AboutBy Graham Womack
Who are the best players not in the Hall of Fame? How might Shoeless Joe Jackson have done if he played with Josh Hamilton on the Texas Rangers? How does baseball’s past connect with its present? These questions and more, Baseball: Past and Present explores every day.
This Web site began May 1, 2009 and has grown from the personal baseball blog of Graham Womack to a site with many contributors: historians, sabermetricians, and other writers. Currently, they provide original posts Monday through Saturday on a variety of topics, from material geared toward baseball researchers to posts for the most nostalgic of fans. Nothing is sacred or off-limits, and with baseball’s history dating officially to the 1840s and more than 17,000 men having played in the majors, each day here brings another interesting topic to tackle.
Here is the posting schedule:
- Monday: Posts on general subjects, written by Graham Womack and occasional guest posters
- Tuesday: Does he belong in the Hall of Fame?
- Wednesday: A general post by Joe Guzzardi
- Thursday: Any player/Any era
- Friday: The Great Friday Linkout
- Saturday: A general post by Joe Guzzardi
Thanks for visiting this site!
Graham has written for and edited this site since its launch in May 2009. For the first year, it was his personal blog and has evolved into a space several writers contribute to.
A member of the Lefty O’Doul chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research as well as the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, Graham has a journalism degree from Cal Poly and has written for a variety of newspapers, magazines, and Web sites. As of the picture above, taken at SABR Day in January 2011 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Graham is 27 and lives in the Bay Area.
Joe has been writing for this site since June 2010 and contributes two historical-themed posts per week. A member of the Forbes Field Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research, Joe lives near Pittsburgh and frequently writes about the beleaguered Pirates. Having grown up in Los Angeles in the 1950s, he also frequently writes about the old Pacific Coast League and has noted the deaths of players he watched as a child.