Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Some Baseball Pioneers Are "Heroes Of Capitalism"

There is a great blog called Heroes of Capitalism. What is the blog about? The authors say "What is a hero of capitalism? Someone who used private property* to produce wealth."

*Private property includes the tangible (like land) and intangible (like ideas).

Here are links to their posts on baseball people they have honored:

John A. "Bud" Hillerich

Bill Veeck

Branch Rickey

Bill Beane

Hal Richman (inventor of the table top baseball game Strat-o-matic, which simulates the performance of actual major league players)

Daniel Okrent, Robert Sklar, Steve Wulf and Glen Waggoner (creators of Rotisserie League baseball, the forerunner of fantasy baseball)

Okrent has also written baseball books, including Nine Innings: The Anatomy of a Baseball Game in which you can learn alot about baseball and its history through his analysis of a single game, bewteen the Brewers and Orioles on June 10, 1982.

2 comments:

Michael said...

Okrent's book is marvelous-I read it shortly after it was published, then lost my copy. I recently got it from the library and read it again, and it was still worth the time, even 25 years later.

Cyril Morong said...

Michael

Thanks for droppng by and commenting. I must have read Okrent's book over 20 years ago. Be seeing you.

Cyril