Tuesday, March 31, 2020

1901 Tennis Championships

As the summer months come to a close, tennis fans in both England and the United States have been privileged to watch world class demonstrations of skill, strength and endurance.  The Wimbledon Gentlemen's Final matched the defending champion against a challenger looking for his first title, while the United States National Championships featured a record breaking championship match.  The results to both tournaments are below.

Monday, March 30, 2020

1901 Horse Racing Recap

Every May and June, the eyes of the horse racing world turn to three tracks in Kentucky and New York as thoroughbreds compete in the grandest competitions of the year.  While no horse was able to compete in all three events this year, history was certainly made by the winners of each event..  Let's take a look back at the races and their winners this year.

1901 Baseball Preview

It's the dawn of a new era in professional baseball, as the American and National Leagues are ready to begin play.  As the season begins to open, there have been some significant changes that may very well shift the balance of power in both leagues.  Let's take a look back at the off-season, and who writers and experts believe are going to win the race to the tops of their respective leagues.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The History of Baseball: 1891-1900

As the 19th Century came to a close, professional baseball continued to evolve and grow into America's sport.  While the start of the 1890s had many of the traditional teams in a position of power in the National Association, by the close of the decade, there would be a seismic shift that appears may shake the game to its very core.  In between, there were several amazing moments, tremendous players and outstanding teams that gave fans a reason to come to the ballpark every day.

Monday, March 23, 2020

The History of Baseball: 1881-1890

Baseball's second decade showed that the sport was going to be able to evolve and thrive.  New teams reached the top of the National Association, and additional rivalries were born as a result.  The pitching boom of the 1870s evolved into an offensive explosion in the middle of the decade, but there were still several pitchers that found success.  As the 1880s came to a close, it became more certain than ever that baseball had become part of the fabric of the United States, and would continue to be ingrained there for the foreseeable future. 

Friday, March 20, 2020

The History of Baseball: 1871-1880

The best way to describe the state of professional baseball in it's first decade could best be described as fluid.  Teams were founded, folded and moved, all seemingly at a moment's notice.  As players began to find their footing with pitching and defense, offensive numbers began to slow, and by the end of the decade, pitchers were the stars of almost every franchise.  Here's a look back at the teams and leaders of baseball's first decade.