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James Brown and Phil Niekro: Not Knuckling Under

July 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

On The Good Foot …  Phil Niekro was feeling good. It was Sunday, July 9, 1978 and in two days he’d be in San Diego, pitching for the National League All-Stars. Three days earlier he had pitched a strong eight and a third innings against the defending National League Champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Niekro […]

An Interview with Phil Niekro

June 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! As you may know, I just went to the Hall of Fame Classic and got to interview some of the greatest players and managers in baseball history. One of the pitchers I briefly interviewed was Hall of Famer Phil Niekro. Because the interview was not filmed (just like the ones with Cito Gaston […]

My Adventures at the Hall of Fame Classic

May 27, 2013 by · 3 Comments 

Hey baseball fans! I just went up to the Hall of Fame because I had press credentials to attend the Hall of Fame Classic and I wanted to tell you about my trip.  In case you didn’t know, the Hall of Fame Classic is a game played between former players (and some Hall of Famers) […]

NJBM Kids’ Hot Korner: Phil Niekro

April 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! I just put up my latest post in the Kids’ Hot Korner section of New Jersey Baseball Magazine. This one is about Phil Niekro, the Hall of Fame pitcher with the famous knuckleball pitch. If you want to read more about Phil, just click here. Check back in a couple of days for more of […]

Thinking About Jamie Moyer at 49

April 1, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Jamie Moyer is old enough to have helped prompt the Chicago Cubs to trade Dennis Eckersley to the Oakland A’s in the spring of 1987, when Moyer was a rising prospect displacing Eckersley as a starter, and to have been traded along with Rafael Palmeiro to the Texas Rangers for Mitch Williams before the 1989 […]

Hall of Famer Phil Niekro to Appear on This Thursday’s “Braves Banter”

April 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Phil Niekro, who was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York in 1997 after a 24-year career in which he won 318 games, will be Dan Schlossberg’s guest on this Thursday’s edition of “Braves Banter” on the Seamheads National Podcasting Network.  Join Dan and his co-host Chris Mascaro for their 30-minute chat […]

Seamheads.com Partners With “A Glove of Their Own” to Help Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence

February 16, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Baseball stars across the country are stepping up to support the award-winning children’s book A Glove of Their Own, which promotes the message and importance of sharing what you have with those in need. So it is with great pleasure that I announce that The Jennifer A. Lynch Fund has joined the Glove team and […]

Thinking About Jamie Moyer at 48

December 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Jamie Moyer is old enough to have helped prompt the Chicago Cubs to trade Dennis Eckersley to the Oakland A’s in the spring of 1987, when Moyer was a rising prospect displacing Eckersley as a starter, and to have been traded along with Rafael Palmeiro to the Texas Rangers for Mitch Williams before the 1989 […]

Dickey, Wakefield, and the Not-So-Lost-But-Sorta-Lost Art of the Knuckleball

August 19, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

With roughly six weeks remaining in the 2010 season there are a number of bloggers, writers, and analysts that have started looking ahead to the offseason. While the writing itself hasn’t actually begun yet, I’ll admit I’ve started thinking ahead to the format I hope to encapsulate my year-end thoughts within. Of course, the season’s […]

SABR 40 Convention Report

August 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By all accounts, SABR 40 in Atlanta was a big success although registration was below the total in recent years.  I know I sure had a good time. SABR is clearly in a time of transition.  Executive Director John Zajc is resigning to pursue other interests.  His replacement is Marc Appleman who has had an […]

Seamheads at SABR 40

August 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This is KJOK at your Seamheads anchor desk, reporting “almost live” from the SABR 40 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.   SABR 40 is the 40th annual convention of the Society for American Baseball Research, which brings together authors, teachers, researchers and baseball fans for four days of baseball presentations, baseball history, baseball games, baseball road trips, […]

Back to the Future: The SPORT Magazine 1969 Major League All-Stars

July 26, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

While going through my old magazines (again) I saw an article from the July 1964 issue of SPORT titled “A Look Into the Future: The 1969 All-Star Team” written by John Devaney.  Devaney polled more than 50 big league managers, coaches, veteran players, writers and sportscasters to find the players whom they believed would be […]

Musings from the Manager’s Office

March 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Where to go on a rainy day in spring training? The manager of the Atlanta Braves, always a congenial host, held court with a half-dozen journalists before the rained-out exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Now that he’s a self-proclaimed lame duck, Bobby Cox has answered everything two, three, […]

300-Win Club is Closed for Good

March 9, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Put it in ink: the 300-game winner has gone the way of the buffalo nickel and Sunday doubleheader. The late-winter retirements of Randy Johnson and Tom Glavine mean that none of the 300-win pitchers are still active, although 10 are still alive: Steve Carlton, Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux,  Phil Niekro, Gaylord Perry, Nolan Ryan, Tom […]

El adios de Bobby Cox como manager activo (Bobby Cox says good bye as an active manager)

February 23, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Cuando Bobby Cox vino a jugar con Cardenales de Lara (1967-68 y 1968-69) y Leones del Caracas (1969-70), teniendo buenos números ofensivos con los pájaros rojos además de comandar a los antesalistas de la liga venezolana en promedio defensivo en la 67-68, nadie se imaginaba que pudiera establecerse como manager de Grandes Ligas. Y cuando […]