August 22, 2017

The Baseball Historian’s Notes for July 22, 2013: Teams Must Be Careful to Not Over-Extend Themselves

July 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In these heady days of nine-figure contract extensions, it is becoming increasingly less likely to see a player spend their entire career with the same team. Those who do, like the New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera, can achieve icon status. However, teams seeking to retain their signature players have to be careful not to make […]

To Shave Or Not To Shave?

June 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

THE ANSWER MAY BE A BIT MORE COMPLICATED FOR PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES Philips Norelco and Elias Sports Bureau crunch the numbers to see whether crushing a sinker starts at the sink. Stamford, CT – While only a few teams in baseball have official policies on facial hair, Philips Norelco and the Elias Sports Bureau have learned […]

Southern League All-Star Game Wrap Up

July 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s Southern League All-Star game was just that; an All-Star game rather than a futures game.  Many of the players selected were older players with good numbers rather than “prospects.”  But there still were some things worth seeing. Foregoing the usual home run derby, Huntsville Stars General Manager Buck Rogers chose to highlight the […]

Rambling on About My Glory Days – Greatness Comes in Big and Little Sizes

March 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

I usually get these questions from my students “Who did you play for?” or “What position did you play?” Adults usually follow up with “Who was the best pitcher you ever faced?” and “Who was the best player you ever played with or against?” I assume all former major league players get the same questions. […]