Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Frank Chance Newsbeat

Monday, February 20, 2017

A Vindictive President Destroys a National Institution

A story of a bombastic, vindictive man who brooked no challenge to his authority, had no tolerance for weakness, and hated whom he saw as “losers.” We’re speaking, of course, of Ban Johnson, founder and president of the American League.

gehrig97 Posted: February 20, 2017 at 10:04 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: ban johnson, cubs, frank chance, yankees

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Linked in Verse, on the Field, and in the Corridors of League Power: Revisiting Baseball’s Sad Lexicon

For many fans, Adams’ eight-line throwaway of a poem is all that remains of the famed trio – a shame, considering their immense impact on the game in its early years. In addition to serving as the heart, brains and fists of one history’s best teams, Tinker, Evers and Chance were major characters in a decade-long web of drama, intrigue and personalities that at one point threatened to upend Major League Baseball.

gehrig97 Posted: December 18, 2016 at 12:50 PM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: chicago cubs, frank chance, joe tinker, johnny evers

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Human Splinter

The last time the Cubs won the World Series, second base was defended by John Evers—a man with the metabolism of a hummingbird, the temperament of a wolverine, and a near-pathological need to win baseball games.

gehrig97 Posted: October 26, 2016 at 10:49 AM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, frank chance, fred merkle, joe tinker, johnny evers

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Dock Ellis
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: NCAA March Madness 2017
(336 - 4:51pm, Mar 26)
Last: Brian White

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(847 - 4:50pm, Mar 26)
Last: nick swisher hygiene

NewsblogOTP 20 March 2017: This fighter for civil rights has baseball in her DNA
(2065 - 4:39pm, Mar 26)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

Hall of MeritSam Rice
(45 - 4:02pm, Mar 26)
Last: Dr. Chaleeko

NewsblogWong would rather be traded than platoon at second base
(2 - 3:58pm, Mar 26)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogTigers release Mark Lowe, who's still due $5.5M
(6 - 3:37pm, Mar 26)
Last: Gary Truth Serum

NewsblogMike Trout proposes umpire change
(5 - 3:23pm, Mar 26)
Last: alilisd

NewsblogTigers will try to convert OF Anthony Gose to pitcher
(1 - 2:53pm, Mar 26)
Last: Greg K

Hall of Merit2018 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(151 - 2:50pm, Mar 26)
Last: Kiko Sakata

NewsblogHeyman: Nationals leaning toward Koda Glover for closer role
(25 - 2:43pm, Mar 26)
Last: Dock Ellis

NewsblogDetroit Tigers' J.D. Martinez will be out 3-4 more weeks
(8 - 2:06pm, Mar 26)
Last: DanG

NewsblogMets lefty Steven Matz to skip next start | MLB.com
(4 - 1:34pm, Mar 26)
Last: Captain Supporter

NewsblogBrockmire’ Trailer: “Sybaritic Love Letter To Baseball” Says Hank Azaria
(6 - 1:21pm, Mar 26)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogSources: Rougned Odor expected to sign multi-year extension with Rangers
(13 - 11:55am, Mar 26)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogDodgers' pitchers rate well in Statcast metric | MLB.com
(5 - 9:00am, Mar 26)
Last: GGC for Sale

Page rendered in 1.2050 seconds
57 querie(s) executed