In the decade before the Dodgers and Giants moved west and the Major League added more teams, each corner of the country had their own minor league heroes who to them, were anything but minor. The west coast worshipped Steve Bilko, the southwest cheered for Joe Bauman, the northeast loved Luke Easter, and down south, no one player was cheered more than Country Brown. […]
QUESTION: Who is the only guy to play for the Braves in all 3 cities they called home: Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta?
ANSWER: Eddie Mathews. But did you know he traveled the same route in reverse on his way to majors? […]
The way a typical Orioles inning went in 1921 was the number one and two hitters, Maisel and Lawry, would get themselves on base, and use their speed to swipe an extra base and get into scoring position. The consummate contact hitter Merwin Jacobson would advance the runner. Then Big Bill would come to bat, ready to slug them all home… […]
Anyone who’s done their share of baseball research by culling through old newspapers knows how easy it is to get sidetracked by an interesting article totally unrelated to the thing you’re looking for. That’s what happened when I was going through a 1925 Dallas sports page and stumbled on an Associated Press article that caused me to abandon what I was originally searching for and set my artistic sights on an obscure outfielder whose major league career totaled just 173 games spread over 5 mediocre seasons with 5 different teams. […]