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2019: A Review of My Work

2019 was a busy year for me with respect to my baseball research and writing.  I’m fortunate to have several outlets to deliver my work, allowing me flexibility to cover a wide range of topics.


As a member of Society for American Baseball Research, I’ve become immersed in the SABR Biography and Games projects, writing biographies of MLB players and accounts of historical games.  The editors, fact-checkers, and copy editors I work with are fantastic, and the books (collaborative efforts of multiple SABR members) they turn out are first-class.  The website provides searchable access to the all the published biographies and games.


I also write about local New Orleans baseball through the Crescent City Sports website that is owned and managed by Ken Trahan and Jude Young.  They do a tremendous job covering all sports in the New Orleans area.


One of my special interests continues to be the discovery and cataloging of professional baseball players who have family ties in baseball.  My Baseball’s Relatives website is where I present outputs of my extensive database, which now has over 7,500 players representing over 11,000 relationships.  I also use this website to provide links to recent stories about players with relatives in the sport.


My website The Tenth Inning hosts my weekly blogs where I often blend current events with related looks back in history.  The site also serves as single reference point for all my other work.


Here is a recap of my published work in 2019.  Links are provided to websites hosting the articles and book reviews.  Check them out if you haven’t previously seen them.



The Glorious Beaneaters of the 1890s (SABR book)

April 27, 1891: Kid Nichols Shuts Out Phillies in Beaneaters’ Home Opener


October 1, 1891: Beaneaters Clinch Pennant Amid League Controversy


October 2, 1891: Beaneaters Win 18th Consecutive Game in Pennant Run



The Babe (SABR book)

October 9, 1928: The Sultan of Swat Smacks Three Homers to Sink the Cardinals



The Base Ball Palace of the World: Comiskey Park (SABR book)

September 25, 1946: Kansas City Monarchs Gain Edge in Game 5 of Negro World Series


September 26, 1947: Few Notice as the Negro League World Series Visits Chicago


October 1, 1950: Gus Zernial’s Three Homers Provide Preview of Rest of Decade


August 13, 1954: “16” is Magic Number Again for Jack Harshman in Shutout Duel


July 15, 1963: Patient Gary Peters Registers Near-Perfect Game



Kansas City Royals: A Royal Tradition (SABR book)

August 19, 1986: Frank White’s Seven RBIs Overcome Rangers in Wild 11-Inning Game


August 1, 2016: Duffy’s Sweet Sixteen a Royal Masterpiece



San Diego Padres: The First Half Century (SABR book)

October 1, 1989: Tony Gwynn Edges Will Clark on Last Day for Batting Crown


May 25, 2008: Padres Win in 18th Inning on Gonzalez’s Walk-Off Home Run



Wrigley Field: The Friendly Confines at Clark and Addison (SABR book)

August 28, 1950: Hank Sauer Slams Three Home Runs


June 11, 1952: Hank Sauer Gets Second HR “Hat Trick”


April 17, 1976: Schmidt Brings Phillies Back from the Dead with 4 HRs



1995 Cleveland Indians: The Sleeping Giant Awakes (SABR book)

Eddie “Scooter” Tucker Bio


May 7, 1995: Indians and Twins Both Make Team History in 17-Inning Marathon


July 21, 1995: Dennis Martinez Defies Age, Gets 9th Consecutive Win



Crescent City Sports

2/18/2019:  Will Clark inducted into Mississippi State baseball ring of honor


2/24/2019:  Superdome hosted rare prep baseball doubleheader in 1977


4/21/2019:  2018 John Curtis baseball team helps fill college ranks


6/9/2019:  Slidell native Ryan Eades makes major-league debut with Minnesota


6/22/2019:  Turn Back the Clock: "New" Pelicans lose 1977 home opener in Superdome


7/21/2019:  Former LSU standout DJ LeMahieu indispensable for title-hunting Bronx Bombers


9/6/2019:  Former Baby Cakes pitcher Brian Moran has historic family matchup in MLB debut


9/22/2019:  Eastbank Little League still basking in the glory of World Series triumph


12/7/2019:  Bregman and Nola headline LSU's All-Decade baseball team



SABR Games Project

October 9, 1946: Boo Ferriss extends his unbeaten string at Fenway with Game 3 win


April 8, 1986: Will Clark produces thrill in major-league debut


October 4, 1989: Giants' Will Clark has 'helluva week' in 1989 NLCS opener



Baseball’s Relatives

6/2/2019:  Baseball's bloodlines are booming


6/9/2019:  MLB draft keeps family ties pipeline filled


6/14/2019:  Ranking the best father-son combos in history


9/3/2019:  Taylor and Tyler Rogers: rare set of MLB twins


9/3/2019:  It's good to have another Yastrzemski in baseball


2019 Family Ties Database Update



The Tenth Inning

4/21/2019:  Metro New Orleans Area Player Database V20


12/4/2019:  Metro New Orleans Area Player Database V20.1


Weekly Blog Posts


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