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The Hall of Fame case for 19th century shortstop Bill Dahlen

The Hall of Fame case for 19th century shortstop Bill Dahlen
November 16, 2012 2 Comments »

This is the third in a ten-part series looking at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Pre-Integration Era Ballot. Baseball was a much different game 100 years ago, but the stars of that era and the 19th century are no less ... 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 »

Five biggest disappointments of the 2012 baseball season

Five biggest disappointments of the 2012 baseball season
September 16, 2012 No Comments »

Another regular season is winding down, and with only about three weeks left, it’s not too early to select the big disappointments of the 2012 major league season. Jose Reyes and the Marlins What costs $124 million and doesn’t make ... Read More »

Best players to never play in a World Series

Best players to never play in a World Series
August 30, 2012 No Comments »

Ask any ballplayer in the major leagues today what their ultimate goal is and they’ll say “To win the World Series.” That’s at least what we hope they’ll say. After all, if you experience team success, individual success (and a ... Read More »

Chicago Cubs All-Time Team

Chicago Cubs All-Time Team
August 26, 2012 No Comments »

The Cubs haven’t always been the “Lovable Losers” that they have been for much of the last 50 years. No, they were the class of the National League in the first decade of the 20th century, and they won four ... Read More »

Thornton overcame adversity to become an All-Star

Thornton overcame adversity to become an All-Star
August 23, 2012 No Comments »

When teams prepared to face the Cleveland Indians in the early 1980s there was one hitter they took extra time discussing – #29, the big guy in the middle known as “Thunder.” Andre Thornton was the most feared member of ... Read More »

Cloud hanging over McGwire now engulfs Palmeiro

Cloud hanging over McGwire now engulfs Palmeiro
January 5, 2011 No Comments »

The Baseball Writers corrected an injustice in 2011, finally electing Bery Blyleven to the Hall of Fame. They also continued to make a statement about steroid users on the ballot, refusing entry to Rafael Palmeiro, a member of the 3,000-hit ... Read More »

Santo long overdue for Hall of Fame honor

Santo long overdue for Hall of Fame honor
December 3, 2010 No Comments »

In one of the the worst cases of Hall of Fame voting in the history of that wonderful organization, Ron Santo failed to earn induction despite his obvious qualifications. It was puzzling to many who saw him in his prime. ... Read More »

The hit that won the Tigers’ first World Series title

The hit that won the Tigers’ first World Series title
October 2, 2010 No Comments »

On October 2, 1935, J. Edgar Hoover, America’s wildly famous FBI agent, was in the stands at Navin Field for the start of the World Series. At the end, it was another “G-Man” who made healdines, as Goose Goslin’s single ... Read More »