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Which Way Does Davey Johnson’s Second Act Go?

July 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Davey Johnson was Manager of the Year in 2012 because he brought out the best in a team few picked to win much of anything. Patience and quiet confidence in his players worked those wonders. But this year that same enduring belief in his players has become equal parts tragedy and comedy. Not comedy as […]

The Original Iron Man

March 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Generally, the term “Iron man” in baseball is reserved for the player who has played in the most consecutive games in major league history.  Currently, Cal Ripken holds that title by playing in 2,632 consecutive games.  Breaking the record of 2,130 games formally held by Lou “The Iron Horse” Gehrig.  Wiley Piatt was the first […]

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 […]

Hawley and Joss Honored in Deadball Era Memorial Series

November 5, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

A double-header monument unveiling and dedication was held on October 8, 2011 at Wayland Academy’s Kris Boucher Field in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Former students and players Pink Hawley and Addie Joss became the 12th and 13th players honored in The Deadball Era Memorial Series. Joss is the first player with two memorials. Athletic Director Judy […]

Baseball Passion in Small Town America

May 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

We sometimes forget in this ESPN Age the great passion that baseball once inspired on the most local of levels.  Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley has had a long love for baseball and there are two towns, some 20 miles or so apart that are perfect examples.  New Market, which saw the last Confederate victory in the […]