MLB Stadium Timeline

This is an interesting graphic depicting a timeline of stadiums in the MLB and their various names and forms, starting in 1901.  Ballparks have taken on a myriad of incarnations throughout history.  Even changes to specific teams (for example, the Montreal Expos into the Washington Nationals) appear to be portrayed here as well.  Pennants and World Series championships also are noted on this graphic.

Click on the graphic for a larger version.

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Quote of the day

The only way to make money as a manager is to win in one place, get fired and hired somewhere else.

~Whitey Herzog

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Ernie Banks’s Hall of Fame induction speech

Ernie Banks, “Mr. Cub,” was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.  I love the fact that he starts this speech with his signature, “Let’s play two.”


Countdown to Opening Day

Baseball is in the air.  Spring Training is underway.  Regular season begins in 40 days!

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This day in baseball: Class size: 0

The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) voted, via mail, to select from major league players retired less than 25 years for the Hall of Fame class of 1950.  On February 16 of that year, the organization ended up selecting no one for induction.  The top vote-getters in the balloting were former Giants Mel Ott (69%) and Bill Terry (63%), however, this fell short of the 75% of the writers’ ballots required for induction.  Ott would get elected the following season, and Terry entered the Hall of Fame in 1954.

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Mel Ott (ESPN.com)


Quote of the day

I don’t think either team is capable of winning.

~Warren Brown, on the 1945 Tigers-Cubs series

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

If you don’t have a partner to celebrate with, then celebrate with baseball!

I ♡ Baseball