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  1960 in baseball Information
The following are the baseball events of the year 1960 throughout the world.
March 31 - By a vote of 8–1, the Professional Baseball Rules Committee turns down a PCL proposal to use a designated hitter for the pitcher.
Cerv had been with the Yankees for five years before going to KC where he hit 38 home runs in 1958 and was chosen as the American League left fielder in the All-Star game over Ted Williams.
www.bookrags.com /1960_in_baseball   (5147 words)

  
  BASEBALL
The physics of the thrown baseball is not well understood at a detailed quantitative level, since the surface of the ball is neither "smooth" nor "rough", and in fact the seams are asymmetrically situated on the ball.
A baseball is difficult to hit because the batter cannot follow the motion of the ball as it crosses the plate.
The resistive drag of a baseball moving at 40 meters/second is a force comparable in magnitude of the weight of the ball, which acts in the direction opposite to the velocity vector.
www.iit.edu /~johnsonp/baseball.html   (3448 words)

  
  baseball. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Baseball developed from variations of the English game of rounders, from related regional and local games, and from children’s games like “one old cat,” all of which had evolved through centuries.
Integration became a fact of baseball life so quickly that by the mid-1950s there were more African-American players on major league teams than there had been in the Negro leagues at their height of popularity just a decade earlier.
The Major League Baseball Players’ Association, formed in 1966, pushed for an end to the reserve clause, a contractual stipulation that bound a player to one club unless he was traded, released, or retired.
www.bartleby.com /65/ba/baseball.html   (1400 words)

  
 Major League Baseball television contracts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Johnson's theory was that nationally televising baseball games would be a threat to the survival of minor league baseball.
Under a six year plan, Major League Baseball was intended to receive 85% of the first $140 million in advertising revenue (or 87.5% of advertising revenues and corporate sponsorship from the games until sales top a specified level), 50% of the next $30 million, and 80% of any additional money.
When asked about whether or not the fact that NBC no longer had the baseball rights was disappointing, Costas said "I'm a little disappointed to lose baseball, but that's the way the business is. And it's not nearly as disappointing as it was when we lost it at the end of the '80s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Major_League_Baseball_television_contracts   (4177 words)

  
 SUNLINK WOTM - Baseball
"Baseball, mom, and apple pie." "The national pastime." Fans or not, everybody seems to accept the place of baseball in the cultural history of America.
Baseball titles in the non-fiction section should be accurate, attractive, and up-to-date.
Fiction titles with a theme of baseball will be harder to locate on the fiction shelves since they are scattered, but search to find those that are hopelessly out of touch with students of today.
www.sunlink.ucf.edu /weed/archive/baseball.html   (487 words)

  
 baseball on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
BASEBALL [baseball] bat-and-ball sport known as the national pastime of the United States.
Both leagues fought off the challenge of the Federal League in 1914-15, but baseball's popularity and stability were threatened when the 1919 Chicago White Sox conspired to lose the World Series.
At the same time, however, a growing anabolic steroid scandal tarnished the game, tainting the achievements of some of baseball's stars and forcing the leagues to introduce testing for steroids in 2003 and to suspend players for their use in 2005.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/b1/baseball.asp   (1762 words)

  
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Baseball's first fl player, Jackie Robinson was an infielder who broke baseball's color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers promoted him to the majors from the Montreal Royals in 1947.
Until 1947, when Branch Rickey integrated Major League Baseball by promoting Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers, fls with the ability to play professional baseball were confined to their own leagues.
Baseball has recognized their achievements, however, by enshrining many of them in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
members.tripod.com /~JeanneAnn/teammates.html   (2195 words)

  
 Baseball and Jackie Robinson (American Memory from the Library of Congress)
Baseball and Jackie Robinson (American Memory from the Library of Congress)
This presentation was created to commemorate his achievements and describe some aspects of the color line's development and the Negro Leagues.
Materials that tell his story, and the history of baseball in general, are located throughout the Library of Congress.
lcweb2.loc.gov /ammem/collections/robinson   (171 words)

  
 FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
Petitioner, a professional baseball player "traded" to another club without his previous knowledge or consent, brought this antitrust suit after being refused the right to make his own contract with another major league team, which is not permitted under the reserve system.
Baseball's welfare and future should not be for politically insulated interpreters of technical antitrust statutes but rather should be for the voters through their elected representatives.
Baseball should be covered by the antitrust laws beginning with this case and henceforth, unless Congress decides otherwise.
caselaw.lp.findlaw.com /scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=407&invol=258   (9875 words)

  
 1960 World Series by Baseball Almanac
Years later, Mickey Mantle was quoted as saying that losing the 1960 series was the biggest disappointment of his career.
Bobby Richardson of the New York Yankees set one (1) and tied one (1) World Series game record during the 1960 Fall Classic: October 8, 1960, most runs batted in during one game with six (6) and October 12, 1960, tied record for most triples during one game with two (2).
Total Baseball (1999) describes the final moments of Game 7 with, "The stage was set for Mazeroski to fulfill that ultimate baseball fantasy, and he did, on pitcher Ralph Terry's second pitch." Major League Baseball (MLB.com) calls this particular Game 7, "maybe the greatest game seven in World Series Championship history."
www.baseball-almanac.com /ws/yr1960ws.shtml   (1175 words)

  
 Baseball Firsts and Baseball Lasts
Most Major League records are not listed here as they are not truly the first — they are simply better than the last one and modern team names are shown in their first year versus their previous names used in prior years.
Baseball Almanac has covered the centuries, the home runs, the salary levels and much more in this unique look at baseball history through its famous firsts.
Baseball Almanac only recently started the famous first "by category" section.
baseball-almanac.com /frstmenu.shtml   (248 words)

  
 1960 Williams Official Baseball Restoration - Shoot Again Amusements
Some were sold, or in the case of this Williams Deluxe Official Baseball, some are put away in storage so the arcade can rotate their collection of classics.
In a Williams Deluxe Official Baseball, The ball is lifted up a small elevator, and then pushed out to a little figurine of an umpire.
Seems the motor that Williams used in the Deluxe Official baseball, turns in the opposite direction than all their other games, so the motor I was using for another game wouldn't work.
www.shootagainamusements.com /baseball.html   (955 words)

  
 WHAT does anyone remember about the early 1960's Baltimore Orioles? - Baseball Fever
The only baseball we got to see back then was the Game of the Week on Saturday afternoons.
A losing franchise most of their time in St. Louis (and one season in Milwaukee), as well as their first five years in Baltimore, the O's went with some young arms in 1960, along young position players with a sprinkling of veterans.
When I started watching baseball in 1961 (I was a mere five years old that summer), Gentile was having a banner year for the Orioles.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=13214   (1454 words)

  
 Great Baseball Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Baseball isn’t just for boys and now more than ever young girls and women are joining in this all American sport.
There is a special challenge, however for women when shopping for baseball equipment and especially baseball gloves.
Most baseball gear is still manufacturer with men in mind, and women, whose hands are much smaller, may have a hard time finding a good fit to their gloves.
www.baseballdirectory.co.uk /baseball-sitemap-30.html   (592 words)

  
 The Learning Page - Community Center - Baseball
Baseball and Jackie Robinson: Early Baseball Pictures 1860’s – 1960’s - (Special Presentation) View a sampler of thirty-four images related to early baseball (1860s-1920s) from various files and collections in the Prints and Photographs Division.
Baseball, the Color Line and Jackie Robinson - (Special Presentation) This Web site reference aid was created to commemorate Jackie Robinson’s achievements and describe some aspects of the color line's development and the Negro Leagues.
Baseball Cards, 1887-1914 - (Summary and Teaching Resources) Baseball was growing in popularity at the turn of the century.
memory.loc.gov /learn/community/cc_baseball.php   (930 words)

  
 The Herald Journal: Frontpage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
For years she cherished her baseball cards bearing his likeness, especially his 1960 Topps baseball card, the year Law won the Cy Young Award, baseball’s top pitching honor, and led the team to a victory over the New York Yankees in the World Series.
Patterson has been a big baseball fan all of her life, an avid softball player and grew up rooting for the Pirates because of Law.
Known as “Preacher” by his teammates, the back of Law’s 1960 baseball card even mentions that he is a member of the LDS Church.
www.hjnews.com /bridgerland/baseball.html   (1503 words)

  
 1960 Fleer Baseball Cards Old Set Info
1960 Fleer # 11 Arky Vaughan (Brooklyn Dodgers)
1960 Fleer # 12 Zach Wheat (Brooklyn Dodgers)
1960 Fleer # 51 Dazzy Vance (Brooklyn Dodgers)
www.baseball-cards.com /vintage/1960-fleer.shtml   (306 words)

  
 Baseball Collectibles
One of the best things about Baseball collectibles is that they don't have to be that old to be valuable.
People covet baseball antiques because the sport is surrounded with good memories: playing catch with dad, hitting a homerun, going to the stadium, that great leathery smell of a baseball glove, and following our favorite players and teams in newspapers like this one every morning.
One of the things to keep in mind is that baseball collecting is a relatively new craze.
www.antiquetalk.com /column624.htm   (308 words)

  
 Baseball As America
Baseball As America: Seeing Ourselves Through Our National Game (National Geographic, ISBN 0-7922-6464-9, March 2002), developed by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, investigates baseball's extraordinary relationship with American culture from its early roots to today.
Baseball As America: Seeing Ourselves Through Our National Game tells this story through seven sections reflecting such formative phenomena as immigration, popular culture, integration and technology and reveals how baseball has served as a public reflection of, and, at times, a catalyst for the evolution of American society.
Also featured are pictures of some of the most revered objects from the Hall of Fame collections such as: the legendary Doubleday baseball; a baseball and Yogi Berra's catcher's mitt used in Don Larsen's perfect World Series game (1956); and a turnstile from the Polo Grounds, among others.
www.baseballasamerica.org /book.htm   (393 words)

  
 Ballparks of Baseball-Griffith Stadium-Washington Senators
Griffith decided to move the Senators to Minneapolis’s Metropolitan Stadium after the 1960 season.
Baseball was back again at Griffith Stadium the next year as MLB placed an expansion franchise in DC.
Copyright 2001-2007-Ballparks of Baseball is not affiliated with Major League Baseball or with any team mentioned.
www.ballparksofbaseball.com /past/GriffithStadium.htm   (495 words)

  
 Baseball Books on The Baseball Almanac Book Shelf
Book shelves lined with baseball books: some reference, some fiction, some historical, and some that are just plain fun to read.
Baseball Almanac wants to do the work for you and suggest a title worth adding to your personal baseball library — one that will not make you a "poor man in a garret." Each month we review dozens of possible books and select one book which we believe you will truly enjoy reading.
Ralph Andreannoe wrote in No Joy in Mudville (1965) that, "The literature of baseball is voluminous; some of it is extremely valuable, but most of it is riddled with cliches and empty analysis." If the book we review is empty analysis, Baseball Almanac will tell you.
baseball-almanac.com /bookmenu.shtml   (434 words)

  
 Historic Baseball : Baseball celebrated its Golden Years from 1946 to 1960
Baseball also started to make its way into homes by the radio and later by the television.
Baseball moved west as the Dodgers and Giants found new life on the West Coast.
Baseball was now set up for what would become one of its most profitable and popular times, the Baseball Boom.
www.historicbaseball.com /fea/era_GoldenYears.html   (281 words)

  
 1960 in baseball at AllExperts
Cerv had been with the Yankees for five years before going to KC where he hit 38 home runs in 1958 and was chosen as the American League left fielder in the All-Star game over Ted Williams.
Cerv will be claimed in the 1960 expansion draft and the Yankees will again reacquire him.
Houk briefly led the Yankees in 1960 when Stengel was hospitalized.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/1960_in_baseball.htm   (5205 words)

  
 Baseball Managers
Those records, team breakdowns (which are 100% comprehensive), and hall of fame skippers are here in Baseball Almanac's Major League managers section.
Fourteen of the top twenty winningest managers are already in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Discuss their accomplishments and the work being done by your favorite team's manager on Baseball Fever.
baseball-almanac.com /mgrmenu.shtml   (184 words)

  
 Williams Official Baseball 1960 pitch bat arcade coin operated game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Description: Official Baseball, Williams #232, 2/60, two players, woodrail with players on the playfield and animated umpire and pitcher, plus a running man unit.
But the pitching unit (the umpire hands the ball to the pitcher, and then the pitcher moves forward to pitch the ball) reminds one of the 1937 Rockola World Series (considered to be the ultimate pitch and bat machine).
Official Baseball is more show-than-go, but we all know having your arm around a good looking blond is more impressive than holding hands with that beauty-challenged but great personally gal.
marvin3m.com /baseball/officia.htm   (493 words)

  
 Baseball 1942-1960 - NetShrine Discussion Forum
What are the most significant baseball stories - on the field and off - regular season, post-season, and off-season - for this period, in your opinion?
New York the center of the baseball world--and for awhile, nothing else much going on.
Baseball 2001: What were your brightest or most significant moments?
www.netshrine.com /vbulletin2/showthread.php?t=13126   (625 words)

  
 Baseball Games and Puzzles
I can't televise any baseball games for you, but I can offer you some clean online baseball style entertainment.
Baseball Almanac's first game was the word search application dedicated to the 500 Home Run Club members — an application written so that each and every time you play, the location of the words change.
The sliding puzzle games use stunning graphical images, load quick, look great, and are a lot of fun to waste a little time on — try one today and let us know what you think.
baseball-almanac.com /gam_menu.shtml   (180 words)

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