Category Archives: Baseball History

Freddie Fitzsimmons Not Fat But Phat

  Freddie Fitzsimmons pitched 19 seasons in the National League, 13 with the Giants and 7 with the Dodgers. He was affectionately called Fat Freddie, but if this were the 1990’s and I wasn’t 15 years late to the hip … Continue reading

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The 25 Most Important People In Baseball History

Graham Womack over at Baseball Past And Present has put together a poll to try to determine The 25 Most Important People in Baseball History. A ballot with 189 of baseball’s most memorable players, executives and other figures can be … Continue reading

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Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post May 9, 1925

“Daydreams of Baseball” by Robert Robinson May 9, 1925 This is the 5th baseball themed cover for Robert Robinson and his 1st since April 13, 1912.  Not a fan of this illustration. I like the concept. What boy hasn’t dreamt … Continue reading

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1912 World Series Revisited Game #3 Red Sox vs Giants

10/10/1912 @ Fenway Park Rube Marquard vs Buck O’Brien Big Inning Gives Red Sox A Hard Fought Victory Duffy Lewis, Larry Gardner, Tris Speaker, and Heinie Wagner warm up before the big game. Rube Marquard and the Giants took a … Continue reading

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Home Run Champions Who Don’t Hit Home Runs

                              Fred Odwell                                              Dave Brain Fred Odwell and Dave Brain, were Major League ball players of little renown. Odwell played just 4 seasons in the NL all with the Cincinnati Reds. Brain played 7 seasons, managing to squeeze in … Continue reading

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The 1912 World Series Boston Red Sox vs NY Giants

The Boston Red Sox(105-47) take on the Ny Giants(103-48) in the 1912 World Series played at the Polo Grounds and the inaugural season of Fenway Park. GAME #1 10/8/1912 @ Polo Grounds Jeff Tesreau vs Smokey Joe Wood The Giants … Continue reading

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Frank “Home Run” Baker

While setting up the 1911 World Series Revisited I was thinking about Frank Baker’s role in the actual 1911 World Series, and was wondering if he would become “Home Run” Baker in my little replay adventure. Would he hit a … Continue reading

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SABR In NEPA

I joined SABR 3 years ago because of this blog. Not that I thought I was doing any kind of scholarly work that was worthy of The Society For American Baseball Research, but because on more than a few occasions … Continue reading

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The 1910 World Series Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia A’s

Action from Shibe Park during the 1910 World Series The Philadelphia A’s beat the Chicago Cubs easily in this World Series 4 games to 1, giving Connie Mack his 1st Championship. The mighty A’s will go on to win 2 … Continue reading

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Teams of the 1910 World Series Revisited-Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia A’s

  1st row: Ginger Beaumont, Jack Pfiester, Lew Ritchie, Heinie Zimmerman, Solly Hofman, Frank Chance, Jimmy Sheckard 2nd row: John Kane, King Cole, Orlie Weaver, Harry Steinfeldt 3rd row: Johnny Kling, Charles Murphy(Owner), Orval Overall 4th row: Lew Ritchie(?again?), Mordecai … Continue reading

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