Peter Gammons: Dodgers and Giants primed for another race in 2017

GLENDALE, AR—They seem to have been bolted to one another since the end of World War II. Jackie Robinson, then Monte Irvin, and when the Dodgers tried to trade Jackie to the Giants, he refused. The Shot Heard ‘Round the World. Willie and The Duke. The Giants won in ’54, the Dodgers in ’55, and […]

Remembering Monte Irvin – Check out his Hall of Fame season in 1951

Baseball lost one its greats on Monday night, as Hall of Fame outfielder Monte Irvin passed away at age 96, he was the second-oldest living Hall of Famer, behind Bobby Doerr who will be 98 in April. Born on February 25, 1919, in Haleburg, Alabama, Irvin was 30 years old when he broke into the […]

In honor of Black History month, the first black player for each team

February is Black History Month and while I’m confident that everyone knows that Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier* for the Brooklyn Dodgers, I’m less than confident that fans are aware of the brave players who broke through for baseball’s other teams. As we honor Monte Irvin‘s 96th birthday today: Here is a list of […]

Living Hall of Famers

The recent loss of Ralph Kiner is felt by so many different baseball groups including the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame calls it “Club 306” The Hall of Fame is comprised of 306 elected members. Included are 211 former major league players, 28 executives, 35 Negro leaguers, 22 managers and 10 umpires. The […]