1. Remembering Carl Beane: "The Voice" of the Boston Red Sox Will Be Missed

    The stunning news today came across all media channels: Carl Beane, 59, died after his SUV crashed against a stone wall and a tree in Sturbridge, Massachusetts...

    Harvey Frommer Written by Harvey Frommer about over 2 years ago 1,459 reads 2 comments

  2. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig: How Murderers' Row Shaped Baseball

    When Yankee owner Colonel Ruppert's "Rough Riders," as some called them, were not going head to head against their American League competition, they were playing exhibition games in Buffalo, Omaha, Rochester, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis...

    Harvey Frommer Written by Harvey Frommer about over 2 years ago 1,417 reads 4 comments

  3. Red Sox vs. Yankees: the Oral History of the Bucky Dent Home Run

    The gang was, literally, all there on April 20, 2012. The 100th birthday bash for venerable Fenway Park was the main event—it even upstaged the game between the Yankees and Red Sox...

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  4. Baseball Books to Cheer For: Bill Veeck, Pinstripe Empire, and Driving Mr. Yogi

    There are all kinds of sure signs of the coming of spring: green grass, budded trees, nicer weather, better spirits, the return of the national pastime and the avalanche of new baseball books of all types and quality...

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  5. Atrociously Amazing New York Mets: Their Long-Suffering Fans Deserve a Medal

    This is the 50th anniversary season of the team that plays in Flushing. Through the decades there have been lots of chills, ills and thrills connected with the franchise. The first run they ever scored came on a balk...

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  6. Rabid, Outrageous, Memorable: Red Sox vs. Yankees (Part II)

    After the Red Sox won the 1916 World Series, Harry Frazee , a former Peoria, Ill. billposter who had become a show business wheeler-dealer, bought the club...

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  7. Baseball's Greatest Rivalry: Red Sox vs. Yankees (Part I)

    I was a lifelong New Yorker until about 16 years ago. And then, I moved on to teach and write and live in New England. Back in the Big Apple, I had always been a keenly interested onlooker to the rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox...

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  8. Harvey Frommer Reviews: Duke vs. Kentucky, Hack Wilson, Summer of '68 & More

    Who would have thought about it? The Irish and their impact on the national pastime? I did in my book Old Time Baseball . Now along comes The Emerald Diamond by Charley Rosen (Harper, $25...

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  9. Boston Red Sox (Sort Of) Ultimate Quiz for Diehard Fans

    For all of you out there who think you know your baseball—especially Boston Red Sox baseball—this is the quiz for you. With a tip of the BoSox cap to John Quinn and Dave Martin who know the score...

    Harvey Frommer Written by Harvey Frommer about over 2 years ago 2,722 reads 1 comments

  10. Boston Red Sox Getting Things Going at Fenway Park 100 Years Ago

    All kinds of hype and hoopla and ballyhoo will take place this year n the Boston area. The 100th anniversary of the birth of Fenway Park is upon us, whether we are fans of the team or not...

    Harvey Frommer Written by Harvey Frommer about over 2 years ago 427 reads 29 comments

  11. New York Yankees Baseball Quiz for Those Who Think They Know the Score

    New York Yankees : (Sort Of) Ultimate Quiz for Diehard Fans II Some complained the first quiz was too easy. Others said it was too difficult. Hopefully, Quiz II is just right...

    Harvey Frommer Written by Harvey Frommer about over 2 years ago 3,297 reads 36 comments

  12. New York Yankees: (Sort Of) Ultimate Quiz for Diehard Fans

    For all of you out there who think you know your baseball—especially New York Yankees baseball—this is the quiz for you. Eighteen questions. Answers follow the questions, so no peeking...

    Harvey Frommer Written by Harvey Frommer about over 2 years ago 6,488 reads 53 comments

  13. Super Bowl 2012: What's in the Giants, Patriots, 49ers and Ravens' Name?

    With football in the air for a few more weeks, with phrases like Super Bowl, New York Giants, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens occupying headlines for ...

    Harvey Frommer Written by Harvey Frommer about almost 3 years ago 331 reads 0 comments

  14. Odd and Interesting Old Yankee Stadium Facts for Hot Stove League Reading

    This time of year baseball and to my mind Yankee fans get especially restless for the season or at least spring training to get underway...

    Harvey Frommer Written by Harvey Frommer about almost 3 years ago 5,232 reads 7 comments

  15. Faux National Basketball Association: Caveat Emptor, Got Game? or Gotcha?

    What was to be a Christmas gift for all pro hoops fans happened on Dec. 25. Like Santa Claus, the NBA returned to town. But unlike Santa Claus, this faux NBA was not as gifted and gift-giving as the real NBA...

    Harvey Frommer Written by Harvey Frommer about almost 3 years ago 232 reads 2 comments

  16. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig & Outrageously Best Baseball Team Ever: 1927 NY Yankees

    The talk of the town usually at year’s end and new year’s beginnings usually gets down in many sports quarters to rankings of the best of the best. Agreement is sometimes a hard fought but not often achieved goal...

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  17. NBA Team Nicknames: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Back in the day, as some are apt to say, I was interviewing and writing Red on Red . It was the autobiography of the legendary coach of the New York Knickerbockers, Red Holzman...

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  18. Harvey Frommer's Book Reviews: Howard Cosell, Shaq Uncut and More

    Way back when I was interviewing for my Ph.D. in sports, culture and media at New York University, one of my professors suggested I check out Howell Cosell. The bombastic broadcaster was at the top of his game then...

    Harvey Frommer Written by Harvey Frommer about almost 3 years ago 1,103 reads 5 comments

  19. New York Yankees Head-Turning Nicknames for "Hot" Hot Stove Reading

    With the hot stove baseball season in full swing, fans are eagerly awaiting the next one still many months away. Some have moved over to follow other sports. Some Yankee fans scour the news for free agent and trade rumors and moves...

    Harvey Frommer Written by Harvey Frommer about almost 3 years ago 372 reads 0 comments

  20. San Francisco 49ers: Reborn, Revitalized, Re-Directed by Head Coach Jim Harbaugh

    Like an old-time movie, the San Francisco 49ers one more time have moved to center stage in the National Football League. A new coach, a new style, a new image and they are out of the box, out of the down times, highly competitive and proud...

    Harvey Frommer Written by Harvey Frommer about almost 3 years ago 1,130 reads 6 comments

  21. Stats and Facts for Fans of Baseball's Greatest Franchise, the New York Yankees

    With the hot stove season in full swing and baseball news about free agents and trades dominating the headlines, for fans of baseball's greatest franchise, the Yankees , there is also a treasure trove of history to appreciate...

    Harvey Frommer Written by Harvey Frommer about almost 3 years ago 829 reads 1 comments

  22. REVIEWS: “West by West,” “100 Yards of Glory” and More

    All matter of sports books keep on coming out with all kinds of subject matters for all kinds of tastes. On the market now are quite a few of interest for even the most informed of readers...

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  23. MLB: Put "Shoeless Joe" Jackson into the Baseball Hall of Fame

    With one of the most exciting World Series ever played now truly “one for the books,” the memory of another long ago Fall Classic surfaces. It was the 1919 contest between the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds...

    Harvey Frommer Written by Harvey Frommer about 3 years ago 1,784 reads 3 comments

  24. Put Roger Maris into the Baseball Hall of Fame!

    "I never wanted all this hoopla."— Roger Maris The saga of Roger Eugene Maras started September 10, 1934 in Hibbing, Minnesota . He began life as the son of first generation Croatian Americans, Rudy and Corrine Maras...

    Harvey Frommer Written by Harvey Frommer about 3 years ago 601 reads 16 comments

  25. Remembering the First World Series: Boston Americans vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

    With the 2011 World Series upon us, and all the hype and hoopla in the air, a flashback to an earlier and more innocent time in national pastime history seems in order...

    Harvey Frommer Written by Harvey Frommer about 3 years ago 675 reads 3 comments