"Colonel John Ignatius Rogers"
The one-time owner of the Philadelphia Phillies and Pennsylvania’s most legendary cheapskate.
The Buzzer Brigade
a shocking scandal in the world of sport
Years before baseball played its first game under electric lights, the 1900 Philadelphia Phillies used electricity at the Baker Bowl... to steal signs.
in which we own up to some more mistakes
Errata for The Hot House; French Leave; The Icelander; "I'm the Naughty Boy"; What-Is-It?; Moron or Madman?; Suffer Little Children; and more.
The Graveyard of Baseball
October 1, 1970 was a day that would live in infamy
It was supposed to be a celebration of sixty years of baseball... and instead, well, Philadelphia fans did what Philadelphia fans do best.
the mysterious death of baseball superstar Ed Delahanty (1867-1903)
On July 2, 1903 Washington Senators outfielder Ed Delahanty walked out of the team's hotel in Detroit and disappeared.
a baseball superstar, an irate owner, and a clever workaround
In 1902 baseball player Nap Lajoie was prohibited by law from entering the state of Pennsylvania. How did this weird state of affairs come to pass?