All posts by Dan Holmes

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 »

When a girl struck out Ruth and Gehrig

When a girl struck out Ruth and Gehrig
April 2, 2010 No Comments »

When Babe Ruth went down on strikes in an exhibition game in Chattanooga in 1931, it was at the hand of a pitcher described as having “a swell change of pace,” as well as a “mean lipstick.” Read More »

Baseball’s unique spectacle: Opening Day

Baseball’s unique spectacle: Opening Day
April 1, 2010 No Comments »

Opening Day is unique to baseball. Other sports have season openers, but baseball’s Opening Day marks the ceremonial beginning of spring. It may only be 1/162nd of the season, but fans and players alike admit there’s something special about the ... Read More »