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Toronto Blue Jays 2003 Preview
By Barry Swanton - March 9, 2003
Barry rounds out Canada with his Blue Jays Review.
Montreal Expos 2003 Preview
By Barry Swanton - March 8, 2003
Montreal Expos? Puerto Rico Expos? In any case, Barry fills us in.
Chicago Cubs 2003 Preview
By Jaime Stearns - March 7, 2003
They've got Dusty, Sammy and a fire-balling rotation. But they're still the Cubs. What will the Friendly Confines see in 2003?
Anaheim Angels 2003 Preview
By Bob "Twilight" Brigham - March 6, 2003
We take a peek at the defending champions.
Detroit Tigers 2003 Preview
By Paul Wysard - March 5, 2003
This used to be a proud franchise. Is there any hope for 2003?
Minnesota Twins 2003 Preview
By Tom Renbarger - March 4, 2003
Tom Renbarger pokes his head out his igloo and gives us a rundown on the Twins.
Houston Astros 2003 Preview
By Paul Wysard - March 3, 2003
Will Jeff Kent be able to re-power the Killer B's? What's going on with the arms? Will there be Enron jokes? You have to read to find out.
New York Mets 2003 Preview
By Herb Stein - March 2, 2003
After a dismal season the Mets have made some big changes, what does Herb Stein see in his crystal ball?
Atlanta Braves 2003 Preview
By Paul Wysard
Glavine is gone, but there are some interesting newcomers. Can they continue the great Braves tradition? - March 1, 2003
The Giants and the Color Barrier
By David Marasco - February 26, 2003
The interactions between one of baseball's most historic franchises and the Negro Leagues.
Washington State at San Jose State
By Staff - February 24, 2003
A bunch of photos from a recent college baseball match.
Josh and Buck Take the Field
By David Marasco - February 22, 2003
Is it possible that these sluggers out homered the Washington Senators? Or that three Negro Leaguers matched the American League?
TDA Interview - Bea Allard
By Staff - February 20, 2003
Bea Allard watched the AAGPBL in highschool, and went to tryouts to help a friend. She ended up on the roster of her hometown Muskegon Lassies.
Strange Brew: Smoke, Lights and Josh Gibson
By David Marasco - February 18, 2003
What happens when you take Negro Leaguer like Chet Brewer and Smokey Joe Williams and let them pitch under a primitive lighting system? And then allow them to scuff the ball? How about throwing in a young Josh Gibson? Believe it or not, it happened.
By Paul Wysard - February 16, 2003
Paul looks at the problems of young athletes - how harmful is their early success to their health, both physical and mental?
The Traveling Man Goes to Portland
By David Marasco - February 14, 2003
Satchel Paige was 55 when he pitched for Portland of the PCL, how did this Negro League great fare?
TDA Interview - Ruth Born
By Staff - February 12, 2003
Ruth Born was a pitcher for the South Bend Blue Sox in their very first year.
Jackie Goes to Wrigley
By David Marasco - February 10, 2003
Jackie Robinson's first visit to The Friendly Confines - how friendly were they?
Leaky Stadiums and Other Thoughts
By David Marasco - February 6, 2003
When does it make sense to spend taxpayer money on sports arenas?
Just the Facts
By David Marasco - February 4, 2003
Johnny Mize said some pretty nice things about playing with Martin Dihigo. But do the details make any sense?
TDA Interview - Wimp Baumgartner
By Staff - February 2, 2003
This catcher spent the bulk of her career with the South Bend Blue Sox of the old AAGPBL.
By Lou Parrotta - January 31, 2003
Believe it or not, a certain man has now owned the Yankees for 30 years.
Stanford at Santa Clara
By Staff - January 29, 2003
Photos of baseball from sunny California.
The Legend of Wild Bill Setley
By Tony Kissel and Scott Fiesthumel, reviewed by Robert Palazzo - January 27, 2003
Robert reviews the biography of a 19th century ballplayer.
More On Win Shares
By Paul Wysard - January 24, 2003
Paul returns with more numbers from James's new book.
By Day Taylor - January 22, 2003
Dan Taylor's poetry returns to The Diamond Angle
By Bob Brigham - January 20, 2003
Who was the last New York Giant? Willie Mays. But what about the last Seattle Pilot? Or Boston Brave?
Reviewed by Paul Wysard - January 16, 2003
Our head book reviewer sets his sights on Bill James's latest offering.
Return to Ellensburg, The Place Where Lohrke Got Lucky
By Bob Brigham - January 14, 2003
Another look at the accident that wiped out almost all of the 1946 Spokane Indians.
Murray & Carter Enter Hall
By Lou Parrotta - January 11, 2003
Lou looks back on the latest to be enshrined.
The Giants And White Sox Circle the Globe: A Brief Overview
By James Elfers - January 9, 2003
James covers the international segment of the 1913 tour.
Hawaii Baseball - Hank Oana
By Mike Bridgewater - January 7, 2003
A profile of one of Hawaii's greatest players.
From High Fives to Down and Out
By Bob Brigham - January 5, 2003
During his playing days Glenn Burke invented the high five. After his playing days he came out of the closet.
The Oedipal Dynamics of Baseball
By Herbert H. Stein, M.D. - January 3, 2003
What do the Brooklyn Dodgers have to do with your father? Depends on your family...
TDA Interview - Joan Berger
By Staff - December 31, 2002
This Jane-of-All-Trades was an All-Star for the Rockford Peaches.
Fame and Cooperstown
By James Floto - December 28, 2002
What do we mean by fame? And who belongs in Cooperstown?
A Day at the Cages
By Staff - December 24, 2002
We stopped by the batting cages a few weeks back...
Searching for a Shadow
By Dan Taylor - December 21, 2002
Dan recounts his search for a relative who played baseball long ago.
By David Marasco - December 19, 2002
A look at the early NBA and the lessons that can be learned from market size and attempts to correct for competitive imbalance.
TDA Interview - Ann Batikis
By Staff - December 17, 2002
Ann played a season in the AAGPBL with her hometown Racine Belles.
By Bob Palazzo - December 15, 2002
A poetic tribute to Allie Reynolds and his no-hitters.
By Joyce M. Smith - December 13, 2002
The life of Vivian Kellogg, a first basewoman from the AAGPBL.
By Sarah Morris - December 11, 2002
A profile of the Chicago first baseman.
The Inside Game - The Science of Baseball
By Hugh S. Fullerton - December 9, 2002
A reprint of a great 1910 article.
Wagner, Twain, and Lincoln
By Jan Finkel - December 7, 2002
An homage to the great Honus Wagner.
Matty: A Giant in San Francisco
By James Elfers - December 5, 2002
Who was the first Giant pitcher to post a win in San Francisco? Amazingly it was Christy Mathewson in 1913.
Ghost of a Chance
By Bob Brigham - December 3, 2002
A biography of Chicago's Peerless Leader.
SITT Profile - Bobby Bonds
By Staff - December 1, 2002
His greatest mark may be his son, but Bobby Bonds was a player in his own right.
By James Floto - November 30, 2002
A short biography of one of the movers and shakers in Hawaiian baseball history.
Training in Mexico
By David Marasco - November 27, 2002
The tale of the ChiSox's 1907 Spring Training in Mexico.
You Can't Walk to America
By David Marasco - November 23, 2002
Do Latin Americans really walk less than their American counterparts?.
The Amazing Alous
By James Floto - November 21, 2002
James investigates baseball's greatest international family.
Field of Dreams - Constructing a Daydream
By Herbert H. Stein, M.D. - November 18, 2002
A long look at Field of Dreams and the blurring between fantasy and reality.
The Livingston Dodgers
By David Marasco - November 15, 2002
Baseball photos from a WWII Japanese-American internment camp.
By Staff - November 12, 2002
Issue #71 of The Diamond Angle is in mailboxes across the world. See why TDA has been a favorite since 1989.
A Favorite Toy Update for Career Homers
By David Marasco - November 10, 2002
The 2002 update for the Favorite Toy model for career home runs.
A Look at the Agreement
By Marshall Adesman - November 7, 2002
We're all happy that there was no strike this past season. But what's in that new contract?
Ode to Satch
By Shane Smith - November 5, 2002
A poem recounting the feats of Satchel Paige.
When Matty Met the Big Train
By Scott Fiesthumel - November 1, 2002
An account of the only known game between Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson.
By Staff - October 27, 2002
The Angels are the World Champions!
By Staff - October 26, 2002
The Angels came back from the brink of elimination to force Game Seven.
By Staff - October 25, 2002
No pitching duel here, the Giants opened a can of you-know-what on the Angels.
By Staff - October 24, 2002
The Series drew even as the Giants took a pitching duel.
By Staff - October 23, 2002
The Angels dropped the bomb on the Giants, and reminded us of the old St. Louis Cardinals.
By Staff - October 21, 2002
Some reflections on the 11-10 slugfest in Anaheim.
The View from Cooperstown
By Lou Parrotta - October 20, 2002
What is it like to watch the World Series in the Hall of Fame? Lou fills us in.
By Staff - October 20, 2002
A recap of the Giants' 4-3 victory in the first game of the World Series.
California Here We Come
By Lou Parrotta - October 19, 2002
Lou takes a look at this year's Fall Classic.
By Staff - September 23, 2002
A collection of our baseball photos.
By Dan Taylor - September 19, 2002
Dan's poetic pen writes about Ken Boyer.
By Staff - September 15, 2002
A photo album from the Friendly Confines.
Nothing and Everything
By Robert Nishihara - September 11, 2002
A year after 9/11 Robert takes a look at how baseball fits into the fabric of America.
The St. Louis Cardinals IV
By Staff - September 9, 2002
Even more Cards.
By Dan Taylor - September 6, 2002
Dan's subject is Jack Clifton, an amazing minor league talent who had some problems.
The St. Louis Cardinals III
By Staff - September 4, 2002
A photo album full of your favorite Cards.
By Dan Taylor - September 2, 2002
Dan returns with another poem, bringing back to the good old days.
The NBA - Fantastic?
By David Marasco - August 31, 2002
A look at competitive balance between the NBA and baseball.
Dog Days Diary
By Paul Wysard - August 29, 2002
Paul fills us in on his baseball thoughts for August.
The Arizona Diamondbacks IV
By Staff - August 27, 2002
We promise, no more Dbacks pictures for a while...
The Arizona Diamondbacks III
By Staff - August 24, 2002
More pictures, this time the Diamondbacks.
The Chicago Cubs
By Staff - August 22, 2002
A whole bunch of photos of the Cubs.
Cooperstown Road Trip
By Bob Palazzo - August 20, 2002
Bob rounded up the clan and headed for the Hall of Fame. Here are their adventures.
Sundays with Matty VI
By Bob Palazzo and Eddie Frierson - August 18, 2002
Our sixth and last installment of our Matty interview series.
Kansas City Royals Photo Album II
By Staff - August 17, 2002
This completes the Royals photo shoot.
By Staff - August 15, 2002
A change of pace - some artwork of women playing softball.
Bosco Buys the Farm
By Dan Taylor - August 13, 2002
Dan penned this poem on the passing of Enos Slaughter.
Sundays with Matty V
By Bob Palazzo and Eddie Frierson - August 11, 2002
Bob and Eddie cover Matty's younger days, and his nicknames.
By Staff - August 10, 2002
Where Barry was on some all time charts when he raced past 600 home runs.
Kansas City Royals Photo Album
By Staff - August 9, 2002
Some pics we clicked when KC came to town.
Cooperstown - The Land of Oz
By Lou Parrotta - August 6, 2002
Lou takes us to Cooperstown for the induction of Ozzie Smith.
Sundays with Matty IV
By Bob Palazzo and Eddie Frierson - August 4, 2002
In the fourth installment of this series, Matty discusses his commercial work.
Detroit Tigers Photo Album II
By Staff - August 3, 2002
Want more Tigers photos? Here you go!
The Buck Doesn't Stop Here
By Robert Palazzo - August 1, 2002
What SABR was doing during this past Induction weekend?
Requiem for a Ballpark
By Dan Taylor - July 30, 2002
An old WPA ballpark evokes history from Dan's pen.
Sundays with Matty III
By Bob Palazzo and Eddie Frierson - July 28, 2002
Bob, Eddie and Matty talk about pitching.
Detroit Tigers Photo Album
By Staff - July 27, 2002
Photos from when the Tigers rolled through town.
By Robert Nishihara - July 25, 2002
It's been a season and a half now, and Ichiro just keeps proving the nay-sayers wrong.
Major League Baseball Transactions, 1946
By Robert J. Levy, reviewed by Paul Wysard - July 23, 2002
Paul learned baseball in his youth by watching major leaguers play in the military in Hawaii. Here he looks at a book that examines what happened when the boys came home from the war.
Sundays with Matty II
By Bob Palazzo and Eddie Frierson - July 21, 2002
Big Six answers some more of Bob's questions with a little help from Eddie.
Cardinals Photo Album II
By Staff - July 20, 2002
More pictures of the St. Louis Cardinals
By Lou Parrotta - July 18, 2002
The baseball life of Tom Browning, the only player to pitch a perfect game in the Cincinnati Reds uniform.
Fumbling the Game Away
By Robert Nishihara - July 16, 2002
The All Star Game, the latest edition of the Bud Selig hit parade.
Sundays with Matty
Bob Palazzo and Eddie Frierson - July 14, 2002
The first installment of our Christy Mathewson interviews.
The Splendid Splinter Says Good-Bye
By Lou Parrotta - July 12, 2002
A look back at one of the best hitters who ever lived.
All Star Photo Albums
By Staff - July 10, 2002
A series of three photo albums shot at MLB's All Star Workout day.
By Dan Taylor - July 8, 2002
Dan returns with a poem about his experiences with Steve Demeter.
The Loss of Greatness
By Robert Nishihara - July 6, 2002
Baseball lost a part of its soul when Ted Williams passed on Friday.
The Fingernail Across the Chalkboard
By Robert Nishihara - July 3, 2002
PING! That's the sound of college baseball. Will that ringing in our ears ever allow the sport to approach the NCAA's money-makers, football and basketball?
Fame's Fifth Cousin
by Dan Taylor - July 1, 2002
Ever hear of Pat Crawford? Maybe you should. Dan Taylor ran across him at a minor league game many years ago.
Photo Album - The St. Louis Cardinals
by Staff - June 29, 2002
A photo album full of our favorite Cardinals.
A Trip to Damaschke Field
by Lou Parrotta - June 27, 2002
Just because the Blue Sox have left Utica that doesn't mean baseball has died there. It just makes the fans work a little harder...
Exercising Your Vote
by Robert Nishihara - June 24, 2002
Robert sticks it to The Man! Or at least he fills out his All-Star ballot with Bud in mind.
Darryl Kile, 1968-2002
A view from Wrigley.
by Staff - June 21, 2002
A photo album featuring A-Rod, Pudge and the rest of your favorite Texas Rangers.
by David Marasco - June 18, 2002
Tim Keefe and Mickey Welch took the pitching chores for the Troy Trojans, New York Giants, New York Mets and the Player's League Giants in the 1880s and 1890s, all of these teams falling roughly under the umbrella of Giants baseball.
My Father, the Umpire
by Robert Nishihara - June 16, 2002
When Robert was nine his father was behind the plate. What did dad call on a close pitch with two strikes on Robert?
Lai Tin - An Ichiro on the Black Sox?
by David Marasco - June 14, 2002
The mysterious case of Lai Tin, a Hawaiian of Chinese ancestry who had a shot at becoming baseball's first Asian player.
Might Doesn't Matter
by Robert Nishihara - June 12, 2002
Jose Canseco and Ken Caminiti say that the ball isn't the only thing that is juiced. But should they be believed? Do steroids help hitters anyway?
Life on the Farm
by Victor Verney - June 08, 2002
A long look at Jerry Reuss and the Iowa Cubs.
The Green Grass of Home
by Robert Nishihara - June 06, 2002
A tribute to Fenway Park.
by Robert Nishihara - June 01, 2002
A look at last century's .400 hitters.
White Sox Photos
by Staff - May 30, 2002
Some more pictures of the Chicago's South Siders.
by Paul Wysard - May 28, 2002
Paul looks back on the day that Joe Adcock hit 4 home runs, Shawn Green's big day and the fantasy baseball debate.
In a Pinch
by Robert Nishihara - May 26, 2002
Lenny Harris, Manny Mota and the art of pinch hitting.
Photo Album - The Angels
by Staff - May 24, 2002
Our photographer visited Comiskey in time to catch those red hot Angels.
Reviewed by Craig Muder - May 22, 2002
A review of the new book by New York baseball writers Gene "Two Finger" Carney, Scott Fiesthumel & Bob Palazzo.
The Women of Cooperstown
by Lou Parrotta - May 20, 2002
Mother's Day at the Hall of Fame means a gathering of the women of the AAGPBL. Get the scoop on this year's event.
A Common Problem
by Robert Nishihara - May 18, 2002
Robert visits a card store and reviews some items not seemingly worth the cardboard they are printed on.
Michigan at Northwestern
by Staff - May 16, 2002
Ping! Our photographer took a look at college baseball.
An Interview with Betsy Jochum
by Staff - May 14, 2002
Betsy was one of the AAGPBL's original players. Read her extensive interview with TDA.
by Robert Nishihara - May 12, 2002
Robert says some special things in our Mother's Day article.
by Lou Parrotta - May 10, 2002
Lou defends the pastime based upon the National Pastime.
He Played First With His Bat
by Dan Taylor - May 8, 2002
Dan graces us with a new poem, this one about Nick Etten.
From the First Month and 30 Games...
by Paul Wysard - May 6, 2002
Paul takes a look at what's been going on at the beginning of the season.
Photo Album - Quad Cities
by Staff - May 4, 2002
A picture shoot of the Quad Cities River Bandits, a farm team of the Minnesota Twins.
This Day in Yankee History
by Ronald L. Meinstereifel
Reviewed by Robert Palazzo - May 2, 2002
Robert reviews this book on Yankee history.
Baseball - Another Look
by Staff - April 30, 2002
Photoshop and baseball intersect.
by Dan Taylor - April 28, 2002
Dan returns to The Diamond Angle with another poem.
The Beloit Snappers
by Staff - April 26, 2002
We went out to rural Wisconsin and took in some minor league ball. Here's the photo album
by Lou Parrotta - April 24, 2002
Forget Disney. Lou gives us the Jim Morris story.
Appel from the Big Apple
by Bob Palazzo - April 21, 2002
Bob recounts the afternoon he heard the former Yankees PR man.
The Diamond Angle Expands
by Staff - April 19, 2002
The Diamond Angle welcomes three new members to the featured writers section.
Doing the Seeing
by Dan Taylor - April 18, 2002
Witnessing a perfect game in the minors inspired Dan to craft this poem.
The Arizona Diamondbacks
by Staff - April 16, 2002
We caught the Snakes on film, er, SmartMedia, when they rolled through Milwaukee.
Early April Memories
by Lou Parrotta - April 13, 2002
Lou reminds us of some baseball history.
The Chicago White Sox
by Staff - April 11, 2002
A photo album of the Chicago's South Siders.
An Interview with Carl Erskine
by Staff - April 9, 2002
This Boy of Summer shares some memories with the TDA readership.
The Milwaukee Brewers
by Staff - April 7, 2002
Our photographer caught the Milwaukee Brewers, see the pictures.
C'est la Vie
by Robert Nishihara - April 5, 2002
Robert gives his spin on the Montreal situation.
My First Opening Day
by James Floto - April 3, 2002
James takes us back to a magical summer when the Dodgers arrived on the West Coast.
Chicago White Sox 2002 Season Preview
by David Marasco - April 2, 2002
In 2000 the Sox were an up and coming squad, but then they stumbled. They've put together some new pieces, but David thinks he's seen Humpty before.
Florida Marlins 2002 Season Preview
by Adam J. Ulrey - April 1, 2002
The owners gave up on the Expos and bought the Marlins instead. Will new faces help the fish in the tough NL East?
San Diego Padres 2002 Season Preview
by Adam J. Ulrey - March 31, 2002
The Padres are heading in the right direction. New ballpark, young talent, see why Adam likes the Padres' future.
Cincinnati Reds 2002 Season Preview
by Adam J. Ulrey - March 29, 2002
Where is this team going? A few years back they went to the playoffs, then picked up Griffey and had the promise of a new stadium. So what went wrong?
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2002 Season Preview
by Paul Wysard - March 28, 2002
Somehow this team is not slated for contraction, but is that good news or bad news? Paul gives us the lowdown on the Rays.
Atlanta Braves 2002 Season Preview
by Paul Wysard - March 27, 2002
Another year, another NL East title? See what Paul thinks.
Boston Red Sox 2002 Season Preview
by James Floto - March 26, 2002
They've got some Hall of Fame-type talent. But do they have the supporting cast they will need to get past the Giambified Yankees?
Texas Rangers 2002 Season Preview
by Oscar Lopez - March 25, 2002
Last year it was A-Rod and ???. This year they've added lots of new faces, but will it make a difference?
Los Angeles Dodgers 2002 Season Preview
by Randy Rosenblatt - March 24, 2002
Last year it was Dodger Green, this year Dodger Brown. Trust us, Randy isn't talking crazy.
Seattle Mariners 2002 Season Preview
by Adam J. Ulrey - March 23, 2002
116 wins, but not even a trip to the World Series. However, they are still the team to beat.
Anaheim Angels 2002 Season Preview
by Bob "Twilight" Brigham - March 22, 2002
What do gift horses have to do with players from the Dominican? Twilight spins some baseball wisdom in our direction.
Detroit Tigers 2002 Season Preview
by Adam J. Ulrey - March 21, 2002
The move to Comerica Park was supposed to turn around the franchise. What is going on in Motown?
Chicago Cubs 2002 Season Preview
by Lou Parrotta - March 20, 2002
Lou gives us the lowdown on Sammy and the crew.
St. Louis Cardinals 2002 Season Preview
by Oscar Lopez - March 19, 2002
They bring the bats, but how about the pitching? Oscar looks at the post-McGwire Caridinals
Cleveland Indians 2002 Season Preview
by Adam J. Ulrey - March 17, 2002
Can the Indians win the Central yet again? Adam worries that the talent drain over the past few years has been just too much.
New York Mets 2002 Season Preview
by Joe Eastern and Jon Eastern - March 15, 2002
The Doc gets a little help and takes a nice long look at a team that has a lot of question marks.
Milwaukee Brewers 2002 Season Preview
by David Marasco - March 14, 2002
The new building is a year older, are the Brewers a year better? And what's up with all of those strikeouts?
Toronto Blue Jays 2002 Season Preview
by Barry Swanton - March 13, 2002
With all the talk of contraction, sometimes people forget that there are two teams in Canada. See what Barry thinks about the upcoming season in Toronto.
New York Yankees 2002 Season Preview
by Lou Parotta - March 11, 2002
Take the team with all of the rings... And then add Giambi.
Kansas City Royals 2002 Season Preview
by Adam J. Ulrey - March 10, 2002
Adam isn't positive about the upcoming Royals season... Join him for a look into his crystal ball.
Minnesota Twins 2002 Season Preview
by Adam J. Ulrey - March 9, 2002
From contraction to contenders? Adam thinks they can take the Central.
San Francisco Giants 2002 Season Preview
by James Floto - March 8, 2002
A long look at the goings on by the Bay.
Philadelphia Phillies 2002 Season Preview
by Lou Parrotta - March 6, 2002
Can the Phillies live up to last year's heights?
Montreal Expos 2002 Season Preview
by Barry Swanton - March 5, 2002
Hockey has the Mighty Ducks, Montreal has the lame ducks. See what Barry thinks of the last season of the Montreal Expos.
Arizona Diamondbacks 2002 Season Preview
by Paul Wysard - March 4, 2002
Find out what is in store for the defending champs.
Colorado Rockies 2002 Season Preview
by Paul Wysard - March 3, 2002
Paul returns to tell us about how the Rockies will fare this year.
Baltimore Orioles 2002 Season Preview
by Adam J. Ulrey - March 2, 2002
Adam fills us in on the train wreck at Camden Yards.
Oakland A's 2002 Season Preview
by James Floto - March 1, 2002
Life after Big Giambi? See what James thinks.
Houston Astros 2002 Season Preview
by Paul Wysard - Febraury 28, 2002
A look at what's going on in the former Enron Field.
Pittsburgh Pirates 2002 Season Preview
by Matt Wall - February 26, 2002
A tenth-straight sub-.500 season? What does Matt see in the crystal ball?
An Interview with Mary Pratt
by Staff - February 24, 2002
Mary Pratt, a pitcher from the AAGPBL, answers some questions about her career.
A Look at the New Bill James
by Paul Wysard - February 22, 2002
Our head book reviewer examines the long-awaited update of Bill James' Historical Baseball Abstract.
A Dispatch from Caracas - The 2002 Caribbean Series
by Steve Holmes - February 17, 2002
Steve gives us the lowdown from Venezuela on this year's Caribbean Series.
An Evening with Eddie Frierson
by Bob Palazzo - February 15, 2002
Eddie Frierson has entertained fans for years with his one-man show, Matty: An Evening with Christy Mathewson. He took the time to answer some questions posed by our own Bob Palazzo.
A 2002 Caribbean Series Photo Album
by Kevin Smith - February 12, 2002
We join Kevin in Venezuela for this year's Caribbean Series.
by David King - February 9, 2002
A walk through the Cooperstown scrapbooks of one of McGraw's favorite players.
Apocrypha in Pittsburgh
by David Marasco - February 8, 2002
Did Satchel really pitch a no-hitter in Pittsburgh, drive all night to Chicago, and then spin a twelve-inning shutout?
A Baseball Integration Timeline
by David Marasco - February 2, 2002
A look at the goings on as each team integrated; from the Dodgers in 1947 to the Red Sox in 1959.
Running a Minor League Ballclub
by Marshall Adesman - January 29, 2002
Marshall shares his times in Florida in the late 1970s as Assistant to the General Manager of the St. Petersburg Cardinals.
Dick Schaap (1934-2001)
by Lou Parrotta - January 26, 2002
A look back at the life of Dick Schaap
Here Comes 70!
by Staff - January 24, 2002
Issue #70 of The Diamond Angle has arrived!
Book Review - Joe Mock's Ballpark Guide
by David Marasco - January 20, 2002
David spends a snowy day with a ballpark book.
The Art of Ken Haag
by Staff - January 18, 2002
A collection of drawings from Ken Haag.
Where the Mighty Casey Struck Out
by Bob Brigham - January 15, 2002
A look into the the favorite poem of schoolboys (and schoolgirls) across America.
The Other Babe
by Bob Brigham - January 12, 2002
We all know about Ruth, but what about the Dodgers' Babe Herman?
A Double Duty Book Review
by James Floto - January 7, 2002
James takes a look at the biography of Negro Leagues legend Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe.
The Winner's Curse
by David Marasco - January 5, 2002
Why is it that free agents are almost always overpaid? Believe it or not, the answer can be found in offshore oil.
My Adventure with Judge Landis
by Wally Berger and George Snyder - December 31, 2001
Wally went barnstorming one year and got in trouble with the Commissioner. This is his version of the events.
An Interview with Don Mossi
by James Floto and Randy Rosenblatt - December 23, 2001
James and Randy touch base with this workhorse of the 1950s and 1960s.
An Encounter with the Great Satchel Paige
by Wally Berger and George Snyder - December 19, 2001
The great Boston Braves slugger of the 1930's recounts a winter showdown with Satch himself.
Clete Boyer - Guest Speaker
by Robert Palazzo - December 16, 2001
Bob got to see our old friend Clete at SABR's annual Cooperstown meeting.
In Search of the Splinter's Roots
by Bob Brigham - December 6, 2001
Bob's visit to San Diego in search of the boyhood haunts of Ted Williams
A Quiet Visit with Jack Graham
by Bob Brigham - November 30, 2001
Bob spends an afternoon from a PCL star who had his cup of coffee in the '40s.
Small Cities, Crazy Names
by David Marasco - November 27, 2001
A look at some of the sillier-sounding minor league franchises.
Wally Pipp - A Life of Irony
by James Floto - November 23, 2001
Everyone knows who Wally Pipp was, but most don't know how great he was.
Practice in Paradise
by Paul Wysard - November 14, 2001
A look at the spring of 1946 in Hawaii, where a number of Seals showed up to play.
A Few Questions...
by David Marasco - November 10, 2001
Just what is contraction supposed to solve?
SITT Profile - Vida Blue
by David Marasco - November 6, 2001
A look at La Vida Loca of Vida Blue
It's The Diamondbacks!
by Staff - November 4, 2001
Congrats to the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees on their great 2001 seasons.
The 1930 Negro World Series
by David Marasco - November 2, 2001
In 1930 the Homestead Grays met the Lincoln Giants to settle who was the best team behind the Color Barrier.
The Faces of Baseball
by Staff - October 28, 2001
A season's worth of player photos.
Art from Cleveland
by Staff - October 21, 2001
Some views of the playoffs at the Jake.
by Barry Swanton - October 18, 2001
In the old days players would travel the country entertaining the fans. Read some tales from yesteryear.
by David Marasco - October 15, 2001
A pictureshow featuring the Arizona boys.
A's Play Long Ball in Game One
by Staff- October 11, 2001
The Oakland A's went to New York and took Game One on the strength of homers by Terrence Long and Jason Giambi.
by Adam Ulrey - October 8, 2001
Adam takes a look at this opening-round match in the playoffs.
An October Day at Wrigley
by David Marasco - October 6, 2001
A photo album from the Friendly Confines.
by David Marasco - October 5, 2001
Bonds has 70, but did McGwire get to 71?
The Barber's Place in History
by David Marasco - October 3, 2001
Sal Maglie was a witness to three of the greatest moments of the 1950s.
by Bill Curran - September 28, 2001
Bill takes a look at the hitter's favorite weapon.
The Reds at Miller Park
by David Marasco - September 26, 2001
Junior and the boys paid a visit to Milwaukee, come take a look at the photo album.
Royals at Comiskey
by David Marasco - September 24, 2001
A photo album from Kansas City's visit to Chicago.
by David Marasco - September 21, 2001
A look at Rube Marquard's 19-1 start in 1912.
Yankees in Chicago
by David Marasco - September 19, 2001
The Yankees restarted their season in Chicago, here are some pictures from batting practice.
by Staff - September 18, 2001
The fans welcome baseball and the Yankees back in Chicago.
by Staff - September 11, 2001
Baseball responds to the events in New York City.
Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life
Reviewed by Paul Wysard - September 11, 2001
Our ace book reviewer takes a look at the new biography of Joe D.
The New Issue Is Out!
by Staff - September 8, 2001
Come see what is in the latest print edition of The Diamond Angle.
60! But Is That the Important Number?
by David Marasco - September 6, 2001
Sixty is great. Seventy would be better. But some of Barry's other numbers are just as mind-blowing.
Indians at Comiskey
by David Marasco - September 3, 2001
A photo album shot when the Tribe came to Chicago
Astros in Milwaukee
by David Marasco - August 31, 2001
A photo set of Astros from their visit to Beertown.
Favorite Toy Looks at Homers
by David Marasco - August 28, 2001
Bill James once developed a system to predict player's chances at milestone numbers. We look at the current homer results.
An Interview with Lee Grissom
by Bob Brigham - August 26, 2001
Bob had a chat with this pitcher from the 1930s and 1940s.
Barry Bonds Up the Charts
by David Marasco - August 23, 2001
A look in late August where Barry stands on the all-time charts.
An Interview with Erma Bergmann
by David Marasco - August 21, 2001
Erma Bergmann grew up playing softball in St. Louis. She pitched in the AAGPBL and even tossed a no-hitter. She later went on to become a police officer.
The Oakland A's
by David Marasco - August 19, 2001
T he Giambi boys and the rest of the A's paid a visit to Chicago. See the pictures!
An Interview with Elizabeth Mahon
by David Marasco - August 17, 2001
Elizabeth Mahon was a long-time outfielder with South Bend in the All American Girls Professional Baseball Leaguee. She lead the circuit in RBIs in 1946 and 1949.
An Evening with Christy Mathewson
by Robert Palazzo - August 15, 2001
Robert shares with our readers the amazing one-man play of Eddie Frierson.
An Interview with Charles Alexander
by James Floto - August 13, 2001
TDA has a sit-down with Professor Alexander, noted baseball biographer and historian.
Edward Abbatichio - The First Italian American Major Leaguer
by Lou Parrota - August 11, 2001
This native of Latrobe Pennsylvania paved the way for the likes of DiMaggio, Colavito, Furillo and Piazza.
Nisei - Early Japanese American Baseball Players
by Charles Vascalleros - August 10, 2001
Even behind barbed wire, these immigrants saw baseball as an important part of their culture. Read about their history and the efforts of Kerry Nakagawa to tell their story.
An Interview with Sue Kidd
by David Marasco - August 8, 2001
Sue Kidd played in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940's and 1950's. She took the time to answer some of our questions.
by David Marasco - August 7, 2001
Here are some photos of the Milwaukee Brewers
Dear Mickey - A Fan's Tribute
by Robert Palazzo - August 5, 2001
A special for Hall of Fame weekend, a look at the meaning of Mickey Mantle in the life of a true fan.
An Interview with Wendell Kim
by James Floto -August 4, 2001
The long-time coach answers some questions for TDA
by David Marasco - August 3, 2001
She joined the AAGPBL when they brought in overhand pitching, and years later won its final game.
The Outer Edge - Week 17
by James Floto - August 1, 2001
James looks at the state of the game at the trade deadline.
The Padres at Miller Park
by David Marasco - July 30, 2001
Tony, Rickey and the gang rolled through Milwaukee. David and his camera caught a little history.
A TDA Interview - July 28, 2001
She got all the way to Chicago before getting cold feet and went home to Oklahoma. The next year joined the AAGPBL and lasted until the end of the league.
Minor League Baseball - Kane County Cougars
by David Marasco - July 27, 2001
A photo essay on a night in the low minors.
The Outer Edge - Week 16
by James Floto - July 24, 2001
Now that life has settled down after the All Star break, what's going on in baseball?
A TDA Interview - July 22, 2001
The story of a catcher from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Red Sox in Chicago
by David Marasco - July 21, 2001
The BoSox came to Comiskey for the weekend, and David had his camera ready.
DejaVu All Over Again
by Robert Palazzo - July 20, 2001
What's the cool thing to do in Cooperstown these days? Looks like it's dropping on Clete Boyer's hamburger stand.
Everything I Need To Know, I Learned from '59 Topps
by T.S. O'Connell - July 18, 2001
Why go to school? All of life's important lessons can be learned from baseball cards.
Pirates Batting Practice
by David Marasco - July 17, 2001
The guys from Pittsburgh mug for the camera.
Pictures from Miller Park
by David Marasco - July 15, 2001
Some photos from the new ballpark in Milwaukee.
Pepper Paire Davis
A TDA Interview - July 13, 2001
This All-American Girls Professional Baseball League star answers some questions.
The 2001 All-Star Game
by James Floto - July 10, 2001
Ichiro, Cal and Tommy LaSorda were there in Seattle. A run down of the goings on...
The Outer Edge - First Half Trends
by James Floto - July 8, 2001
The five big stories from the 2001 season.
The Outer Edge - First Half Stats
by James Floto - July 6, 2001
James discusses the league leaders at the half-way point.
The Outer Edge - Week 13
by James Floto - July 4, 2001
With 81 games in the books, James stops to discuss the races in each division.
Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
by David Marasco - July 4, 2001
David's pictures from his trip to a San Jose Giants game.
Canadians Also Love Baseball
by Barry Swanton - July 2, 2001
Barry argues that the people North of the border have a rich baseball tradition.
Caribbean Series Photo Album
by David Marasco - July 1, 2001
Pictures from David's visit to the 2000 Caribbean Series in the Dominican Republic.
Smoky Joe's Cafe
A TDA Interview - June 28, 2001
A qestion and answer session with the son of Smoky Joe Wood.
The Outer Edge - Week 12
by Adam Ulrey & James Floto - June 25, 2001
Our Outer Edge team keeps us current with the Bigs.
Rowdy Richard and Me
by Ev Parker - June 22, 2001
A poem about meeting a hero.
Road Trip - PNC & Cincy
by David Marasco - June 20, 2001
David and friends took a swing through the midwest and saw the ballparks in Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. It's a tale of a noisy car, a gem of a ballpark and Derek Bell.
PNC-Cincy Photo Album
by David Marasco - June 20, 2001
Look at photos taken on David's road trip to Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.
The Outer Edge - Week Eleven Report
by Adam Ulrey and James Floto - June 18, 2001
Adam takes a look at some of the surprise teams in baseball, the rise of Jim Thome, and James wraps up with a survey of the majors.
The Young Jackie Robinson
by Bob Brigham - June 15, 2001
A long look at the youth and college career of the man who broke baseball's color barrier.
The Outer Edge - Week Ten Report
by James Floto - June 11, 2001
James keeps us up-to-date on the majors.
The Outer Edge - Week Nine Report
by James Floto - June 5, 2001
Week nine rolled around and James was there.
The Outer Edge - Week Eight Report
by James Floto - May 30, 2001
James Floto keeps us updated with the comings and goings in MLB.
The Pilgrims of the American League
by David Marasco - May 27, 2001
A look at the first edition of the team now known as the Boston Red Sox.
The Outer Edge - Week Seven Report
by James Floto - May 23, 2001
Can you believe we have seven weeks in the books! Our good Mr. Floto is counting the weeks, it must be true. See what went down in week seven.
Don Zimmer's Winter Visit to Cooperstown
by Robert Palazzo - May 21, 2001
The Gerbil spent an evening with the fans last December. Our own Robert Palazzo was there for the details..
Tex-Mex Vacation Photos
by David Marasco - May 19, 2001
See pictures from David's recent trip to Texas and Mexico in search of baseball.
The Outer Edge - Week Six Report
by James Floto - May 16, 2001
James continues his weekly look at the comings and goings in Major Leage Baseball.
Steve Garvey - Another Look
by David Marasco - May 14, 2001
It was Popeye who said "I stands all I can stands and I can't stands no more." David felt that way reading Ken Haag's piece on Steve Garvey and wrote up this reply.
by Ken Haag with James Floto - May 12, 2001
A look at Steve Garvey's career in comparison to Reggie Jackson. If Reggie is in, why not the Garv?.
The Outer Edge - Week Five Report
by James Floto - May 9, 2001
Actually, it is the April Report. See what the Flow thought of the first month of the season.
Wally Yonamine - The Nisei Jackie Robinson
by James Floto - May 9, 2001
Jackie Robinson had to overcome centuries of racism to play in the major leagues. But his people never dropped atomic weapons on major league cities, nor was he seen as a traitor by the local fans. Hawaiian-born Wally Yonamine faced that and more as he played in the Japanese Leagues after World War II. Yet he overcame the ugliness and went on to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Day I Took a Gander at the Goose
by Robert Palazzo - May 8, 2001
Goose Gossage stopped by Utica and our own Robert Palazzo was there.
It's a Long Way from Mobile to Cleveland
by David Marasco - May 8, 2001
After Jackie Robinson crossed the color barrier many Negro Leaguers still felt the sting of discrimination. In this case, age discrimination, most of the Negro League stars were considered to be too old by Major League teams to risk the investment. One man whose fame overpowered his age was the great Satchel Paige. He helped Cleveland battle to the World Series in 1948. This is the story of his arrival in the bigs.
Japan, Another Mexico?
by David Marasco - May 2, 2001
With the arrival of the great Ichiro many think that the there will soon be a flood of Japanese talent headed towards the majors. But remember Fernandomania? The Japanese and Mexican baseball systems have some similar structures in place to protect their game. Here we take a closer look.
The Outer Edge - Week Four Report
by James Floto - May 1, 2001
The Flow covers the comings and goings over the first month of the season.
A Tex-Mex Baseball Trip
by David Marasco - April 29, 2001
Road trip! The Rangers in Arlington, the new stadium in Houston, and a visit to the Rio Grande. How's A-Rod doing? What's up with the trains? And what is baseball in Mexico like?
The Five Hundred Club - What If?
by Bob Brigham - April 28, 2001
With Barry Bonds rolling past 500, Bob looks at the history of the club and asks some interesting questions.
Week Three Recap
by James Floto - April 26, 2001
The Flow takes a look at the goings on in MLB.
Week Two Recap
by James Floto - April 20, 2001
The Flow takes a look at the goings on in MLB.
by TDA Staff - April 16, 2001
Who will finish where? The writers of The Diamond Angle predict who will go to the playoffs.
Week One Recap
by James Floto - April 16, 2001
The Flow takes a look at the goings on in first days of the 2001 season.
Opening Day, Los Angeles
by Jennifer Floto - April 10, 2001
A rare ticket for Dodger's Opening Day floats into the hands of Jennifer Floto. Dedicated fans, Gary Sheffield and parking...
by James Floto - April 10, 2001
A looks back at Pops, who he was and what he meant to the Pirates.
Opening Day in Milwaukee
by David Marasco - April 10, 2001
Bud, Miller and a President known as W took part in the pregame, but it was the roof that was the real story. Read about the first real game in Milwaukee's radical new Miller Park.
by Adam Ulrey - April 9, 2001
The next Boggs or Gwynn? Get the scoop on the Seattle Mariners' import superstar.
Adam Ulrey Looks at the 2001 Season
by Adam Ulrey April 6, 2001
Adam's look at MLB.
2001 Opens in Puerto Rico
by James Floto April 4, 2001
James talks about baseball in Puerto Rico
Toronto 8, Texas 1
by James Floto April 4, 2001
Floto's spin on the what's and why's of the first game.
Ball Four - Again!
by The Baseball Crank April 4, 2001
Bouton has come out with yet another edition of his tome. The Crank evaluates this addition to the library.
Unwrapping Miller Park
by David Marasco April 2, 2001
A new era, and a roof, open in Milwaukee. David Marasco was there to witness history.
Sushi at PNC
by The Baseball Crank April 2, 2001
Our staff was busy this past weekend, The Crank himself was at the new yard in Pittsburgh.