HTP IBWAA 2022 Archives

Happy New Year, White Sox Fans!! ALSO: Pediment Publishing Scores With Books on Astros, Rangers, Judge, Scully (12-31-22)

Hurricane Ian Wreaks Havoc With Spring Training Sites And Schedules ALSO: Drumbeat Increases For Andruw Jones To Reach Hallowed Hall (12-30-22)

Remember The Names Baseball Lost This Year ALSO: With Room On Ballot, Andruw Jones Tops Cooperstown Candidates (12-23-22)

Babe Ruth Still Tops Two-Way Star Ohtani ALSO: MLB Needs To Silence Salary Information To Save Itself (12-17-22)

Ardent Mets Fan Laments The Loss Of deGrom ALSO: Steve Cohen, A Bully With Billions, Channels George Steinbrenner (12-16-22)

Winter Meetings Wrap: A Wild & Crazy Week ALSO: A Pair Of Different Perspectives From “HTP” Writers Who Were There (12-10-22)

Sievers? Killebrew? Who Inspired Joe Hardy? ALSO: Next Contemporary Players Era Ballot Will Be Much Different (12-09-22)

Is Methodical Chaim Bloom Hurting BoSox? ALSO: M- Boys Over Bad Boys For Eras Committee Announcement Dec. 4 (12-03-22)

First In War, First In Peace, Last In The NL East ALSO: Bill James Handbook Makes Terrific Off-Season Companion (11-19-22)

Judging The Aaron Judge Legacy In The Bronx ALSO: Did Buck Showalter Deserve NL Manager Of The Year Honors? (11-18-22)

Shohei & The Angels: A Bad Marriage? ALSO: Bad Boys Of Steroids Era Get New Crack At Cooperstown (11-12-22)

Arizona Fall League Prospects Knock On Door ALSO: Manfred’s Manifesto Threatens Baseball Traditions (11-11-22)

Aussie Baseball Fans Resent Sudden Reversal Of MLB’s International TV Programming (11-05-22)

Remembering The First World Series Home Run ALSO: Where Will The Top Free Agents Sign? We Pick Their Next Teams (11-04-22)

Phillies Might Never Be The Same Again ALSO: 2022 Astros Won’t Be First Perfect Postseason Team Since 1976 Reds (10-29-22)

The 62-Homer Season Was No Surprise ALSO: Fish Go Fishing In Pool Of Untested Managers (10-28-22)

Birthday Boy: Hall Of Famer Jimmie Foxx ALSO: Grading The 2022 Atlanta Braves (10-22-22)

Did Guardians Do Well With Small Ball? ALSO: Good Riddance To The Ridiculous ‘Ghost Runner’ (10-21-22)

A Washington Pitcher Goes Winless ALSO: Braves-Phillies Series Seems Like 1993 NLDS Rerun (10-15-22)

Postseason Sked Remains Controversial ALSO: Some Self-Inflicted Injuries Indicate Poor Judgement (10-14-22)

Rough Start, Strong Finish To ’22 Season ALSO: Dan’s Picks For Individual Player Awards (10-08-22)

Albert Makes History At Chavez Ravine ALSO: Dan’s Fearless Picks For 2022 Postseason (10-07-22)

How To Define The Most Valuable Player ALSO: Choosing NL’s Cy Young Winner Also A Sticky Wicket For Voters (09-30-22)

Moribund Ballpark Finds New Life With Jersey Jackals (09-24-22)

Roy White Doesn’t Get The Credit He Deserves ALSO: Mariners Need Injured Eugenio Suarez Back For Postseason Run (09-23-22)

Jim Thome’s 500th Was a Historic Shot ALSO: Red Sox Reliever Pans 2023 Rule Changes, Rips Rob Manfred (09-17-22)

An Ode To Birthday Boy Orlando Cepeda ALSO: Michael Harris II Deserves NL Rookie Trophy Over Spenser Strider (09-16-22)

Looking Back At Ty Cobb’s Last Hit ALSO: Jackie Robinson Museum Opens In New York (09-10-22)

Baseball Is Different In The Pacific Northwest ALSO: Braves Forge Historic Comeback To Challenge Mets For NL East Title (09-09-22)

Washington Finds New Mark For Futility ALSO: Pro And Con On The Retirement Of Willie Mays’ No. 24 By The Mets (09-03-22)

Fueled By Pride, Pujols Still Packs Power ALSO: Timing of World Baseball Classic Could Be A Whole Lot Better (09-02-22)

Why Yankees Should Start Their Own Hall Of Fame ALSO: Umps Care Hits Home Runs For Worthy Causes (08-27-22)

Should The Yankees Retire Gil McDougald’s Uniform Number? ALSO: Baby Birds Are Showing Maturity Beyond Their Years (08-26-22)

Keeping Kids In Atlanta Helps Future of Braves (08-20-22)

SABR Celebrates 50th Birthday in Baltimore ALSO: Outcome Of The Title Chases Will Be Dictated By Injuries (08-19-22)

Braves Rookie Breaks In With A Bang ALSO: Yankees Battle Losing Streak, Covid Aftermath (08-13-22)

Yet Another Terrific Vin Scully Tribute ALSO: Erstwhile Ace Chris Sale Can’t Keep Off Boston’s Injured List (08-12-22)

Jesse Chavez Was Traded More Often Than Any Other Player ALSO: Athletics Continue To Send Their Best Players To The Yankees (08-06-22)

Celebrating The Game’s Biggest Innings ALSO: Starters Deserve Wins They Pitch Longer And Better Than Relievers (08-05-22)

MLB Strikes Out On Women’s Issues ALSO: Hey Mets, Wait Til Ronald Acuna, Jr. Ends His Batting Slump (07-30-22)

A Salute To The Subway Series ALSO: MLB Network’s Clubhouse Edition Falls Flat On Its Face (07-29-22)

Baseball Once Meant A Lot In Norway ALSO: Hall Of Fame Induction Weekend Leaves Lasting Memories (07-23-22)

Tigers Hope Draft Yields Next Big Star ALSO: Guessing Where Juan Soto Will Wind Up – – And When (07-22-22)

All-Star Game Is Hype, Not Substance ALSO: How Dean Stone Got All-Star Game Win Without Throwing A Pitch (07-16-22)

20 New Names Fans Should Get To Know ALSO: Kershaw, Fried, Or Fish: Picking NL’s Starting Pitcher Won’t Be Easy (07-15-22)

It’s Retirement Day For Keith Hernandez’ NO. 17!! ALSO: Dodger Stadium Peanut Vendor Can’t Flip His Product Anymore (07-09-22)

An Appreciation of Legendary Negro Leagues Chronicler Wendell Smith ALSO: Baseball Photo Gallery From A Writer’s Private Collection (07-08-22)

Cracker Jack Old Timers’ Classics In DC Stadium Created Memories That Lasted ALSO: Trade Deadline Now Just A Month Away (07-02-22)

Will Major-League Clubs Call Colon, Franco, And The Panda Back Into Action? ALSO: Some Pitchers Absolutely “Own” Their Opponents (07-01-22)

Slickball Or Baseball? Writer Wonders ALSO: Teams Are Foolish To Furnish Pitchers With Long-Term Deals (06-25-22)

Fifty Years Since Bernice Gera Made Baseball History As First Female Umpire ALSO: MLB Orders Strict Preparations Of Game-Day Baseballs (06-24-22)

Braves Battle Murphy’s Law And Law Of Averages ALSO: Baseball Marks Father’s Day Tomorrow (06-18-22)

A Fond Goodbye To Roger Angell ALSO: Saluting The Once-In-A-Lifetime Double Immaculate Inning (06-17-22)

Will The Stolen Base Return To Baseball? ALSO: Cooperstown Preview Articles Are Now In The Works (06-11-22)

Teams Should Be Allowed To Swap Amateur Draft Picks ALSO: Fans Should Never Pick All-Star Lineups (06-10-22)

Donaldson Delivers Another Faux Pas ALSO: Angels Involved in Unheavenly Dollar Squabble (06-04-22)

Why Is The National League East The National League Least? ALSO: Aging Lefties Are Leaving The Game (06-03-22)

It All Started With Tee Ball ALSO: Dan Schlossberg Catches Up With Old Friend Jay Horwitz (05-28-22)

Yankees Need To Honor Hank Bauer ALSO: Approaching Book Deadline Puts Squeeze On Writer (05-27-22)

Dusty Baker Paves Hall Of Fame Path With 2000th Win As Manager ALSO: MLB Needs To Restore ‘Stolen’ No-Hitters (05-21-22)

Don Newcombe Overcame Personal Demons To Help Others Facing Similar Issues ALSO: Bad Bunt, Bad Decision, Bad Defense Doom Braves (05-20-22)

Hitters Say MLB Messes With Baseballs ALSO: Seaver Statue Miscue And Other May Musings (05-13-22)

Willie Mays Marks 91st Birthday Today ALSO: Braves To Become Juggernaut When Walking Wounded Return (05-06-22)

Female Players No Longer Uncommon ALSO: Humoring The Humidor As It Takes Over Baseball (04-30-22)

Minor Leaguers Make Good Impression ALSO: Acuna’s Return Should Spark Atlanta Revival (04-29-22)

Don Mattingly Is Best Ex-Player Managing Today ALSO: Unsigned Free Agents Include Some Solid Ballplayers (04-23-22)

Father And Son Finally Have That Catch ALSO: COVID Still Throwing Curves At Big-League Players (04-22-22)

It’s April 16 – – A Day After Jackie ALSO: Just A Handful Of Jewish Players But Some Prove Unforgettable (04-16-22)

No Ifs, Ands, or Bunts Work In Baseball ALSO: Aaron Judge And Yankees Are $100 Million Apart (04-15-22)

Banning The Shift Is A Great Idea ALSO: Opening Day At Yankee Stadium (04-09-22)

‘Back To The Future’ In Baseball ALSO: Dan Schlossberg’s 2022 American League Preview (04-08-22)

Mel Stottlemyre: Pitcher Who Could Hit ALSO: Predicting The 2022 National League Division Title Races (04-02-22)

HTP Exclusive! Carl Finley Belongs In Oakland Athletics Hall of Fame, Daughter Nancy Writes ALSO: Baseball Is Fertile Ground For April Fool’s Day (04-01-22)

Writer Suggests Season Is Too Short ALSO: The Worst Rule Change In Baseball History (03-26-22)

Remembering The Amazing Gil Coan ALSO: With Jansen As Closer, Atlanta Bullpen Gets Even Better (03-25-22)

Relief Pitchers Could Use Some Help ALSO: Messing With All-Star Game Is Really Awful Idea (03-19-22)

Even Without Freddie, Braves Remain Beasts Of The East ALSO: Readers React To Last Weekend’s Columns (03-18-22)

Emmett Ashford Overcame Many Obstacles ALSO: Massive Player Movement To Dominate Spring Training (03-12-22)

Lockout Ends; Will Baseball History Follow? ALSO: Some Good, Some Bad In New Baseball Agreement (03-11-22)

Union Should Help Veteran Players Without Pensions, Not Rookies With No Experience ALSO: Teams Should Pick Best Candidates For Radio/TV (03-05-22)

Writer Questions Credibility of Owners ALSO: Best Power Tandems of Baseball History (03-04-22)

George Brett Was Photogenic Too ALSO: Picking All-Time All-Stars For The Atlanta Braves (02-26-22)

Book Brings Back Baseball Memories ALSO: Youthful Seattle Mariners Figure To Factor Into AL West Title Chase (02-25-22)

When Should Fantasy Baseball Managers Pick Their Closers? ALSO: Wondering Where, When, And If 2022 All-Star Game Will Be (02-19-22)

Tough To Say Goodbye To Sports Heroes ALSO: New Paperback Features 2021 World Champion Atlanta Braves (02-18-22)

Once-Proud Nats Suffered ’21 Nightmare ALSO: Even With Baseball Locked Down, A Writer Will Skip The Super Bowl (02-12-22)

Joe West Bristles When Accused Of Bribery, Wins Suit Against Former Met Paul LoDuca ALSO: Where To Find Fine Kosher Food In Big-League Ballparks (02-11-22)

Cooperstown Has Unsavory Characters ALSO: On Today’s SABR Day, Members Have Plenty To Celebrate (02-05-22)

This Labor War Has Nothing But Losers ALSO: A Quiz To See How Well You Remember The 2021 Season (02-04-22)

The Art Of The Steal In Fantasy Baseball ALSO: Thoughts On How To Fix The Flawed Hall Of Fame Voting (01-29-22)

Yankees Had Numerous Fraternal Pairs ALSO: When Charlie Finley Integrated Pro Ball In Alabama (01-28-22)

A’s Enter 2022 Season With Rookie Pilot ALSO: Some Hall Of Famers Missed World Series, Other’s Dominated (01-22-22)

Dodgers Reliever Was Fine Fungo Hitter ALSO: Bonds, Clemens To Get Another Crack At Hall Of Fame? (01-21-22)

Walt Dropo Got 12 Consecutive Hits!! ALSO: Lew Burdette Deserves Cooperstown Consideration (01-15-22)

Literary Look: “My Father’s Glove” ALSO: Why Sunday Night Baseball Stinks (01-14-22)

An Essay On Baseball Bats ALSO: Picking The Best Southpaw Of All Time (1/7/22)