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Negro Leagues DB Update: 1910 & 1911 Negro Leagues

May 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This week we’ve added the 1910 and 1911 Negro leagues to the DB.  This gives us the pleasure of presenting statistics for one of black baseball’s great teams, the Chicago Leland Giants of 1910.  Led by Pete Hill and John Henry Lloyd, both in their prime, a 37-year-old Grant Johnson, and the brilliant pitching of […]

The 1928 Homestead Grays

April 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After five years of poking around, I’ve rebuilt 99% of the 1928 Homestead Grays schedule, have located results for 150 games, and box scores for more than 100 contests. This week, in the Seamhead’s Outsider Baseball Bulletin, I reveal some new details from the OBB’s latest archaelogical dig. Included: Five home runs in one double-header […]

The Day of the (Starting) Pitcher

April 6, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

So we’re one day into the new baseball season, and most of what we’ve seen is great starting pitching. Even though the Mets moved in the outfield fences at Citi Field, the Mets and Braves managed to scratch out one puny run between them. Kyle Lohse didn’t allow a hit to the Marlins until the […]

Mr. President, Baseball Lasts Til Almost November

January 13, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

The St. Louis Cardinals are in the Rose Garden soon for the customary victory lap stop-over at the White House. It will be a rare baseball event for President Obama, and that is a sad commentary for both the game and for a president whose political advisors are so clearly asleep at the switch. Presidents […]

Un jardinero de grandes expectativas (Farewell Richard Hidalgo)

November 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Siempre esperé grandes temporadas de Richard Hidalgo. Desde que John Carrillo lo anunció como: “Recuerden este nombre porque dará mucho de que hablar”, en un programa radial de comienzos de los 90, siempre revisaba los box scores de las ligas menores y estaba pendiente de cómo le iba en la liga paralela para ver si […]

Baseball in a Starring Role

October 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There is more than a small amount of pride in being an ardent baseball fan these days. The World Series was not only a success, but it garnered wide enthusiasm for the Cardinals from fans across the country who were rooting for the team over the long seven-game contest. It is that very ability of […]

Story of 1921 Expertly Researched and Written

July 12, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

1921: The Yankees, The Giants, & The Battle For Baseball Supremacy In New York by Lyle Spatz and Steve Steinberg is one of the best books I’ve read in quite some time.  Spatz and Steinberg put a lot of time and effort into their 515-page recollection of the 1921 season and it shows.  In fact, […]

Real Baseball Fans

April 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Yes, even though the game of baseball seems to be a shell of what it once was, many of us continue to be avid fans. Just WHAT constitutes a REAL fan? Well, you absolutely know you’re a TRUE baseball fan if: *you use pine tar to seal envelopes *you’re female and use burnt cork/eye black […]

The Week We’ve Been Waiting For

February 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As people continue to deal with snow, ice, and arctic temperatures, a nation’s eyes turn to the states of Florida and Arizona, desperate for relief and for the magical words of “Play ball!” It is that time of year again, thankfully, when the baseball news starts flowing and the excitement starts building.  The scribes are […]