Who Won the Pennant? Inside the Shot Heard ‘Round the World

The year was 1951. Having emerged victorious from World War II, America, despite finding itself in the middle of another war, this time in Korea, was in the midst of a period of unbridled [...]

Touch ‘Em All, Joe: Joe Carter’s 1993 World Series Walk-Off

It took a bit of time, but by 1993, America was settling into the ‘90s quite nicely. Just two years earlier, bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam led the nation’s headlong dash into grunge, while [...]

Perfect Theater: Inside an Iconic Home Run

The year was 1988. The nation was preparing to vote in a presidential election between George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis. Overseas, the Russian policies of perestroika and glasnost signaled [...]

Hall of Fame: Mel Ott

Name: Mel Ott Nickname: “Master Melvin” Teams: New York Giants (1926-1947) Position: Right Fielder Number: 4 Bats: Left Career stats: BA: .304 Hits: 2,876 HR: 511 RBI: 1,860 Over the course of [...]

Hall of Fame: Cy Young

Name: Denton True “Cy” Young Born: March 29, 1867 Died: November 4, 1955 Teams: Cleveland Spiders (1890-98), St. Louis Perfectos/Cardinals (1899-1900), Boston Americans/Red Sox (1901-08), [...]

National Baseball Hall of Fame: Frank Thomas

Class of 2013 Number: 35 Name: Frank Edward Thomas, Jr. Nickname: “The Big Hurt” Teams: Chicago White Sox (1990-2005), Oakland Athletics (2006), Toronto Blue Jays (2007-2008) Position: First [...]