July 9, 2020

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928

April 27, 2020 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s Saturday, April 28, 1928 – opening day for the Negro National League. The Birmingham Black Barons, champions of the 2nd half of the 1927 NNL season, partially due to the addition of 20-year-old Satchel Paige from the Chattanooga Black Lookouts of the Negro Southern League, are at Stars Park to play the St. Louis […]

Major League Equivalencies for The Negro Leagues

February 9, 2020 by · Leave a Comment 

Major League Equivalents (MLEs) are a series of calculations designed to take non-major league baseball performance and estimate what that performance’s results would look like statistically in the context of the Major Leagues. Bill James gets credit for popularizing MLEs, as he outlined his method for minor league batters in the 1985 Baseball Abstract. James […]

MACK PARK: Friend or Foe?

November 11, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Ballparks are not uniform in baseball. Each one has unique dimensions and can be either a friend of Pitcher and foe of the batter, or vice versa. And beyond that, they can be friendly to RH batters, or LH batters, or both, or neither. Over the last decade, we’ve been continually building a “Negro Leagues […]

St. Louis’ Forgotten Champions

February 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

On Sunday afternoon, October 7, 1928, at Sportsman’s Park, the St. Louis Cardinals were about to play the New York Yankees in the 3rd game of the 1928 World Series, finding themselves already down 2 games to none. This was the “Murderers Row” Yankees, with Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Combs, Hoyt, Pennock, etc. They played in […]

Stanley “Doc” Glenn Fondly Remembered in Quebec

May 16, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Word came down the other day that 84-year old Stanley “Doc” Glenn had passed away on April 16. Glenn, a rangy 6’ 2” son of a Virginia fisherman who once described himself as a journeyman catcher, was in fact a superior defensive rearguard with a great arm. During the 1940s he made his mark with […]

Book Review: “The Eastern Colored League”

October 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

This won’t be your typical book review.