Did the Yankees Accidentally Leave Tim Belcher Unprotected in the 1984 Free Agent Compensation Draft?

BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: The Yankees accidentally left Tim Belcher unprotected in the 1984 Free Agent Compensation Draft. Few Major League Baseball players have had as strange of a road to the Major Leagues as Tim Belcher did (Danny Goodwin is one of the few who could compare). Drafted number one overall in the 1983 amateur […]

Did Rickey Henderson Really Frame His First Million Dollar Check Rather Than Cash It?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about baseball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the baseball urban legends featured so far. BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: Rickey Henderson framed his first million dollar check without actually cashing it. NOTE: This is a guest […]

Did Vladimir Nabokov Work an Actual Baseball Headline Into One of His Novels?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about baseball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the baseball urban legends featured so far. BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: Vladimir Nabokov worked an actual baseball headline into his acclaimed novel Pale Fire. Vladimir Nabokov was one […]