1920/21 bacharach giants in cuba: passport applications Includes new biographical information and some never-before-seen photos.
Antonio Susini He murdered a fellow ballplayer on the field--yet 15 years later, after serving his sentence, he was back in the game.
bartenders How bar ads & other newspaper items from the 1940s helped to locate an otherwise elusive player from the 1900s and 1910s.
Bumpus Jones The only pitcher to throw a no-hitter in his major league debut was a black man passing as white.
catholic protectory oval One of the most remarkable Negro league ballparks was located at a Catholic orphanage in the Bronx.
central baseball park, pittsburgh Pittsburgh’s first purpose-built Negro League ballpark (before Greenlee Field), completely forgotten until recently.
dave brown and the case of the glossy green shirt Was the pitcher Dave Brown, fugitive from a murder charge, apprehended in North Carolina in 1938?
hail mary Who threw the first Hail Mary pass?
how cool papa got his name Investigating origin stories for the best nickname in baseball history.
irvin brooks: photos and more Photos of Royal Giants great Irvin Woodberry Brooks.
juan padrón: photos Photos of the famous southpaw, during his playing career and after.
lost island giants A team with a mysterious-sounding name leads to an unexpected haul of research riches.
negro league deaths in the first world war Pearl Webster, Ted Kimbro, Norman Triplett
rescued from the dustbin of history A cautionary tale about microfilm: two Cuban Stars box scores preserved only in bound volumes of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
rube vs. rube How Rube Foster got his nickname.
sprudel park The western hemisphere's largest free-standing dome, famed mineral springs, and a combination velodrome/ballpark - the home of C. I. Taylor's West Baden Sprudels.
the first african american players on baseball cards Pete Hill and Bruce Petway, 1909, Cuba.
The Georgia Rabbit How a typo resulted in a player being forgotten and his nickname assigned to a different person.
the rediscovery of pete hill How the Hall of Fame outfielder was finally identified and his family found.
the tokohama conspiracy The only first-person account of John McGraw's attempt to pass off Charlie Grant as an Indian.
the wrong philadelphia giants Rube Foster and Sol White are NOT in this photo (auctioned off for $1429). So who are these guys?
ty cobb in cuba, 1910 Did Bruce Petway really gun down Ty Cobb trying to steal three straight times?