Don Drysdale and “The Good Face”
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Posted by Paul on August 25, 2014 | Short Link

Contrary to popular opinion, the book Moneyball by Michael Lewis is not about how Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s prefer to take walks rather than put the ball in play. The book is about market inefficiency, and how small-market teams must compete by getting the most production out of their ballplayers for the least […]

Jackie Robinson’s First (Integrated) Pro Game
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Posted by Paul on June 27, 2014 | Short Link

[from] April 18, 1946 The term “clutch” is often ascribed to professional athletes who raise the level of their performance at the most crucial, pressure-packed moments in order to positively sway the outcome of a competition, series or season. But rarely, if ever, has a player in any sport come through with a clutch […]

Eddie Vedder and Johnny Ramone Strat-O-Matic UPDATE
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Posted by Paul on June 20, 2014 | Short Link

When I first published the photo below online, there was some skepticism as to whether that was really Eddie Vedder and/or Johnny Ramone. There can no longer be any doubt: “…They put him (Vedder) in the room next to me (Ramone)with connecting doors. We’d sit there and play the Strat-O-Matic baseball game all day long…” […]

Charlotte Hornets Baseball Club 1902 (feat. Moonlight Graham)
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Posted by Paul on June 9, 2014 | Short Link

If you don’t follow Official MLB Historian John Thorn (@thorn_john) on Twitter, you’re missing out. If you don’t use Twitter, you’re really missing out. Thank you to Mr. Thorn for this awesome pdf of the July 19, 1902 edition of Sporting Life (“Devoted to Baseball, Trap Shooting and General Sport”). The Charlotte Hornets Baseball Club […]

Photo of Baseball in 1800′s
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Posted by Paul on June 7, 2014 | Short Link

Where and who? RT @uniformcritic: Possibly the finest early baseball photo ever taken (late 1800s). — Now Playing First. (@juniusworth) June 7, 2014

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