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The 50 Greatest Baseball Books of All Time

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.06.2015 | Sports
Peter Dreier

The baseball season is now upon us. "Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball," wrote Columbia University scholar Jacques Barzun in 1954.

Postseason History

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 12.04.2014 | Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brandon Belt, Yusmeiro Petit and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, nev...

BATTER UP!

AP | By BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Dedicated baseball fans often take road trips to watch favorite teams play in storied stadiums around the country. But there are ple...

'Not Exactly Cooperstown' Celebrates Baseball's Rebels and Renegades

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.15.2014 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Based in Pasadena, the Baseball Reliquary includes a research archive, a traveling museum, and the Shrine of the Eternals, the organization's alternative to baseball's official Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

The Last Game at Yankee Stadium, September 21, 2008

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Anne Margaret Daniel

September 21, 2008. A gorgeous summery day in the Bronx. Sunshine, and scattered harmless clouds in the sky. The bat, its white-taped hilt towering above the rubble and fencing around its base.

5 Things To Know About Baseball On July 4th

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.04.2013 | Sports

-- From a famous speech that has echoed for decades to a crazy slugfest at Coors Field, baseball has had its share of memorable moments on July Fourt...

This Date In Baseball History

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.19.2013 | Sports

-- Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA April 19...

On This Date In Baseball

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.18.2013 | Sports

-- Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA April 18...

Review: Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend

Julio Pabon | Posted 04.01.2013 | Sports
Julio Pabon

Satchel started to play baseball straight out of the Alabama Juvenile Reform School in 1926, the same year that marked the beginning of Jim Crow laws segregating blacks, and pitched his last game in 1965.

SABR 42: Right on Target

Jeff Polman | Posted 09.05.2012 | Sports
Jeff Polman

It was in the mid-80s and fairly humid, but even though my sun lotion-less arms got burned, I felt nothing. This was only my second SABR convention, and magic was clearly happening.

Collecting and Letting Go of My Friend's Dirty Laundry

Steven White | Posted 07.16.2012 | Sports
Steven White

Given the collection I have amassed of sweat stained caps, grass stained pants and dirty shirts with other men's last names emblazoned on the backs, it was a difficult charge to refute.

The First Athletes Ever And 7 Other Moments In Sports History

John G. Fox | Posted 07.14.2012 | Books
John G. Fox

"Why do we play ball?" That was the heady question my then 7-year-old son tossed out to me one day during an innocent game of backyard catch. As a father, anthropologist, and sports fan, I couldn't resist the call of duty to set off in search of an answer.

Where Have You Gone, Marvelous Marv?

Bruce Nash | Posted 06.27.2012 | Sports
Bruce Nash

Ever since players began earning enough money to stuff a fleet of Brinks' trucks, the major leagues have lost something that made the game so entertaining and unpredictable -- the childlike antics, the unpredictable recklessness, the joyous mischief of baseball's now-vanishing characters.

Penultimate: Greatest Game 6 Moments In World Series History

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.27.2011 | Sports

Save the best for last? Not exactly. With the exceptions of its inaugural edition in 1903 and a three-year stretch from 1919-21, when it was a nin...

A Tale of Two (or Three) Cities

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Larry Abrams

As the Labor Day weekend drew to a close, the baseball pennant races in both Leagues kicked into gear. Especially in the National League, where it appears most of the action is this season.