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March 10, 2015 The Gotham Base Ball Club has posted its 2015 schedule on the team website. New Jersey dates kick off on May 16th at the Paramus Public Library where the Gothams will play the… Continue reading
Baseball fans were saddened to hear that Chicago Cubs legend, Ernie “Mr. Cub” Banks, had suddenly passed away at the age of 83 last Friday on January 23rd. His former teammates, Don Kessinger, Billy Williams and Lou Brock along with other Cub legends like Sammy Sosa poured in their condolences over this past week. The shortstop/first… Continue reading
The position of baseball bench coach has an elusive past. Sports historians continue to debate who worked the dugout as the first bench coach in the history of baseball. Was it Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants who, from 1919 to 1921, rode the pine as special assistant to John McGraw? Was it Johnny Pesky,… Continue reading
One pitch, one error, one run, one play. These aspects can be difference between winning and losing. For this reason, it is important as a ballplayer to analyze any element that can potentially change the outcome of a ballgame. The players with the most “savviness” are commonly the ones that are the most successful. I’m sure… Continue reading
Derek Jeter is the greatest shortstop in modern baseball history. In this, his final season, New Jersey Baseball Magazine takes a look back at one of the top moments in the career of Derek Jeter.
Today we look back at April 2, 1996, when Jeter makes his first big impression in… Continue reading
Given the announcement of Derek Jeter’s retirement after this season, one can conclude that he will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020. Along with that, I believe there could be some other major MLB events in 2020. Here are my top five:
Jimmie Foxx may have been the strongest hitter to ever play the game of baseball. He retired with 534 home runs, which at the time was second most in Major League history, only trailing the Bambino himself. His .609 career slugging percentage is fifth best in baseball history to this day.… Continue reading
The American icon, Jackie Robinson accomplished feats in his lifetime that no mere mortal could comprehend. His sacrifices on and off the baseball diamond created the foundation for the Civil Rights Movement, insuring that all men were created equal, regardless of color or appearance. Indeed for the Civil Rights Movement, Jackie Robinson was the foundation.
Of all the amazing athletes and inspirational personalities who have graced professional sports, few are as compelling as Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige. The following interview, conducted for County Baseball Publications (CBP) by John Wisniewski, sheds authentic light on the life, times and legacy of a true American hero. John interviewed Larry Nye, whose research on arguably the… Continue reading
Those who believe the era of bunting in baseball is over haven’t met 90-year old Dorothy Juba of Park Ridge.
Juba, an avid baseball fan and weekly bowler at Montvale Lanes, has no patience for those who say bunting will one day leave Major League Baseball.
“I can’t stand watching all these baseball people talk about… Continue reading
Baseball is America’s Pastime. However America stands for much more than baseball. It stands for “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” When someone is able to stand up for the happiness that we all deserve, shouldn’t that person be praised? In honor of Veteran’s Day, New Jersey Baseball Magazine looks back at Rick Monday, who… Continue reading
1926 may seem like a long time in the past. However for Andrew Lilley, the legacy of events during the 1926 World Series has become a significant part of his families’ history. Andrew is the great nephew of Johnny Sylvester. Sylvester is known through out history as the ill young boy whom Babe Ruth promised to… Continue reading
New Jersey has a rich tradition filled with baseball history. Hoboken featured the first professional baseball game. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig would compete against one another in semipro leagues here. Even the great Derek Jeter was born in New Jersey. Those are some of the well known stories fans know and appreciate. Yet there are… Continue reading
Hey baseball fans!
Matt Nadel here of Baseball with Matt with some more on America’s Pastime. Let’s face it: the Cubs do not have a good history when it comes to Fall Classics. They also generally don’t have a good history when it comes to making the playoffs. However, there were a few Hall of… Continue reading
New Jersey Baseball Magazine is holding a Trivia contest in honor of the World Series. The contest rules are simple.
There are 10 questions on Baseball history and one tie breaker question. The person to answer the most answers correctly will win the contest. In the event of a… Continue reading
It is rare to meet a man who’s accomplished great things in life, but remains humble and mindful about what’s important in life. That’s the impression I took after interviewing former Detroit Tigers’ second baseman Jake Wood.
Wood, who made his Major League debut with the Tigers in 1961, was one… Continue reading
Hey baseball fans!
Matt Nadel here of Baseball with Matt with some more on America’s Pastime. There are many types of Hall of Famers: contact hitters, power hitters, power pitchers, clutch pitchers, all around hitters, speedsters, and many more. But the most rare group of HoFers is the group that includes players that are known… Continue reading
Baseball is a game based on history. The game we know today is different from the game played centuries ago. However there is one constant that remains throughout the decades; baseball is baseball. Justin Verlander, Felix Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw could easily baseball’s greatest starting rotation in this era. But how would they stack up against… Continue reading
The National Pastime is known for providing a link between generations. Children can listen to the stories their grandparents tell about the courage of Jackie Robinson, the swing of Mickey Mantle and the passion of Ted Williams. Each story is passed on from generation to generation of baseball fan. I am personally lucky in this sense… Continue reading