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September 17, 1956 | Arnold (Chick) Gandil
EDDIE CICOTTE: "Only Walter Johnson was better. He knew all the tricks, dusted batters, threw a black ball, shine and emery balls. Friendly on the field, he was no mingler off."
March 05, 1979
Spring training is not all suntans and wind sprints. During the rites that begin in earnest this week, players will work not only on conditioning but also on their skills. They will take refresher courses in the...
June 25, 1979 | Donald Gropman
The victory of Detroit's Ty Cobb over Cleveland's Shoeless Joe Jackson in the 1911 American League batting race is part of baseball lore. It is often cited as the perfect example of Cobb's cunning, the clearest...
September 17, 1979 | Jonathan Yardley
If there's a sadder figure than Shoeless Joe Jackson in the long and intricate history of baseball, his name doesn't come quickly to mind. No better "natural hitter" may ever have played the game, yet throughout...
May 10, 1982 | Art Hill
You're probably not going to believe this, and I wouldn't blame you, but a man named W.P. Kinsella has written a novel about a man named Ray Kinsella who builds a baseball park in an Iowa cornfield in the hope that...