All posts by Dan Holmes

Frick made huge impact on game of baseball

Frick made huge impact on game of baseball
August 1, 2010 No Comments »

Few Hall of Famers forged as diverse a career in baseball as Ford Christopher Frick, who was instrumental in the establishment of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown Read More »

George Brett recalls the Pine Tar Game

George Brett recalls the Pine Tar Game
July 24, 2010 No Comments »

In the midst of the 1983 season, future Hall of Famer George Brett was involved in one of the stickiest incidents in baseball history. It involved a home run, some pine tar, and the rule book Read More »

Ted Williams' walk-off homer in 1941 All-Star Game

Ted Williams' walk-off homer in 1941 All-Star Game
July 8, 2010 No Comments »

Today we would call what Ted Williams did in the 1941 All-Star Game a walk-off home run. But for those who were in uniform in Detroit for that game, it’s simply a moment they’ll never forget. In what may still ... Read More »

Dave Winfield: The favorite draft pick

Dave Winfield: The favorite draft pick
June 11, 2010 No Comments »

In his senior year in college, Dave Winfield was a wanted man. In 1973, Winfield, a senior at the University of Minnesota, was selected in four drafts in three different professional sports. Just weeks after being selected as the fourth ... Read More »

Remembering Ernie Harwell

Remembering Ernie Harwell
May 6, 2010 No Comments »

I don’t have to tell the people of Michigan how wonderful Ernie Harwell was, or how important he was to this state. It seems there isn’t a man, woman, or child over the age of 10 in Michigan who doesn’t ... Read More »

Rivalry Renewed: Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth on the golf course

Rivalry Renewed: Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth on the golf course
May 1, 2010 No Comments »

Under a warm summer sun, fans strained to catch a glimpse of two of baseball’s greatest stars battling each other. Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, once tough competitors on the baseball field, were at it again. But this competition did ... Read More »

Fidrych was a rare bird

Fidrych was a rare bird
April 16, 2010 No Comments »

It was July of 1976, the Summer of The Bird. Mark Fidrych, the 21-year old rookie was the center of attention. He couldn’t help but be. The spotlight found him, and it was for the simplest of reasons. He was ... Read More »

Remembering Jackie Robinson

Remembering Jackie Robinson
April 15, 2010 No Comments »

When Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, he blazed a trail for African American ballplayers. That legacy lives on today. In the last ten seasons, 15 of the 20 league Most Valuable Player Awards ... Read More »

When Hall of Famers made their big league debut

When Hall of Famers made their big league debut
April 9, 2010 No Comments »

When Juan Marichal stepped on the mound for the first time as a big leaguer, it was the first major league game he had ever seen. Nine innings later, he had made one of the most spectacular debuts in baseball ... Read More »