1970s Baseball

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 on the eve of the season. Their action was the preface for later labor wars between players and owners.

The Hall of Fame Case for Tony Oliva

In the history of baseball, since they began tossing a ball to a plate and someone with a stick was swinging at it, maybe no more than

The Hall of Fame Case for Dick Allen

Allen was a tremendous baseball player who had the misfortune of coming up through an organization that was indelicate about the issue of race.

Brooks Robinson dominated the 1970 World Series both ways

It’s possible that no other position player has ever dominated a World Series to the extent Brooks Robinson did in 1970. That October, Robinson was dazzling in the field and at the plate as the Baltimore Orioles defeated Cincinnati in the Fall Classic.

The Ultimate Angel: Don Baylor

This is part of our series on the “Ultimate Franchise Players” in baseball history. These players are not necessarily the greatest players in franchise history. They are