Tag Archives: Henry Chadwick

Baseball and Pythagoras; or, Finger Painting the Word Picture by Numbers

The Right off the Bat (ROTB) project was angled for the hallowed halls of Cooperstown this week. Since we have rescheduled for 2019, permit me (Evander), in this our 601st blog and with little else to do but count them, … Continue reading

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Five Things I Learned about Baseball from Ken Burns’s Baseball

I (Martin) just spent 18.5 hours watching Ken Burns’s epic 1994 PBS documentary Baseball—and then I watched the 2010 two-episode sequel. I was delighted to see that Evander and I got the basic information correct in Right Off the Bat. … Continue reading

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Henry Chadwick and Cricket; “Moneyball” and Baseball

National Baseball Hall of Fame writer (and one of the true architects of baseball as we know it) Henry Chadwick began covering New York area cricket games for Long Island newspapers when he was a mere seventeen-years old–before the start … Continue reading

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