Babe Dahlgren, once considered the best fielding first baseman in baseball, was sentenced to a life as a baseball vagabond.
I will be moderating the New Media panel at the upcoming Queens Baseball Convention at McFadden’s at Citi Field on Jan 18 at 12 noon.
Remembering the Scott Kazmir and the Willie Randoph firing is just one reason for republishing this story from the archives of Gotham Baseball, you might be surprised at what you read.
The person most responsible for the 1986 World Series trophy, a prize that the franchise has yet to regain, is nowhere to be found in the Mets Hall of Fame.
Gotham Baseball, like any great organization, is looking to put together a championship-caliber team that can consistently deliver for its readership.
Think of the 1954 Giants as The Boys of The Summer Before. Perhaps the date is the first clue. The World Series could hardly have started any sooner, and given the course of events that quickly unfolded, there was no way it was going to end any later. In its time, that was a good thing.
The case for Gil Hodges in the Hall of Fame is both statistical and emotional. It also points out all of the inconsistencies that go into the flawed process of choosing Hall of Famers.
One day, a legendary writer and literary fixture in the early days of Gotham decided he wanted to see what this baseball business was all about. The great Cecilia M. Tan, one of Gotham Baseball’s original contributors, shares the tale of Christopher Morley’s trek to the Fall Classic of 1921.
For the first four years of his professional career, Sal Maglie wasn’t much of a presence, a prospect or a pitcher. Before he would hang up his spikes, he would be part of New York baseball folklore forever.