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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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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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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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?

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Jon Bois Does It Again: The Deep Dive Dave Stieb Video We All Need

We watched Jon Bois' latest video about Dave Stieb of the Blue Jays and tell you why you...

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5 Players On the 2022 Hall of Fame Ballot Who Will Eventually Be Elected

These five players who failed to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2022, will be elected...

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When Mickey Mantle Arrived To Replace the Great DiMaggio

In the spring of 1951, Joe DiMaggio's legendary career was winding down. The 12-time All-Star and three-time Most...

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Clipping: Spring Training with the 1951 St. Louis Browns

A clipping from a 1951 edition of The Sporting News shows opera singer Helen Traubel with the manager...

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Looking back at the career of the beloved Mike Lowell

Looking back at the career of third baseman Mike Lowell.

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Remembering Matt Holliday’s “Dirt Kiss” Slide

Matt Holliday found himself face down in the dirt for the most famous play in the history of...

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Bobby Bonds was on pace to be a Hall of Famer, until he wasn’t

For the first decade of his career, Bobby Bonds seemed destined for Cooperstown. But then it fell apart.

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David Ortiz Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

The Baseball Hall of Fame has elected David Ortiz, former designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox.

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Curt Schilling gets his wish: he’s off the Hall of Fame ballot

Curt Schilling has failed to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his final appearance on...

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Bonds, Clemens fail to earn election in final appearance on Hall of Fame ballot

Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds have both been swept off the Hall of Fame ballot after failing to...

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Is Jon Lester a Hall of Famer?

Now that pitcher Jon Lester has announced his retirement from baseball, what are his chances of being elected...

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Ferris Fain: 1952 Bowman Baseball Card

Who was Ferris Fain, the two-time batting champion?

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The Baseball Movie All-Time Team

We pick an all-time roster made up of fictional baseball players from Hollywood movies. Roy Hobbs, Benny "The...

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Roy Smalley: 1952 Bowman Baseball Card

Roy Smalley was such an erratic infielder that Cubs fans used to say their double play combo was...

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When MLB Players Went On Strike For the First Time

In 1972, Major League Baseball Players had their first full-scale strike, when they walked out on April 1...

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9 Baseball Storylines We’ll Be Watching in 2022

These are the nine biggest baseball stories you'll be fascinated by in 2022. From the labor strife to...