Tag Archives: History

Full article: Stars of the National Baseball League’s first 10 years

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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New British baseball history book: “What about the Villa?: Forgotten figures from Britain’s pro baseball league of 1890″

During 2010, my posts on BaseballGB have been a little fewer and further between than I would have liked, but there has been a good reason. For the past 14 months, I have been researching and writing a 100,000-word history of Britain’s pro baseball league of 1890. The result was my first book. The publisher received […]

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Limited-edition bookmark to be released as a way to mark Project Cobb’s first book

   

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The Gashouse Gang: Baseball’s Scrappiest Champions

There has never been a team quite like the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals. In the dredges of the Great Depression, a group of players who chewed tobacco, played covered in dirt (resembling gas station attendants, hence the nickname) and had their own bluegrass band squeaked out a dramatic pennant and won a seven game World Series.

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Birth of a Nation

In 1967, Boston was not a baseball town and who could blame them? The Red Sox hadn’t contended for a pennant since 1950, and hadn’t even had a winning season since 1958 …

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Published tomorrow: Fifty-nine in ’84 by Edward Achorn

Anyone interested in nineteenth century baseball will be glad to learn of a new book that comes out in the States tomorrow. ‘Fifty-nine in ’84’ by Edward Achorn tells the tale of Hall of Fame pitcher Charles “Old Hoss” Radbourn

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Book Review: Shades of Glory edited by Lawrence D. Hogan

This week’s book review looks at an excellent book dedicated to the Negro Leagues

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Full article: Albert King – A 1930s speedway fan turned baseball follower

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 […]

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British Baseball Hall of Fame launched

Yesterday, the official announcement was made on the BBF website that the British Baseball Hall of Fame is finally off the ground. The idea has been proposed numerous times in the past, but for a variety of reasons it has never come to fruition, until now that is. Full details of the project can be […]

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Full article: An All-Star team of Major Leaguers who have played in Great Britain

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.

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