Rules Adopted – 160 Years Ago

The 1857 Convention of Base Ball Players met for the second and final time on February 25 at Smith’s Hotel, the headquarters of the Knickerbocker Club, with the following clubs represented: Knickerbocker, Gotham, Eagle, Empire, Putnam, Baltic, Excelsior, Atlantic, Harmony, … Continue reading

1857 Convention of Base Ball Players – 160 Years Ago Today

The 1857 Convention of Base Ball Players met for the first time on January 22 at Smith’s Hotel, the headquarters of the Knickerbocker Club, with the following clubs represented: Knickerbocker, Gotham, Eagle, Empire, Putnam, Baltic, Excelsior, Atlantic, Harmony, Harlem, Eckford, … Continue reading

Doc Adams Finally Appears On Hall of Fame Ballot But Falls 2 Votes Short

On December 7, 2015,  the Pre-integration Era Committee announced the results of the voting on the 10 candidates on the 2016 ballot at the MLB Winter Meetings. Candidates needed to receive 12 of 16 votes (75%) for election. The committee failed … Continue reading

Doc Adams #17 On 40 Most Important People In Baseball History

Graham Womack recently wrote a piece, “The 40 most important people in baseball history, ranked” on The Sporting News website. “The greatest thing about baseball, perhaps, is its history. In nearly 150 years of play in leagues and informal competition that goes back … Continue reading