitching in Los Angeles in 1948

VIDEO: Satchel Paige pitching in Los Angeles in 1948
February 21, 2014 No Comments »

The date is November 7, 1948, and the World Series champion Cleveland Indians are playing an exhibition game in Los Angeles at Wrigley Field. On the mound is Satchel Paige, one of the greatest pitchers in the history of the ... Read More »

The strange, tragic story of Stan Musial’s hometown: Donoro, Pennsylvania

The strange, tragic story of Stan Musial’s hometown: Donoro, Pennsylvania
October 19, 2012 No Comments »

What would it take for a small town with a population under 10,000 to be known for something other than producing two of the greatest players in baseball history? One of the strangest, most tragic disasters in American history: a ... Read More »

The nine most dramatic pennant races in baseball history

The nine most dramatic pennant races in baseball history
September 22, 2012 No Comments »

For 68 seasons there were pure pennant races in the American and National Leagues, as only the first place team advanced to the World Series, with eight 8 or 10 teams vying for the flag. Then, starting in 1969, the ... Read More »

The 10 most important games played at Fenway Park

The 10 most important games played at Fenway Park
April 24, 2012 No Comments »

This season marks 100 years of Fenway Park. Last week the Boston Red Sox celebrated with a wonderful celebration that included nearly 200 former players before a game against the New York Yankees. That’s appropriate because the Red Sox and ... Read More »

Bill Veeck's "Night to end all nights"

Bill Veeck's "Night to end all nights"
September 9, 2010 No Comments »

Those who work in baseball for a living are fond of saying that without the fans there wouldn’t be a game. Rarely, however, do the fans get their due. One owner, Hall of Famer Bill Veeck, did his best to ... Read More »