High and Inside Out: Bill Veeck Integrates Baseball

We know that it was Brach Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers who broke baseball’s color barrier permanently. That was in 1947 and baseball was forever changed. But it almost unfolded in a completely different manner. Travel with me, if you will, to 1944, as we encounter a young, aspiring baseball owner named Bill Veeck Jr. who…

The March Digital Issue is Now Available

The wait is finally over. The March 2016 Digital Issue of Baseball Magazine is now available. Just click the cover art to go straight to it. For previous issues, including a new feature that allows you to download and print them, see the end of this piece. For a teaser, here is the letter from…

The Future of Women in Big League Baseball

Anyone who has seen the movie A League of Their Own knows that any woman can play the game of baseball as good as any man. In the 1940’s they had their own professional league, the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, but that has long since gone the way of the Romans. It’s in…

Should MLB Expand to 32 Teams?

Most of us knew this was coming. Ever since Major League Baseball tinkered with the divisions – multiple times over the past 20 years since Tampa Bay and Arizona joined the league – we all knew that the dreaded “E” word would bear it’s head once more. Expansion. I’ve written about it several times, had…