Pitchers—Carl Hubbell and Satchel Paige—steal the show in the 1934 MLB and East-West All-Star Games.
In 1949, George Kell won the American League batting race with a batting average of .34291, edging out Ted Williams (.34276) by a very, very narrow margin—.00015.
With most baseball guides now online, the hard copy annual Who’s Who in Baseball is something of a relic—its future uncertain.
The surly Al Simmons, a favorite of the great Connie Mack, had a stellar career as a player and coach in Major League Baseball, but today he is often overlooked.
As Schechter outlines in part 6 of his series, pitcher turned umpire Ken Burkhart is best known or a play at the plate in Game 1 of the 1970 World Series that sparked lively dis