Crosley Field Seat

Hello! Today is October 8, 1940 and my name is Ernie Lombardi. I play Catcher for the Reds. I am just relaxing in this great seat at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. I have seen a lot of things here at this beautiful stadium in the heart of Cincinnati, but in my 9 years with the […]

Palace Of The Fans

Hello, my name is John T. Brush and I am the owner of the Cincinnati Reds. Today is August 12, 1902 and it has just been announced that I will be taking over the inside affairs of business for the New York Giants baseball club. This means that I will be leaving Cincinnati and the […]

The Team That Changed Baseball

THE TEAM THAT CHANGED BASEBALL: Roberto Clemente and the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates By Bruce Markusen; Westholme Publishing; 2006 This review was written by our dedicated volunteer Jim Slade. If you love baseball history like I do, this book is a ‘must read’ for you! You don’t have to be a Pirates fan or a National League fan. The […]

Beloved Neighborhood Ballparks

In the early 1900’s every Major League team played their games in small, poorly built stadiums. Most of these stadiums had capacities under 10,000. They were all wooden construction with bleacher type seating all around and had huge issues with fire. In 1900 League Park in Cincinnati burned down and in 1911, the third version […]

Happy Birthday Willie Mays!

Happy Birthday to Giants great and Hall of Famer Willie Mays! Anyone who grew up in the 50′ or 60’s had a few special baseball cards. One was Willie Mays! Willie was born in 1931 in Westfield, Alabama, the son of Annie Satterwhite and William Mays. The ‘Say Hey Kid’s’ dad, called him Cat, because […]

Japanese American Baseball: A Shared Experience – Part 2

Don’t forget the National Ballpark Museum’s event THIS WEEKEND on July 27th: ‘Japanese American Baseball A Shared Experience’, it takes place at History Colorado Center on July 27th from 3:30-5:30pm. This is a one time fund raiser event for the NBM (National Ballpark Museum). The National Ballpark Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and receives all […]

Japanese American Baseball: A Shared Experience – Part 1

As part of the National Ballpark Museum’s upcoming event on July 27th: ‘Japanese American Baseball A Shared Experience’, I would like to spend a few days and share some of the history surrounding the Japanese American baseball experience. First of course, a reminder about the event. It takes place at History Colorado Center on July […]

The Fires that changed Fenway Park

On May 8th 1926, a fire broke out at Fenway Park in Boston that changed the ballpark forever! Fenway had been the sight of several minor fires since its opening in 1912, but none was as serious as this one. Wooden construction The park was originally constructed mostly of wood. This made the park vulnerable […]

Charlie Blackmon’s Historic Month!

June was an incredible month for Charlie Blackmon! The numbers that he put up are not only historic for the Colorado Rockies, but for all of Major League Baseball! He was clearly the best hitter in MLB not just because I like him, but because it truly was one of the best months in history. […]

A Sad Day in Baseball History

Today is June 2nd. It is the anniversary of one of baseball’s saddest days. On this day in 1941, Yankee great Lou Gehrig passed away from ALS in his home in Riverdale, New York. Nicknamed ‘the Iron Horse’, Gehrig had a storied career with the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. His career included 6 World Series, […]