Welcome to the Bases Loaded Series, where the milestones of America's pastime are explored visually.

PRESIDENTIAL 1st PITCH

PRESIDENTIAL 1st PITCH

One of the greatest traditions in all of baseball is the Presidential 1st pitch on Opening Day. Since 1910 when President Taft through the ball out onto the field from […]

TY COBB

TY COBB

Ty Cobb is one of the most mis-understood and rightfully hated figures in major league baseball history. His temper is famous, but is compassion is equally unknown. He is regardless, […]

LOU GEHRIG

LOU GEHRIG

The Iron Horse is regarded as one the most elite of elite ball players. His name came from his durability and he lived up to that name until he was […]

CHEATING

CHEATING

Baseball has a long and creative history of cheating to gain the advantage. Pine tar, flooding the field, freezing balls and, of course, steroids are just a few.

YOGI BERRA

YOGI BERRA

Yogi Berra is famous for both being one of the greatest catchers in the game, and for his quirky idioms. He is a man of many words, all of which […]

WRIGLEY’S 1st NIGHT GAME

WRIGLEY’S 1st NIGHT GAME

Wrigley Field is a sanctuary of baseball. It held out until 1988 to officially add lights to the stadium to allow night games. It was an electric night.

WOMENS PRO BASEBALL

WOMENS PRO BASEBALL

The ladies of America were patriots during the war, keeping our country moving forward. They were also saviors of Major League Baseball during its time of need. The ladies of […]

HANK GREENBERG

HANK GREENBERG

Hammerin’ Hank was a volunteer Captain in the USAAF for World War II, the first Jewish All Star and one of the greatest ball players to play the game.

UNWRITTEN RULES

UNWRITTEN RULES

No other sport has the unspoken rules and code like baseball. A subtle movement or gesture can signal disrespect, or worse. These are just a few of the unwritten rules […]

MR. CUB

MR. CUB

Ernie Banks represents the epitome of how the game should be played, and approached. The combination of his attitude towards the game, and his slugging ability, has made him a […]

THE STRIKE OF ’94

THE STRIKE OF ’94

The 1994 strike is one of the most shameful events, not only of late, but in all of baseball’s history. Owner’s and player’s greed cost the fans majority of a […]

JACKIE ROBINSON

JACKIE ROBINSON

Jackie Robinson is bigger than baseball. He took on the burden of a country and its social issues and showed the world the possibilities. On top of being a cultural […]

GOING WEST

GOING WEST

1957 marked one of the most pivotal moments in baseball. Two NY teams, the Dodgers and Giants, relocated to the other side of the country in California changing the landscape […]

CURSE OF THE BILLYGOAT

CURSE OF THE BILLYGOAT

Murphy was a goat that, in short, got kicked out of a World Series game at Wrigley Field. The goat’s owner, Billy Sianis, declared “”Them Cubs, they ain’t gonna win […]

PETE ROSE

PETE ROSE

Charlie Hustle is perhaps one of the most controversial players in MLB history. One of the game’s greats, banned from it’s Hall of Fame and tainted by betting scandals.  

THE BABE

THE BABE

The Colossus of Clout is royalty, not only in the game of baseball, but also in America. His statistics and records are still used to this day to measure excellence. […]

ROBERTO CLEMENTE

ROBERTO CLEMENTE

Roberto Clemente was the first Latin American MLB superstar. His talent on the fields were only overshadowed by his humanitarian efforts. On December 31, 1972, Clemente’s plane crashed while delivering […]

CURT FLOOD

CURT FLOOD

Curt Flood change player’s rights and Free Agency, as we know it, forever. At the top of his game he left the game of baseball instead of being traded against […]

BIG 10 HEADQUARTERS EXHIBIT

  The Big Ten has asked to keep the Bases Loaded Series on display in their Atrium for another year, until September 2013. If you’re in the area, pop on […]

SPORTS & SOCIETY RECAP

It was a great success up at the Sports & Society Conference for the Bases Loaded Series. Couldn’t ask for more. Great crowd, fun conversations and awesome people. Plus got […]

EEPHUS LEAGUE FEATURE

Head on over to the new Eephus League magazine. It is a beautiful online magazine about all things baseball. I have a feature in there for Bases Loaded Series and […]