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In baseball, is the right way the “white way?”

In baseball, is the right way the “white way?”
April 21, 2014 4 Comments »

On Easter Sunday, Carlos Gomez drew the wrath of Pirates’ pitcher Gerrit Cole after performing a bat-flip of dramatic proportions. Cole felt he was being shown up, Gomez sees it as a form of expression. Who’s correct? Is there a ... Read More »

When Sandy Koufax dominated the hapless New York Mets for his first no-hitter

When Sandy Koufax dominated the hapless New York Mets for his first no-hitter
February 5, 2014 4 Comments »

At the start of the 1962 season, Sandy Koufax was a .500 pitcher with an ERA just below 4 runs per game. Far from being a superstar or a household name, Koufax was considered a disappointment, a 25-year old lefty ... Read More »

VIDEO: Jackie Robinson on The Ed Sullivan Show

VIDEO: Jackie Robinson on The Ed Sullivan Show
December 6, 2012 No Comments »

In this clip from the popular Ed Sullivan Show in May of 1962, 43-year old Jackie Robinson talks baseball with the host. Robinson was more than five years removed from his last game in the major leagues. Just four months ... Read More »

VIDEO: Introductions before Game One of the ’81 World Series, DiMaggio throws first pitch

VIDEO: Introductions before Game One of the ’81 World Series, DiMaggio throws first pitch
October 18, 2012 No Comments »

There’s so much to enjoy about this video from ABC Sports’ broadcast of Game One of the 1981 World Series on October 20, 1981 from Yankee Stadium. There’s the network programming message that includes clips from Happy Days and Laverne ... Read More »

Temper, temper: The troubled baseball career of José Offerman

Temper, temper: The troubled baseball career of José Offerman
September 15, 2012 No Comments »

There’s no place for violence in baseball, right? If your name is José Offerman you’d probably disagree. In a 15-year career in the major leagues, Offerman was a two-time All-Star, but most troubling, he was a multiple offender when it came ... Read More »

Johnson’s success strengthens Hall of Fame credentials

Johnson’s success strengthens Hall of Fame credentials
September 1, 2012 No Comments »

Sometime later this month, the Washington Nationals will win their 90th game, and they are almost assured of finishing either first or second in the tough National League East. But their manager knows a lot about facing stiff competition in ... Read More »

Dodgers All-Time Team

Dodgers All-Time Team
August 26, 2012 2 Comments »

Five of the nine players in the starting lineup for the Dodgers All-Time Team were members of the “Boys of Summer” – the Brooklyn clubs that won six pennants in ten years from 1947-1956. That includes the legendary Jackie Robinson, ... Read More »

Dodger Labine had a closer mentality years before relievers were relied on heavily

Dodger Labine had a closer mentality years before relievers were relied on heavily
August 19, 2012 No Comments »

Long before relief pitchers had signature songs that blared through ballpark speakers to announce their entrance into a game, long before relievers were given big contracts fro racking up saves, and long before pitchers even really received credit for pitching ... Read More »

Only World Series champions without Hall of Famers

Only World Series champions without Hall of Famers
November 1, 2010 No Comments »

From 1903-1989, every World Series winning team except two have boasted at least one future Hall of Famer on their roster. In most of the cases, the winning team has had more than one player who have gone on to ... Read More »

Remembering Jackie Robinson

Remembering Jackie Robinson
April 15, 2010 No Comments »

When Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, he blazed a trail for African American ballplayers. That legacy lives on today. In the last ten seasons, 15 of the 20 league Most Valuable Player Awards ... Read More »