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Backtracking 2013: The best of Sports History Files

TweetOn Monday, I wrote about the marvelous longform sportswriting that continues to proliferate on the Web, despite some crabbiness to the contrary. Today I’m linking to posts I wrote in the past year about sports history, one of the foundations of this blog and something that will become a stronger focus here in the coming […]

Saving a museum for a forgotten team

TweetSome good news for sports museums, which were challenged for visitors and revenues even before the recession: The Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society has been saved from likely closure. The small museum devoted to a largely unsuccessful team that left that town nearly 60 years ago┬ámoved into trophy company space as part of the reconstituted Philadelphia […]

A pause before the World Series

TweetOne day between the National League Championship Series and the World Series is what’s been allotted, enough time for the Detroit Tigers to fly west for Game 1 tomorrow night against the San Francisco Giants. Time — television time, to be specific — is all that matters now. This clip from the “Baseball’s Golden Age” […]