Summary A look at the best players, teams, grounds, and more from the first decade of the National Baseball League. Access the PDF Click here Please leave comments on the article below.
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Guest author Josh Chetwynd Summary This article tells the story of how a speedway fan named Albert King came to follow the West Ham Hammers in the London Major Baseball League of the 1930s. The article is based on correspondence that King had with Chetwynd in 2006, around the time that Chetwynd’s book British Baseball and the […]
Guest author Josh Chetwynd Summary This article presents an All-Star team of Major League players who, at some point, played baseball on British soil. Access the PDF Click here Please leave comments on the article below.
As part of my research for the article published just below on the London Twilight Baseball League, I have been enjoying a long email correspondence with Jeff Archer, the league’s central figure. There are many great stories that Jeff has shared with me that unfortunately did not fit into the article, but one of them […]
Summary In this article I look at the London Twilight Baseball League of 1976, a project led by Jeff Archer. While the league was short-lived, its innovative nature gives it historical importance and also provides lessons for baseball today. Access the PDF Click here Please leave comments on the article below.
The 2009 British baseball season gets underway tomorrow. Forty-five teams from across the country will begin their league campaigns all hoping to be a part of the National Baseball Championships at the end of August and the beginning of September. BaseballGB will be providing plenty of coverage of the British season this year and we’ve already started as […]
Summary In this article I present a method for comparing the quality of baseball across different leagues or different seasons, based on four factors that contribute to the quality of baseball from the perspective of a spectator. I then use the method to compare the National Baseball League season of 2008 against other country’s leagues […]
Summary In this article I produce a formula that summarizes various factors that I feel represent the “health” of a league: forfeit frequency, blowout frequency, and typical run difference. I then present values for the top tier in Britain between 2003 and 2008 and examine whether health in one season is related to player retention during the next. […]
Summary In this article I look back at some of the classic baseball national finals played in Britain since the end of World War II. I define a classic final as one with a 1-run margin of victory or one that went to extra innings. Access the PDF Click here Please leave comments on the […]
Summary In this article I use the concept of dominance to provide an answer to the question of what the best season by a pitcher in British top-tier baseball is this century. Access the PDF Click here Please leave comments on the article below.