Tim Raines and the Denver Bears

Tim Raines and the Denver Bears

Before the Colorado Rockies began play in 1993, the city of Denver hosted a popular and successful minor league franchise – The Denver Bears. Of the notable alumni to pass through our fair city one player, former Montreal Expos outfielder Tim Raines won election to the Baseball Hall of Fame last week. His election came […]

The House that Ruth Built

The House that Ruth Built

      Arguably considered to be considered the preeminent ballpark of all time, classic Yankee Stadium (1923-73, ‘76-‘08) served as a cathedral to all baseball fans. It was the first three-tiered ballpark to be given the lasting name of “stadium” rather than “field.” As Babe Ruth grew in acclaim, the Yankees front office know […]

An Ode to Crosley Field

An Ode to Crosley Field

    Located at the corner of Findlay and Western streets in Cincinnati stood the original home of baseball’s first professional team – the Cincinnati Reds. Here stood three different ballparks – League Park (1884-1901), Palace of the Fans (1902-1911) and Redland Field/Crosley Field (1912-1970). It was one of the oldest known sites from the […]

A Beloved Bandbox - Tiger Stadium

A Beloved Bandbox – Tiger Stadium

                    It was quaint little bandbox. A beloved bandbox that represented the evolution of the game and had seen them all – greats from Mack and Cobb to Ruth/Gehrig, DiMaggio, Williams, Bob Gibson, Reggie Jackson and Sparky Anderson just to name a few. If you mentioned the intersection to […]

Vin Scully and the End of a Golden Era

Vin Scully and the End of a Golden Era

Next week, Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers legendary broadcaster, Vin Scully will sign off for the last time. Doing so, he will not only conclude a Hall of Fame career that started in 1953, it will also bring to a close what is commonly known as baseball’s Golden Era. The Golden Era is defined within baseball circles […]

Babe Ruth - The Patron Saint of Baseball

Babe Ruth – The Patron Saint of Baseball

August 16, 2016 marked the 68th anniversary of the baseball icon’s death. In the decades since the Sultan of Swat’s too-early passing at age 53, his imprint is still felt in the game today. The first genuine home run hitter in the games illustrious history. He set the major league seasonal home run record in […]

Bob Howsam - From Denver to The Big Red Machine

Bob Howsam – From Denver to The Big Red Machine

They aren’t flashy. They aren’t well-known. They don’t generate clicks on a turnstile. These men can walk a stadium concourse and not be recognized. However, their imprint on the game of baseball is tremendous. Their work is done behind the scenes. In the boardrooms. At the kitchen table of a “can’t miss” prospect. Who are […]

Travel Channel Visits National Ballpark Museum

Travel Channel Visits National Ballpark Museum

The Travel Channel recently filmed Curator, Bruce Hellerstein, as he explained the Baseball riot with New York Giants and Chicago Cubs in 1908.

Joe DiMaggio is as American as Apple Pie

Joe DiMaggio is as American as Apple Pie

It is hard to ponder the history of baseball and not think of Joe DiMaggio. He is without a shadow of a doubt an all-time great. His effortless swing and grace in the field is remembered fondly by fans and baseball historians. His plaque sits in Cooperstown amongst all of the other great New York […]

RIP Ralph Kiner - A Great Baseball Voice

RIP Ralph Kiner – A Great Baseball Voice

When someone spends decades in the same profession, you know they absolutely love what they do.  This can be said about Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner.  Kiner made his mark on the field and behind the microphone.  Ralph Kiner’s most impressive legacy on the field was his string of 7 consecutive seasons leading the National […]