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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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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 […]

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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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