1920s Baseball

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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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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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Lefty O’Doul deserves Baseball Hall of Fame nod

Of the ten names on the Early Days Era ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame, Lefty O'Doul...

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VIDEO: Ty Cobb at a Detroit jail with pitcher Earl Whitehill, circa 1925

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf2SZilrqXQ Ty Cobb and Earl Whitehill visit a jail in Michigan This rare film clip shows Detroit manager...

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Remembering the longest-running outfield in baseball history

Usually when teams form a talented outfield they patch it together with young players. But the St. Louis...

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Babe Ruth’s failed stolen base attempt ended the 1926 World Series, or did it?

What are the odds that George Springer will get thrown out trying to steal second base in the...

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Scandals clouded the 2019 and 1924 World Series

It seemed as if much of the nation was pulling for the Washington Nationals in the 2019 World...

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Wally Pipp was more than just a headache

Wally Pipp has been reduced to an answer to a trivia question. He's a footnote on the career...

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Babe Ruth and baseball’s most famous bellyache

Even in the 1920s before the advent of cable news channels and social media, when you were the...

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O’Doul’s exclusion from Hall of Fame ballot is a mistake

Next month in Nashville, the National Baseball Hall of Fame will announce the results of voting for the...

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Walter Johnson: The hardest throwing pitcher in baseball history

When Walter Johnson pitched his first professional game, he lost 21-0. Almost all of the runs were scored...

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Chick Hafey’s batting rampage of 1931

When Charles “Chick” Hafey first caught Branch Rickey’s eye in the spring of 1923, it was a case...

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When a girl struck out Ruth and Gehrig

When Babe Ruth went down on strikes in an exhibition game in Chattanooga in 1931, it was at...