All posts by Dan Holmes

The Greatest Cinderella teams in baseball history

The Greatest Cinderella teams in baseball history
September 1, 2010 No Comments »

Here's our list of the greatest Cinderella teams in baseball history, from the 1914 Miracle Boston Braves to the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays, these teams wore the glass slipper for one magical season Read More »

Chick Hafey’s batting rampage of 1931

Chick Hafey’s batting rampage of 1931
August 21, 2010 No Comments »

When Charles “Chick” Hafey first caught Branch Rickey’s eye in the spring of 1923, it was a case of mistaken identity. Hafey was in the Cardinal camp as a right-handed pitcher, but Rickey saw him in the batting cage, and ... Read More »

Ty Cobb’s horror: Murder in Royston, Georgia

Ty Cobb’s horror: Murder in Royston, Georgia
August 10, 2010 No Comments »

When Ty Cobb arrived in Royston, Georgia, on August 10, 1905, his father was dead from a shotgun blast and his mother was facing arrest for manslaughter. The small community was abuzz over the shocking death of their most influential ... Read More »

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 »