Ralph Branca: Because he was strong enough.

No other moment in sports history comes close to that single game in October, 1951. Countless non-fiction books have been written about the ’51 pennant race, the game, what happened to the home run ball, and the players after the cheering died down. Thomson’s home run has been employed as a plot device for shelves of fiction novels and TV shows, and hardly an autobiography of a person alive in 1951 could escape mentioning where they were on that day. […]

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Blogs and Sites of Note

One of the things I miss about the early days of blogging is the exchange of links between like-minded authors. I looked forward to these posts because it would introduce me to new writers and blogs I hadn’t heard of before. So, in the spirit of the old days of blogging, here’s a little look at the baseball history authors and websites that I visit regularly. […]

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The 7 Major Leagues

MLB’s recent “promotion” of seven Negro Leagues to “major league” led to my collaboration with TeamBrown Apparel to create a shirt commemorating each of the seven leagues. In addition to unveiling the collection, I’ll show you some of the other work I do for Ebbets Field Flannels and TeamBrown. […]

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Cover of the Spring 2021 Baseball Research Journal

  Back in December I shared my masthead re-design and cover illustration for the Baseball Research Journal. Baseball Research Journal is the flagship publication of the Society for American Baseball Research, or SABR. Published for over 50 years, BRJ was “created so that members could publish and share their research with like-minded students of baseball.” […]

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