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List of major leaguers born in GB grows by one

The excellent hardball history website Baseball Almanac maintains country-by-country lists of major leaguers’ birth places, and so one click can show you English-born, Scottish-born, or Welsh-born players who reached the show. The English list is set to grow by one, although this is not because of a player impressing in 2011 Spring Training. Instead, the […]

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Celebrating SABR Day 2011: Special feature by Project Cobb on scoring in Britain in the 1890s

Project Cobb’s countdown to SABR Day 2011 concludes with a special feature on keeping score in Britain in the 1890s

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Countdown to SABR Day 2011: 1900s Cobbette – Dave Brain, the Herefordian home run king

This is the last of ten posts that have counted down to SABR Day 2011, going through the decades of the 20th Century, backwards from the 1990s. Next Saturday, on SABR Day itself, there will be a special feature on the 1890s, which will celebrate the significant link between keeping score and baseball history. This article […]

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Countdown to SABR Day 2011: 1910s Cobbette – Shortage of balls nearly terminates 1914 tour game

This is post nine in a ten-post countdown to SABR Day 2011. The series is going through the decades of the 20th Century, backwards from the 1990s. On SABR Day itself, there will be a special feature on the 1890s, which will celebrate the significant link between keeping score and baseball history. This article will be […]

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Countdown to SABR Day 2011: 1920s Cobbette – British reluctance to use protective equipment

This is post eight in a ten-post countdown to SABR Day 2011. The series is going through the decades of the 20th Century, backwards from the 1990s. On SABR Day itself, there will be a special feature on the 1890s, which will celebrate the significant link between keeping score and baseball history. This article will be published […]

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Countdown to SABR Day 2011: 1930s Cobbette – All-Star team of best player names from 1936

This is post seven in a ten-post countdown to SABR Day 2011. The series is going through the decades of the 20th Century, backwards from the 1990s. On SABR Day itself, there will be a special feature on the 1890s, which will celebrate the significant link between keeping score and baseball history. This article will be […]

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Countdown to SABR Day 2011: 1940s Cobbette – What became of WWII evacuees returning from US?

This is post six in a ten-post countdown to SABR Day 2011. The series is going through the decades of the 20th Century, backwards from the 1990s. On SABR Day itself, there will be a special feature on the 1890s, which will celebrate the significant link between keeping score and baseball history. This article will be published […]

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Countdown to SABR Day 2011: 1950s Cobbette – “Brutus Plays Baseball–What Would Shakespeare Think?”

This is post five in a ten-post countdown to SABR Day 2011. The series is going through the decades of the 20th Century, backwards from the 1990s. On SABR Day itself, there will be a special feature on the 1890s, which will celebrate the significant link between keeping score and baseball history. This article will be published […]

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Countdown to SABR Day 2011: 1960s Cobbette – Did David Bowie play for the Bluejays (Dulwich)?

This is post four in a ten-post countdown to SABR Day 2011. The series is going through the decades of the 20th Century, backwards from the 1990s. On SABR Day itself, there will be a special feature on the 1890s, which will celebrate the significant link between keeping score and baseball history. This article will be published […]

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Countdown to SABR Day 2011: 1970s Cobbette – The “Yankees” British national league of 1977

This is post three in a ten-post countdown to SABR Day 2011. The series is going through the decades of the 20th Century, backwards from the 1990s. On SABR Day itself, there will be a special feature on the 1890s, which will celebrate the significant link between keeping score and baseball history. This article will be published […]

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