May 18, 1906 The Memphis Chicks pound out 11 hits and 12 runs in the 7th inning of a game against the Birmingham Barons. Barons pitcher Harry “Slim” Sallee, would face 16 batters in the inning and take the loss in the 18-3 pasting. Sallee would have a 14 year career in the Major Leagues, [...]
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This is Part Three of the oral history of the 2012 NL Wild Card Game. Here are the links to the introductory Part One and the epic Part Two. The game resumed after a 20-minute delay. It was played under protest both officially and from the crowd, which amused itself by chanting “IN-FIELD-FLY!” on any [...]
This is part two of the oral history of the 2012 NL Wild Card Game. If you missed part one, you can view it here. Medlen recovered in the fifth, but gave up a solo home run in the sixth. After Dan Uggla’s error put the Cardinals’ leadoff hitter on second base to start the [...]
Author’s Note: I attended the wild-card game last October and found it to be the most surreal sporting event I’ve ever personally witnessed in my almost 31 years. As we head into a new season that hopefully includes skipping straight into the divisional round, I thought the story of what it was like to be [...]
Sansho1 completed a Herculean task: he compiled a database of all of the nicknames that we’ve seen come and go in this city. Baseball-reference has many player nicknames, and others came from memory. When you look at a list like this, you get a sense of the history of baseball we’ve had in this town. [...]
Happy New Year, everybody. This doesn’t have anything to do with the Braves, but in accordance with the rules of the Baseball Bloggers Guild, I endorse the Hall of Fame candidacy of Bert Blyleven.