Baseball: Past and Present

Archive forMay, 2010

Just a quick post to say Happy Memorial Day and that it’s looking like it will be a good week for Baseball: Past and Present. Two new regular features will be debuting here, “Does he belong in the Hall of Fame?” which will run Tuesdays and “Different player/Different era” for Thursdays which will look at […]

After my post yesterday on all-time durable pitchers, I emailed Fredrico Brillhart. Regular readers may remember that after I did a guest post on ballplayers who saw war combat, Brillhart emailed me wanting to know why there weren’t any Negro Leaguers. I figured he might like yesterday’s post, since my top durable pitcher is Satchel […]

Back in November, when Roy Halladay looked on the outs with the Toronto Blue Jays, I wrote a post here saying teams would be wise to steer clear of him. It appears I was gloriously wrong on this one, worse than the time I predicted the San Francisco 49ers would win the NFC West and […]

I was at an old-timers lunch recently in Sacramento, and a former big league scout named Ronnie King, who’s something of a baseball legend in my hometown, asked me who I thought the most durable pitcher all-time was. I thought for a moment and then answered Walter Johnson. He scoffed, said Nolan Ryan, and promptly […]

I am working on a post about the most durable pitchers of all-time that should be up at some point late this evening or Saturday morning. In the meanwhile, enjoy this Baseball: Past and Present classic from July 2009, an imagining of one season in the life of baseball’s most dysfunctional team.

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  • Written by Graham Womack