Obituary: Joe Horlen (1937-2022)

RIP to pitcher Joe Horlen, a standout college pitcher before embarking on a 12-year, All-Star career in the majors. His alma mater, Oklahoma State University, reported that he died on April 11 in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 84. He had suffered from Alzheimer's Disease for several years. Horlen played for the Chicago … Continue reading Obituary: Joe Horlen (1937-2022)

Losing to win: Tony La Russa & the 1981 split season

The Chicago White Sox have a long and frequently glorious history--with legendary teams, renowned players and memorable moments. But you lose one lousy World Series on purpose, and that's all anybody talks about. There's so much more to the White Sox than the fact that a bunch of their players threw the 1919 World Series. … Continue reading Losing to win: Tony La Russa & the 1981 split season

Grave Story: Shoeless Joe Jackson (1887-1951)

It’s time to talk about one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. And while much of Shoeless Joe Jackson’s life is still the subject of debate and misconception, I think baseball fans can at least agree on that much. Jackson played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1908-09), Cleveland Naps/Indians (1910-15) and Chicago White Sox (1915-20). … Continue reading Grave Story: Shoeless Joe Jackson (1887-1951)