The Night That Ted Turner Managed the Braves

Some things aren’t meant to last. Prime time television’s roster has a handful of shows that didn’t endure more than episode, e.g., Co-Ed Fever, Public Morals, South of Sunset. Major League Baseball’s annals boast tales of players who only...

The Hall of Fame Case for Doc Adams

Victory, it is said, has a thousand fathers.  Baseball, too. Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams is, for reasons passing understanding, without tangible recognition in Cooperstown, despite being a highly significant contributor to baseball’s genesis.  It is...

What if…

What if… Charlie Finley hadn’t broken up the 1970s Oakland A’s dynasty? Bob Uecker hadn’t appeared in Major League? there was no Designated Hitter position? the Mets had never traded Nolan Ryan to the Angels? Yogi Berra had played for the...

The Hall of Fame Case for Gene Autry

Gene Autry wore many hats, proverbially speaking, besides the cowboy dome piece in his movies: Owner of Los Angeles television station KTLA from 1963 to 1982 Original singer of the Christmas standard Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Army Air Corps officer and Air...