Fans of the Cubs or just baseball history in general recognize the number 191 (or 190 not so long ago) as one of baseball’s most incredible feats. It is of course the record number of runs Hack Wilson drove home in his remarkable 1930 season. During that same campaign, Wilson also swatted a then league … More Could Hack have driven home 200?
On April 17, our Chicago SABR chapter had the pleasure of hosting three terrific baseball luminaries: Sean Gibson, Executive Director of the Josh Gibson Foundation (and great-grandson of Josh!) Tom Kern, Historian for the Josh Gibson Foundation and SABR member Ted Knorr, Negro Leagues scholar and SABR member Sean, Tom, and Ted treated our virtual … More Josh Gibson MVP campaign comes to Chicago
by Jason Schwartz with support from Paul Proia (South Florida SABR) It takes a special blend of power and speed to join MLB’s 30-30 club, along with a little bit of luck. After all, we’ve only had about 100 years of baseball where a 30 home run season, even with no steals, would have been … More Baseball’s unsung 30-30 men
Originally posted on Blue Batting Helmet:
I wrote this story some time ago, and it was published on the website ChicagoSideSports.com. An archived version of the site exists, but does not include this piece, so I’m adding it here. Happy Memorial Day to all. Anyone who has seen the movie Field of Dreams knows the…
By: AMELIA WALLACE Imagine the quintessential baseball game: it’s a warm, languorous summer day, the scent of freshly mowed grass wafts in the breeze, vendors are hawking hot dogs and roasted peanuts, and then you hear it . . . someone calling out in what at first seems an unfamiliar tongue. Listening more closely, you … More Moe Berg: Catcher, Linguist, Spy