A year’s worth of baseball history: the best of RIP Baseball’s Grave Stories

Given the death count of 2020, writing stories about the gravesites that I've visited has had to take a back seat to keeping up with current obituaries. That's unfortunate, because it's a lot of fun to dig through newspaper archives to glean information about a forgotten outfielder or someone who pitched in a single game. … Continue reading A year’s worth of baseball history: the best of RIP Baseball’s Grave Stories

Talking about the Hall of Name with D.B. Firstman

Baseball has many legendary names… Aaron, Ruth, DiMaggio, Paige. Then there are the legendary names. Johnny Dickshot. Razor Shines. Urban Shocker. Maybe the players themselves aren’t in the Hall of Fame, but those names are pretty memorable. Author D.B. Firstman has a new book that celebrates 100 of the best names of all time, along … Continue reading Talking about the Hall of Name with D.B. Firstman