Baseball in Wheeling – Chapter 3

(Editor’s Note: This chapter is the fourth entry of a series of stories that will focus on the history of the game of baseball in the Wheeling area.)   “It’s Because He Smiled A Lot” It really didn’t m...

Baseball in Wheeling – Chapter 2

(Editor’s Note: This introduction is the third entry of a series of stories that will focus on the history of the game of baseball in the Wheeling area.)   “Belle Isle was Yankee Stadium” There were th...

Baseball in Wheeling – Chapter 1

Editor’s Note: This is the first chapter of a series of stories that will focus on the history of the game of baseball in the Wheeling area.   A Man and His Game The pitcher’s mound moved depending on the ...

Baseball in Wheeling: An Introduction

(Editor’s Note: This introduction is the first entry of a series of stories that will focus on the history of the game of baseball in the Wheeling area. If you have information and/or photos you would like to s...

In The Bigs: An Oath, the Stats, and Baseball

“In The Bigs”? It was the column I composed while serving as editor and GM of “The Official Newspaper of the Pittsburgh Pirates,” and it appeared every two weeks on the third-to-last-page of the “PIRATE REPO...

A Cure for a Crazy World

We woke up to peace on this beautiful Sunday morning in Wheeling, W.Va. Our four month old was cooing at her entangled hands, and the seventeen year cicadas were sound-checking their twenty first day symphony. ...