MGM’s baseball murder mystery Death on the Diamond (1934) stars Robert Young and Madge Evans. A decent mystery and a strong baseball movie at the same time. Directed by Edward Sedgwick and also featuring David Landau, Paul Kelly, Nat Pendleton and Ted Healy.
A long biography of silent film beauty Marguerite Courtot. She rose to fame as as teenager in the mid-1910’s and later married Down to the Sea in Ships co-star Raymond McKee. Mckee’s biographical details are covered as well.
When a movie card is actually a baseball card it’ll set you back a few dollars! Hake’s is auctioning a SGC 10 example of the 1919 Zeenut PCL Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle baseball card.
A look at Baseball Hall of Famer Grover Cleveland Alexander and how Ol Pete was portrayed by Ronald Reagan in The Winning Team (1952) with focus on the 1926 World Series.
Jimmy Stewart stars in The Stratton Story about tragic baseball pitcher Monty Stratton. Starring James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Morgan and Agnes Moorehead.
A pre-Code release from RKO Pathe, The Tip-Off (1931) features Ginger Rogers in an early role but most of the fun comes from its fresh-faced star Eddie Quillan.
A look inside the July 1905 issue of Burr McIntosh Monthly, one of the few issues of the beautiful photo magazine containing sports images including a baseball shot.
A follow-up to coverage of the actual Sporting News article about Monte Stratton’s amputation with a more in-depth look at The Stratton Story (1949) with James Stewart and June Allyson.
Coverage of Monty Stratton’s accident as it happened inside the December 1, 1938 issue of The Sporting News, plus notes on 1949’s The Stratton Story and more.