In every baseball game, two teams try to win, and only one can succeed. Sometimes, however, both teams are frustrated. While tie games are a rarity now, they were once a fairly common occurrence in the big leagues. In this article, I will answer several questions about tie games and will attempt to show how many of the changes in baseball, both on and off the field, as well as changes in society, have led to the virtual elimination of ties.SCOPE OF ARTICLE
I have recorded data on 831 of the approximately 1128 tie games in major league history. (For purposes of this article, only the National, American, and Players Leagues and the American Association are considered major [...]
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Baseball’s century-and-a-half history contains more than its fair share share of ups and downs; heroes and villains; titans and buffoons. A study of the game’s chronicle reveals that much of what we bewail about baseball today has transpired at least once before, and probably more than once. Long ball explosions? Labor discord? Incompetent management? Boorish superstars? Baseball’s been there, done that, and always confounded the critics to move on to yet another Golden Age.
In this section, David Q. Voigt, one of baseball’s premier historians, provides an in-depth look at the game and how we came from cow pastures to domed stadia, [...]
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