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Role Model photo
April 23, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Role Model

Greg Oldfield

He said that Thompson could be the fastest to hit five hundred, a first ballot Hall of Famer, but I just nodded and sipped my coffee.

Take Addison East to Clark photo
April 23, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Take Addison East to Clark

Sandra Marchetti

Breathing heavily, we make it to the corner of the vacant dry cleaner’s. Still no one has rented it, I say. 

Big League Chew photo
April 22, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Big League Chew

Margaret Madole

Wrigley had put out a study claiming that gum chewing increased performance on assessments and my elementary school took it as gospel, sending letters home asking for us to bring it on test days. Marshall brought Big League Chew. 

Litany for Those Awaiting Bill Mazeroski at Home Plate after His Home Run to Beat the Yankees in the 1960 World Series photo
April 22, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Litany for Those Awaiting Bill Mazeroski at Home Plate after His Home Run to Beat the Yankees in the 1960 World Series

Joseph Bathanti

Blessed be the millwrights on the open hearth that awaited him; the nurses and elevator operators; secretaries; plumbers; electricians

"Talkin' Bout Practice": quitters photo
April 20, 2019 | Dispatches

"Talkin' Bout Practice": quitters

Alyssa Oursler

The first doctor who called said I couldn’t play. The scan showed stress fractures and the only remedy was rest. It would... more

The Bottom of the Order: A Photograph of Gaylord Perry Being Investigated for Foreign Substances photo
April 19, 2019 | BASEBALL, The Bottom of the Order

The Bottom of the Order: A Photograph of Gaylord Perry Being Investigated for Foreign Substances

Andrew Forbes

Gaylord Perry toiled for twenty-two seasons in the majors, and the look on his face suggests it was hard toil indeed.

If You Build It Baseball Dads Will Come photo
April 18, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

If You Build It Baseball Dads Will Come

Bailey Gaylin Moore

The first time this happened, I sighed when he walked away, squinting my eyes to see if he had a wedding ring.

The Slugger, The Ace, The Shortstop, The Catcher, The Pinch Hitter photo
April 18, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

The Slugger, The Ace, The Shortstop, The Catcher, The Pinch Hitter

Jose Hernandez Diaz

The solitude. In the summer, I dine. On hot dogs. And fast balls. Go Dodgers!

Summer League photo
April 17, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Summer League

Terrance Wedin

Take your pick. Me, they said I hung my off-speed stuff, lost track of the count, lacked mental toughness. I waved off too many signs.

Tinker to Evers to Chance photo
April 17, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Tinker to Evers to Chance

Nicole Callihan

The spring we didn’t make love,
I started following baseball—

radio on the kitchen table,
me in that old night... more

Béisbol  photo
April 16, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Béisbol 

Francisco Martínezcuello

When I am young I wish I were invisible so that the white boys will stop screaming, “Go back where you came from.”

In July, 2002, The Mascot Answers A Question photo
April 16, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

In July, 2002, The Mascot Answers A Question

Robert Halleck

I joined the crowd and bought an XL.

Quiz photo
April 15, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Quiz

Robert Clinton

1. What company made the gum drops called Fancy Nancies after the famous Beantown slugger duo?  

The Art of the Blowout photo
April 14, 2019 | Sunday Comics, BASEBALL

The Art of the Blowout

Mark Neeley

An Abbreviated Directory of Women in Baseball photo
April 12, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

An Abbreviated Directory of Women in Baseball

Courtney Preiss

Kinsella, Annie: Cinnamon-haired romantic lead in Field of Dreams. Played with zeal by Amy Madigan. Equal parts romantic and pragmatic, she raised a farm and a daughter, vanquished small-town Nazism, and offered unconditional support to her crazy-ass ghost-loving husband.

Fan Interference  photo
April 11, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Fan Interference 

Thomas Genevieve

The smell of grilled hot dogs is in the near distance. 

The Gospel According to the First Base Umpire  photo
April 10, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

The Gospel According to the First Base Umpire 

John McDonough

And everyone in section ten is standing

When Gills Gets Sent Down photo
April 9, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

When Gills Gets Sent Down

John Jodzio

After tonight, I’ll be demoted to my parents’ couch and a job at my uncle’s lumberyard.

Ode to Baseball photo
April 8, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Ode to Baseball

Jimmy Pappas

Everyone was welcome. No one was cut 
in this league.

Yankees at Shea photo
April 5, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Yankees at Shea

Laura Scalzo

In 1974 or 1975 my father took my sisters and me to our first baseball game. It was always going to be a Yankee game, wherever that might be.

Your Name Comes From Him photo
April 4, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Your Name Comes From Him

Thomas Gresham

You cannot think of baseball without thinking of your grandpa. The two forever tangled in each’s DNA.

Past Time photo
April 3, 2019 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Past Time

Molly Brown

I practically worship, use
to fill an empty life.

Ken Smiled with His Eyes photo
April 2, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Ken Smiled with His Eyes

Jeff Barker

Later that evening, Ken Caminiti died alone in a bug infested Bronx drug house.

An Interview With Mary Laura Philpott photo
April 2, 2019 | Interview

An Interview With Mary Laura Philpott

Haley Sherif

The wonderful thing about teenagers — which is what he is now — is that they are very focused on their own lives and not the least bit interested in what their parents are up to.

The Bottom of the Order: Overrunning It photo
April 1, 2019 | BASEBALL, The Bottom of the Order

The Bottom of the Order: Overrunning It

Andrew Forbes

Then maybe head over to the State Park near Orange City to rent a canoe and paddle gator-infested waters, strafed by black vultures and large, fictional-looking birds, for the chance to see some manatees, large and stationary in the gentle current of a warm, clear river. 

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