Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is the author of three books about baseball, including Ty Cobb: A Biography. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media. He lives in Michigan where he writes, runs, and enjoys a good orange soda now and again.
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The Shot Heard ‘Round Milwaukee: When Henry Aaron won the pennant

Hank Aaron's pennant-winning home run is largely forgotten.

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Resurrected by Valdez’s Record Breaking Pitching, Jack Taylor Finally Gets Respect

The last time Jack Taylor had his name in the headlines for his pitching it came in 1903...

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Why 700 Home Runs for Albert Pujols is Important

If Albert Pujols reaches 700 home runs before his career clock strikes midnight, it will be an important...

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Looking Back at Ty Cobb’s Big League Debut

In 1905, Ty Cobb made his big league debut for the Detroit Tigers just days after his father...

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The Best Baseball Player Born Each Year Since the U.S. Civil War

We pick the best baseball player born every year since 1861.

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The Best Calls of Vin Scully’s Dodgers Career

Can you remember the best calls by Vin Scully during his Hall of Fame career behind the microphone...

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Did David Ortiz Get Away With Cheating?

Did David Ortiz stop using performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 after he failed a test? Or did he use...

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The Hall of Fame Case for Thurman Munson

Thurman Munson's career, though abbreviated by his tragic death, deserves to be honored with induction to the Baseball...

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How good was Quincy Trouppe?

How good was negro leagues catcher Quincy Trouppe?

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Quick Notes: Jack Morris and Burleigh Grimes

We compare Hall of Fame pitchers Jack Morris and Burleigh Grimes.

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VIDEO: Andy Van Slyke Records Rare Unassisted Double Play

There have been outfielders who have turned an unassisted double play, but it's extremely rare.

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The Kidnapping of Roberto Clemente

In 1969, Roberto Clemente was abducted by four men who wanted his clothes and his fried chicken.

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Willie Wells is One of the Greatest Shortstops You’ve Never Heard Of

Hall of Fame shortstop Willie Wells was probably every bit as great at hitting a baseball as Rogers...

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Lou Boudreau Proved Bill Veeck Wrong

Lou Boudreau may have had the greatest season a shortstop ever had. He's the man who perfected the...

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The Ventura Class of Third Basemen

The near-great third baseman group named for the guy Nolan Ryan beat up.

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MLB Can’t Wait To Ruin The Game of Baseball

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred hints that expansion of instant replay may be coming...and you won't like it.

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Removal of disparaging racial names restores honor to long-forgotten ballplayers

Is there anything we can do to restore the dignity that Native Americans and African American players lost...

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When Teenager Sandy Koufax Signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers

Before he was a superstar pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Koufax was a teenage "bonus baby" for...

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Tony Gwynn: Pride of San Diego

Just when baseball seemed to be getting drunk on home runs, Tony Gwynn emerged to reveal the beauty...

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The Dusty Baker All-Time Team

We select an all-time team from those who played under famed baseball manager Dusty Baker.

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The Blue Jays Gave Up On John Olerud: A Video Perspective

Why did the Blue Jays try to mess with John Olerud? Robb Scott of the Blue Jays Baseball...

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Connie Mack and Philadelphia A’s Players at Spring Training

Philadelphia A's manager Connie Mack poses with former and present players at West Palm Beach in Florida during...

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FlashBack: Larry Hisle’s Rotator Cuff Injury

When Larry Hisle's career came to an end due to an unusual injury for a position player.

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Miguel Cabrera and the 3,000 Hit Club

Where Miguel Cabrera fits in the group of 3,000-hit members.

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Is The Baseball Hall of Fame Trying To Elect Fewer Players?

The Baseball Hall of Fame has announced changes to their special Eras Committees election process.

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Nine Things You Didn’t Know About Jackie Robinson

Nine Things You Probably Didn't Know About Jackie Robinson

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When Dwight Evans Hit the First Pitch of the Season For a Home Run

Dwight Evans is the only batter to do this on opening day.

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Pujols, Yadi & Waino Reunite as Cardinals Legends

Albert Pujols, Adam Wainwright, and Yadier Molina are all-time Cardinals greats.

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Why are they called the Cleveland Guardians?

The team's name references the Guardians of Traffic, eight monolithic 1932 Art Deco sculptures by Henry Hering on...

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What the new CBA means for Major League Baseball in 2022 and Beyond

What does the new Collective Bargaining Agreement mean for Major League Baseball?