May 2014 Issue

Feature Articles

The Curious Home Run Power Surge of the Chicago White Stockings
A dramatic and unprecedented surge in home run power occured for the Chicago White Stockings club in 1884. How did THAT happen?
Moses "Fleetwood" Walker Was The Last but Not The First
Moses "Fleetword" Walker would become the last black player in the major leagues until Robinson, but recent research reverses the long-held notion that he was the first.
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By Stefan Fatsis
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The New Union Assoication League Begins and Ends
In 1884 the Union Association of Professional Base-Ball Clubs was formed by Henry Lucas, a wealthy St. Louis lawyer. The league lasted just one season.
"Old Hoss" and the First "World Series" Champions
"Old Hoss" Radbourn overcame the drama with teammate Charlie Sweeney to win an amazing 59 games and lead his team to the first Championship game.
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By Eric Miklich
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