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My Trip to the Chasing Dreams Exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History

May 31, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! I recently visited the new baseball exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Chasing Dreams exhibit, and I was able to vlog at the Museum. So, if you want to see the video of my trip, just click here. Thanks for watching the video. I hope you […]

My Favorite Moment in Baseball History

May 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! I don’t know if I’ve ever shared this on Baseball with Matt yet, but I do have a favorite moment in baseball history. If you know what my favorite World Series of all time is, that should give you a clue. My favorite moment in baseball history is…Joe Carter‘s walk-off World Series-winning […]

My Top Five Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famers

May 25, 2014 by · 7 Comments 

Hey baseball fans! Previously, I’ve counted down my top five Hall of Famers from certain teams. So far, I’ve done the Red Sox and then the Cardinals. Today, I am continuing my trend of counting down my top Hall of Famers of a team as I count down my top five Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of […]

A Book Review of Battery Brothers by Steven Carman

May 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! I have a book review in store for you today! So, I don’t always read fiction baseball novels, but Battery Brothers (see pic of cover below) by Steven Carman seemed like an interesting book to review as soon as I read the short summary on the back cover. Battery Brothers (published by Elephant’s Bookshelf […]

The Winningest Manager in Red Sox History

May 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! In my last post, I talked about the winningest manager in Yankee history, Joe McCarthy. So, in order to placate all the Bostonians, today I will be talking about the winningest manager in Red Sox history: Hall of Famer Joe Cronin. Cronin played for the Pirates, Red Sox, and Washington Senators from […]

The Best Yankee Manager in Yankee History

May 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! The New York Yankees are not only famous for their great players and teams, but they also have had a slew of great managers. Some include Miller Huggins, Joe McCarthy, Casey Stengel, Ralph Houk, Billy Martin, and Joe Torre. However, today I want to talk about the Hall of Fame Yankee manager […]

An Interview with Mets Legend, Mookie Wilson!

May 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! On Saturday, I had the honor of talking with New York Mets’ 1986 World Series hero, Mookie Wilson, at a book store in Maplewood, New Jersey called Words (click here to go to the website for the store)! I only had the chance to ask him a few questions, because he was […]

This Pitching Amos Isn’t Too Famous

May 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! Many Hall of Famers are unknown to most baseball fans because they either played in a completely different time period or they didn’t play on a popular team. One of these types is Hall of Fame pitcher Amos Rusie, a pitcher from the 1890s to the early 1900s who, for a part of […]

Gorgeous George Got the Job Done

April 29, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Hey baseball fans! Probably the most famous streak in baseball history is Joe DiMaggio‘s 56-game hitting streak in the summer of 1941. But did you know that there are a couple other Hall of Famers’ hitting streaks that almost top DiMaggio’s? Wee Willie Keeler had a 45-game hitting streak and coming in at a close […]

Some Big News on the Baseball History Front

April 26, 2014 by · 2 Comments 

Hey baseball fans! As you all know, I love blogging about baseball history, no matter what the subject. I started blogging back in April 2012 and yesterday I actually put up my 250th career post!!  Thank you all for continuing to read and support my work. Well, a lot of you have asked me, what […]

France Has Bonaparte, Hollywood Has Dynamite, and Baseball Has Lajoie

April 21, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Hey baseball fans! All Hall of Famers have amazing statistics. But sometimes, a Hall of Famer is so great, that the team that he mainly played for was renamed after him. The only example of this in baseball history is the Cleveland Indians, who were called the Cleveland Naps from 1903-1914 because of none other […]

Book Review of 1967 Red Sox: The Impossible Dream Season

April 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! I recently had the honor of reading the book, “1967 Red Sox: The Impossible Dream Season” by Raymond Sinibaldi. The book talks about the Red Sox winning the 1967 pennant after a long and hard season, with four teams in contention for the pennant by the season’s final week. But the Red […]

ML”what would”B: What if the ’81 Strike Never Happened?

April 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! I just put up another ML”what would”B post on More Than A Fan. In every ML”what would”B alternative history post, I discuss what would have happened if a famous event in baseball history had gone differently than it did in reality. For my latest post, I write about what would have happened had […]

What’s in a (Stadium’s) Name?

April 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! Have you ever noticed that some of the names of the baseball stadiums of today’s times are named after companies? Well, back in the old days, stadiums were named after other things. With that, here are a few famous baseball stadiums from the 1900s with interesting names. Stadium Name: The Polo Grounds […]

Little Louie Packed a Big Punch

April 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! Did you know that there is only one Hall of Famer born in the South American country of Venezuela? This shortstop enshrined in Cooperstown played for the White Sox, Orioles, and Red Sox from 1956-1973 and was elected into the Hall in 1984. His name is Luis Aparicio. 22 years after he […]

My Top Five Favorite Baseball Players in History

April 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! I’ve written lists about who should be on baseball’s Mt. Rushmore, who I think are the most underrated Hall of Famers of all time, my favorite uniforms, and more. But today’s list is going to be possibly my most important list in Baseball with Matt history. It is time for you to know… my all-time […]

A Winning Manager Who Knew Baseball Inside and Out

March 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! The San Diego Padres play their first game of the 2014 MLB season today against the Dodgers, so I wanted to talk about the man who was their manager for their first World Series appearance in 1984. Dick Williams didn’t have the best playing career, but he was elected into the Baseball Hall […]

Top Five Predictions for MLB 2020

March 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! Given the announcement of Derek Jeter‘s retirement after this season, one can conclude that he will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020. Along with that, I believe there could be some other major MLB events in 2020. Here are my top five: #5: Mike Trout Wins his first MVP Award: In […]

The Arizonan Baseball Team Will Poison You Like A Snake

March 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! Opening Day for the 2014 Major League Baseball was today! I did not wake up at four o’clock in the morning to watch the game in Sydney, Australia between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks, but I still want to talk about one of the teams playing in the first game of the 2014 […]

Book Review: A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred

March 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans!   I recently had the chance to read A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred by George F. Will, a book about Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. The book was written around the time of the Stadium’s 100th anniversary. Overall, it was a very good book […]

My Top Five Favorite Uniforms in Baseball History

March 16, 2014 by · 2 Comments 

Hey baseball fans! When I go out onto a baseball field, I enjoy looking well-dressed. For example, I would never wear an all-pink uniform, just because I would look weird. The same thing goes for MLB uniforms. Some of the uniforms in the past are frowned upon by the players who wore them and by […]

Arguably the Best Second Baseman of his Era

March 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! There are three Hall of Famers from Puerto Rico. There was Roberto Clemente, the inspirational and excellent-hitting Pirate, Orlando Cepeda, the Baby Bull who played in St. Louis and San Francisco, and the most recently inducted Puerto Rican Hall of Famer, Roberto Alomar! Alomar played for mainly the Blue Jays, Orioles, and Indians in his […]

The Big Rude

March 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! The team that represented the American League in my favorite World Series (1993: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Philadelphia Phillies) was filled to the brim with All Stars like Joe Carter and Jack Morris and Hall of Famers like Rickey Henderson and Paul Molitor. However, perhaps the most important player on the team that season was the AL batting champion […]

Prime Time

March 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! I’m sure that most football fans are familiar with NFL Hall of Fame cornerback and punt returner Deion Sanders. But just like Bo Jackson, Sanders also played in the MLB! He wasn’t as good as Bo, but he still is one of the few prominent two-sport athletes. Neon Deion played for the […]

An Interview with White Sox Owner, Eddie Einhorn

March 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! I recently had the honor of interviewing the Vice Chairman and an owner of the Chicago White Sox, Eddie Einhorn! Einhorn was a really cool guy to talk to and his answers were also very interesting to hear. However, let me tell you a little about Mr. Einhorn before I get to […]

The Phillies Only Bright Spot in the 1930s

February 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! Fun fact: all of the players who won the batting Triple Crown in the 20th century have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. However, before I knew this fun fact, there was one person who won the Triple Crown who I had never heard of. I researched this player and it turns […]

The Best Tigers Team There Was

February 22, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Hey baseball fans! Yesterday, it was my birthday! In honor of my birthday last year, I blogged about Alan Trammell, the only player born on my birthday who I think should be in the Hall of Fame. In honor of my birthday this year, I’m going to talk about the team that Trammell played for that […]

ML”what would”B: Colin, Tom, Peyton, and Russell in the MLB? Part Two

February 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! I just put up another ML”what would”B post on More Than a Fan. In every ML”what would”B alternative history post, I discuss what would have happened if a famous event in baseball history had gone differently than it did in reality. For my latest post, I wrote the second part of my two-part […]

An Interview about the Cooperstown Concert with Music Producer Loren Harriet

February 11, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Hey baseball fans! I recently had the honor of interviewing Loren Harriet, a producer of music and concerts for over two decades. Harriet has produced music for guys like former Yankee star Bernie Williams, current baseball pitcher Bronson Arroyo, horror writer Stephen King, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the voice of Spongebob Squarepants, Tom Kenny, and so […]

A Man Who Could Lead a Team and an Army

February 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! A couple of days ago, it was Babe Ruth‘s birthday! However, considering I’ve blogged about him a number of times, today I will be telling you about one of his fellow Hall of Fame teammates. It’s not Lou Gehrig or Tony Lazzeri. It’s the Kentucky Colonel, Earle Combs! The Pebworth, Kentucky native played with just the Yankees […]

A Frigid Nickname Doesn’t Necessarily Equal “Cool” Results

February 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! Considering I am living in the middle of a snow-covered New Jersey, and today is a snow day, I want to talk about a very famous ballplayer in baseball history who had the nickname “Snow”. Fred “Snow” Snodgrass is not the best player of his time, but he is certainly remembered by all […]

An Interview with the Commissioner of the Israel Football League

February 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! I have an interesting interview for you today that I just couldn’t resist doing. It is with the Commissioner of the Israel Football League, Betzalel Friedman! I know what some of you are thinking: they have American football in Israel? The answer is yes. So, before I get to the interview with the […]

An Interview with the President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

January 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! I have an interview for you today! This interview is with the President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri: Bob Kendrick! Kendrick has been involved with the Museum since 1993 and was officially named President in April 2011. Before we get to the interview, let me tell you a little […]

ML”what would”B: Colin, Tom, Peyton, and Russell in the MLB?

January 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! I just put up another ML”what would”B post on More Than a Fan. In every ML”what would”B alternative history post, I discuss what would have happened if a famous event in baseball history had gone differently than it did in reality. For my latest post, I wrote the first part of the two-part […]

Baseball with Matt’s First Ever Analysis of a Poem

January 19, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Hey baseball fans! I’m going to do something that I’ve never done before on Baseball with Matt: I’m going to analyze a poem! But don’t worry; the poem is about baseball. This poem is probably my favorite, because it captures the description of a player’s entire personality and career in only a few lines. I […]

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