My admittedly subjective take on the top ten black players in baseball history to help celebrate Black History Month.
The Cincinnati Red Stockings were one of the eight charter members of the original National League when it first formed in February of 1876.That first Reds involvement in the NL would not last long. The team was expelled after five seasons for violating two early league rules.Cincinnati opened their park on Sundays, and marketed beer. … Continue reading Cincinnati Reds All-Time 25-Man Roster
The 1983 season was one of great change for a Philadelphia Phillies organization that had achieved tremendous success over the previous decade. The Phillies had won the 1980 World Series, four NL East division crowns, and earned a postseason berth in a 1981 campaign split by a work stoppage.As longtime 1980 World Series-winning stars Mike Schmidt (33), Garry Maddox (32), Steve … Continue reading Phillies Fall Classics VI: 1983 World Series Game One
Baltimore Orioles catcher Rick Dempsey was the MVP of an often overlooked 1983 World Series No one of a certain age will ever forget the events of October 1980 as the Phillies won their first and only World Series title behind future Hall of Famers Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlton, the legendary Pete Rose, … Continue reading The forgotten Philly World Series