The All-State Tournament

A tournament featuring the greatest teams (by State)

I may have mentioned this a time or two, but I am currently writing a book called WHY WE LOVE BASEBALL, which, assuming things go as planned — which is…
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Early Wynn probably has been the pitching star of the entire tournament. He won Alabama’s clinchers against Louisiana and Indiana…
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“Well,” Satchel Paige said, when asked to try and sum up this extraordinary semifinal series, “there surely weren’t many runs to be had.” No, there were…
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The part about Nolan Ryan that has never really made any sense is the won-loss record. Sure, we know better than to put too much stock into pitcher wins…
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OK! We’ve made it all the way to the Final Four. Incredible. In the first best-of-three semifinal series, we have No. 1 California vs. No. 5 Texas…
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Early Wynn was a mean old cuss. He used to say, “I got a right to knock down anybody holding a bat.” He used that right with alacrity.* *I am 100…
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When Indiana captain Oscar Charleston found out that JoeBlogs readers voted the 10th-seeded Hoosier State the biggest underdog in the Final Eight — even…
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