In addition to my ongoing research about the Black Sox Scandal, I also write articles about other aspects of baseball history. Here are some of my recent articles:

The 1919 Flu Mask Baseball Game

SABR Games Project, May 21, 2020
A batter, catcher, and umpire stand at home plate, all wearing cloth masks over their mouth and nose. The photographs are some of the most enduring images of the 1918-19 global influenza pandemic that infected an estimated 500 million people, nearly one-third of the world’s population, and the cause of nearly 50 million deaths over a 24-month span. If these images did not survive, it might be hard to believe such an absurd spectacle ever took place: a baseball game played while everyone present was wearing flu masks. It happened only once, during a California Winter League game on January 26, 1919, in Pasadena, where city officials enacted — and enforced — a strict ordinance requiring all citizens to cover their faces while out in public. Read the full article at SABR.org.

By The Numbers: Iconic Numbers in Baseball

Memories and Dreams (Baseball Hall of Fame), Vol. 42, No. 3, Summer 2020
Baseball’s iconic numbers roll off the tongue easily. They are instantly recognizable to generations of fans, who understand their significance without any explanation necessary. The complete history of the game can be told through numbers like Bob Gibson’s ERA (1.12), Cy Young’s win total (511), and Cal Ripken’s consecutive games streak (2,632). From the Civil War to the sabermetric WARs, baseball’s greatest players, teams, and moments from its earliest origins to the modern era are captured in statistics that still catch our attention. Click the link above to download the PDF.

Baseball ghosts in Bisbee, Arizona


Copper City Classic, April 6, 2019
You can feel the ghosts more easily in Bisbee, Arizona, than just about anywhere else in America. The presence of the past is evident as soon as you pass through the tunnel carved into the Mule Mountains that takes you back in time to a town hailed as the “queen of the copper mines.” Most of all, you can feel the spirit at Warren Ballpark, Bisbee’s century-old baseball stadium and communal gathering space that has played host to generations of ballplayers from Hall of Famers to high schoolers on its dusty diamond. Read the full article.

SABR BioProject: Chipper Jones


SABR.org, June 10, 2018
Chipper Jones was groomed for superstardom, with a cool nickname to match his father’s Hall of Fame idol, Mickey Mantle. The Atlanta Braves selected him as the No. 1 pick in the 1990 amateur draft and over the next two decades, he helped lead the franchise to its greatest heights, winning a World Series in his rookie season, earning the National League’s Most Valuable Player award, and becoming the face of a baseball dynasty. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2018.  Read my SABR biography of Chipper Jones at SABR.org.


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