Cool Papa Bell

May 17, 2016 2

James Thomas Bell may be the fastest man ever to play the game of baseball. Born in Starkville—anchor of northeast Mississippi’s Golden Triangle—on this date…

Tony Gwynn

May 9, 2016 1

Today is the birthday of the greatest player in San Diego Padre history. Anthony Keith Gwynn was born in Los Angeles, California, on this date…

Jim Abbott

May 5, 2016 0

James Anthony Abbott did not grow up privileged. Abbott was born with an underdeveloped right arm that ended where his wrist should be and without…

Organ in Baseball

April 26, 2016 2

Not only is Chicago the City of Broad Shoulders, it is also the home of organ music in sports. In the early decades of the…

Jackie Robinson

April 15, 2016 2

Today is Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball, a day in which every player on all 30 teams will wear Number 42 in honor…