Deadball Era Baseball

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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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1909 World Series Scorecard

The 1909 World Series was important for a few reasons. It pitted two of the greatest stars in...

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How Teddy Roosevelt helped make the T206 Honus Wagner card so valuable

A decision by the President of the United States indirectly led to Honus Wagner’s baseball card becoming one...

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Eddie Collins was the greatest second baseman of the Deadball Era

Eddie Collins buried his bats during the off-season in shallow holes in his backyard that he called "graves"...

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Remembering Eddie Grant, the only active baseball player who died in World War I

There was always something unusual about Eddie Grant, but he was comfortable with that. He didn't mind being...

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Was Ed Delahanty murdered?

Ed Delahanty's success on the diamond obscured a troubled personal life marred by gambling and booze. His debts...

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How Joe Jackson conspired to lose the World Series

Joe Jackson batted .375 with 12 hits in the eight games of the 1919 World Series. He led...

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When Ty Cobb took on the entire New York Giants team

An infamous brawl during an exhibition game illustrates how competitive Ty Cobb was.

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A player’s strike almost halted the 1918 World Series

The 1918 baseball season was unusual in many ways because it was an unusual period in American history....

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Shoeless Joe Jackson was guilty

Some filmmakers and authors have tried to make Shoeless Joe Jackson a victim. He wasn't: he took money...

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The mysterious death of Red Sox manager Chick Stahl

A century ago when one of Boston's most famous citizens killed himself under strange circumstances in a gruesome...

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Setting the record straight: The last ball caught before World War I

When Detroit fans settled into Navin Field for the traditional Labor Day doubleheader in 1918, they had no...

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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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Ty Cobb sold me a Coke

In the “Peach State” on May 8, one of the most popular beverages in history was first concocted,...

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Ty Cobb’s horror: Murder in Royston, Georgia

When Ty Cobb arrived in Royston, Georgia, on August 10, 1905, his father was dead from a shotgun...