Good. Nineteen-year-old pitcher Carter Stewart is in agreement with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League on a six-year contract worth more than $7 million, a groundbreaking deal t
This is the grave of Willie Wells. Born in 1906 in Austin, Texas, Wells grew up in the city and became an outstanding baseball player. Of course, the major leagues were closed off to black players dur
This is the grave of Babe Ruth. George Herman Ruth, Jr., was born in Baltimore in 1895 to a German speaking family. For some reason that is not clear, Ruth was sent to an orphanage at age 7, even thou
This is the grave of Billy Martin. Born into a dysfunctional family in Oakland in 1928, Alfred Martin’s parents split when he was a baby. His stepfather was the most positive mentor in his life.
Baseball is deeply committed to the legacy of Jackie Robinson. On Friday, days after Cindy Hyde-Smith made “joking” comments about lynching and the like, Major League Baseball decided she
This is the unmarked grave of Bill Dahlen. Born in 1870 in Delliston, New York, Dahlen became one of the leading hitters of the deadball era. He broke into the major leagues in 1891 with the Cubs and
This is the grave of Jackie Robinson. There isn’t much point of doing a biography of Robinson here. He’s so famous and his story is so well-known that I’d just be wasting my time. Bu
Earlier this week, it came out that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader, several years ago, had tweeted out a bunch of racist and homophobic stuff. Whether you want to believe him or not, he said he