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Countdown to SABR Day 2011: 1980s Cobbette – Gooch vs Ernie Banks and Botham (vs Hank Aaron)

This is post two 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: 1990s Cobbette – What connected the Enfield Spartans to Ball Four?

This is post one 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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Cobbette: A Ruthian doubleheader

Several events from the life of George Herman “Babe” Ruth had a connection to Britain, and two are dealt with here. The first is the “Bellyache Heard Round the World”. This was a bout of illness suffered by the Bambino during spring training of 1925; this was later diagnosed as an intestinal abscess. Much thought has […]

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