Monthly Archives: January 2013

They Did More Than Cheat

Baseball, more than any sport, is a game of numbers. Its long history is replete with legendary records—Cy Young’s 511 wins; Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak; Ted Williams’s .406 batting average in 1941, the last time anyone hit .400. One … Continue reading

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The Steroid Era

I remember when it started—the precise moment when it hit me like an Aroldis Chapman fastball. On the evening of July 22, 1994, I settled in with a beer to watch a ballgame between the Indians and White Sox. I … Continue reading

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The Man

Stan Musial died yesterday at 92. Because he was a gentleman as well as a great ballplayer, Stan Musial was the favorite baseball player of Bobbie’s father, who was himself a gentleman. Musial was often said to be the most … Continue reading

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. . . And the winner is . . . Nobody

No player will be making an acceptance speech this summer in Cooperstown. No one was voted for, although one was worthy—Craig Biggio. But Biggio, according to some members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, had to be punished for … Continue reading

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First Things First . . .

The first thing I want to do is thank Bobbie Savitz, my partner for some 20 years, and her friends Russ and William, for creating this blog for me, and Carl Aldana for his painting. I am especially grateful to … Continue reading

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