August 29, 2011 | JOE POSNANSKI
Fifty years ago this summer, on July 17, 1961, baseball commissioner Ford Frick made an announcement that would haunt his legacy as much as that of the man it most affected. Frick called a press conference to...
December 11, 2006 | Joshua Prager
High-tech spying is wrong, but baseball still has no rule against it
June 26, 1967 | Jocko Conlan
The curious way Jocko became an umpire, a petty
punishment by Ford Frick and the reasons why the major league umpires almost
went on strike three years ago.
August 02, 1965 | Jack Mann
When baseball's owners met to consider a new commissioner, they mulled over dynamic names like McNamara and Kennedy, but what they really want is an amiable, sympathetic fellow like old Ford Frick
August 24, 1964
Television is supposed to report, comment on and explain baseball, and in that role it has rendered signal service to the sports fan. Henceforth it will also own baseball—to the point of virtually controlling the...