Category Archives: Players

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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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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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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Baseball Revisited Book Review- The Kid

THE KID- The Immortal Life of Ted Williams by Ben Bradlee, Jr As a life-long Yankee fan I have always set aside my bias to acknowledge Ted Williams’ ability to hit a baseball. A lifetime .344 hitter with 521 home … Continue reading

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Sometimes Baseball Trivia Sucks

Several years ago, while reading Yankee For Life, Bobby Murcer’s biography, released shortly before his death back in 2008, I came across a little trivia nugget. According to the book, the 1st and last hits of Bobby Murcer’s career were … Continue reading

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One For The Hall-Ray Chapman

  Ray Chapman was born on January 15, 1891 in Beaver Dam Ky. He died on August 17, 1920, one day after being struck by a pitch thrown by submarine pitcher Carl Mays of the NY Yankees, at the Polo … Continue reading

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One For The Hall-Buck Herzog

  Charles Lincoln “Buck” Herzog played 13 seasons(1908-1920) in the National League. 7 of them with the NY Giants, and the lovable John McGraw. In his career he played in over 450 games at 2b, SS, and 3b. He played … Continue reading

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Bobby Murcer Finally Makes The Wall Of Fame

  Bill Miller, a frequent visitor and commenter to this blog, and the driving force behind a wonderful baseball blog The On Deck Circle , made a comment recently, wondering why Bobby Murcer wasn’t represented on my personal baseball Wall … Continue reading

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The Earl of Snohomish x2

                                                                                                                   Photo from the Boston Public library I believe this photograph was taken in 1947, and features the then rookie sensation from Snohomish HS, Earl Torgeson. This slick fielding 1st baseman, was a pretty good hitter, with some pop in … Continue reading

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Winning At Any Length

There have been 24 pitchers that have reached the 300 win total in the Major leagues. 7 of them have pitched some or all of their games in the 19th Century. Cy Young(511), Pud Galvin(365), Kid Nichols(361), Tim Keefe(342), John … Continue reading

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