Baseball’s first professional player

In 1936, the first ballots for the newly-created Baseball Hall of Fame were mailed out for voters to consider. As with modern Hall of Fame balloting, there were two ways to be elected: the Baseball Writers Association of America (or BBWAA) was allowed to vote for contemporary players from the 20th century, while the Veteran’sContinue reading “Baseball’s first professional player”

The North side’s only champion

How much does anybody know about the Federal League? What is now known as Wrigley Field was built for Chicago’s entry into the league, but other than that, I doubt that most people know anything at all about it. If you want to learn a few things, I invite you to stick around for aContinue reading “The North side’s only champion”