Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth and baseball’s most famous bellyache

Babe Ruth and baseball’s most famous bellyache
November 29, 2012 No Comments »

Even in the 1920s before the advent of cable news channels and social media, when you were the most famous athlete in America, your health was front page headlines. Over the winter months of 1924-1925, Babe Ruth – possibly the ... Read More »

Top 20 Yankees of all-time according to WAR

Top 20 Yankees of all-time according to WAR
October 9, 2012 1 Comment »

I don’t know nearly enough about the “guts” of WAR to know whether it’s great, good, bad, pitiful, or somewhere in between. This IS NOT an article to discuss the merits of Wins Above Replacement (WAR), it’s an article to try ... Read More »

Why are so many baseball movies so bad?

Why are so many baseball movies so bad?
September 24, 2012 No Comments »

Next April, just in time for opening day of the 2013 season, Warner Bros. will release 42, a movie about how Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. A look at the trailer prompted me ... Read More »

A player’s strike almost halted 1918 World Series before Game Five

A player’s strike almost halted 1918 World Series before Game Five
September 18, 2012 No Comments »

The 1918 baseball season was unusual in many ways because it was an unusual period in American history. For the first time, the nation was in a worldwide war overseas, and games didn’t seem all that important. The Great War ... Read More »

New York Yankees All-Time Team

New York Yankees All-Time Team
July 24, 2012 No Comments »

Not only the greatest franchise in baseball history, the Yankees are the greatest in any sport. Their All-Time Team features 15 Hall of Famers and Derek Jeter will join them whenever he decides to retire Read More »

Rivalry Renewed: Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth on the golf course

Rivalry Renewed: Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth on the golf course
May 1, 2010 No Comments »

Under a warm summer sun, fans strained to catch a glimpse of two of baseball’s greatest stars battling each other. Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, once tough competitors on the baseball field, were at it again. But this competition did ... Read More »

When a girl struck out Ruth and Gehrig

When a girl struck out Ruth and Gehrig
April 2, 2010 No Comments »

When Babe Ruth went down on strikes in an exhibition game in Chattanooga in 1931, it was at the hand of a pitcher described as having “a swell change of pace,” as well as a “mean lipstick.” Read More »