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

RIP Baseball mentioned in Star-Tribune

Minneapolis Star-Tribune history columnist Curt Brown has written a really nice article about the life of Elmer Foster, the 19th-Century baseball player/actor/hell-raiser. He references this blog and includes a quote from me in his story, which marks the first time I've ever been mentioned in a newspaper since the time I got a scholarship in … Continue reading RIP Baseball mentioned in Star-Tribune