On the World Series, anachronism and perfect 10s

When I was a little girl, I loved to hear my dad talk about baseball. He grew up watching the legends: Ernie Banks, Billie Williams, Ron Santo.

| Senior Forum Editor

Underdog is a compliment to someone from ‘Believeland’

Less than six months after winning its first sports title in over 50 years, the city commonly referred to as “The Mistake on the Lake” is stepping up to the plate for a chance at another championship and to prove itself a legitimate sports city.

Isaac Jacobson | Contributing Reporter

World Series predictions: Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs

hat do you get when you try to predict a playoff series between “the best team in baseball by a long-shot” Chicago Cubs and a banged-up Cleveland Indians roster that somehow sailed through the postseason with unlikely performances from its pitching staff?

Sports Staff

Baseball triumphs in extra innings against Chicago

It took 15 innings, 4 1/2 hours, six pitchers, 18 hits and one botched ground ball, but the Washington University baseball team pulled out a long-winded 6-5 victory over the University of Chicago Saturday afternoon, in the first game of a doubleheader.

| Senior Sports Editor

Up-and-down pitching parallels baseball team’s success

The great baseball statistician Bill James gained fame for debunking the sport’s old cliche that pitching is 90 percent of the game. But for Washington University, as the team’s pitching goes, so do the Bears.

| Staff Writer

Baseball records 4-0 weekend behind strong hitting, timely pitching

A 15-run inning, an inside-the-park bunt home run and a walk-off single were just a few of the unusual moments in a four-win weekend for the Washington University baseball team.

| Staff Reporter

Winded: Baseball blows game in frustrating 11-10 loss at hands of Grinnell

Despite being winded out of one game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Pioneer Park, the Washington University baseball team was still in for a marathon, falling in an 11-10 slugfest to Grinnell College.

| Sports Editor

It’s the small things that make a huge difference: The story of Austin Darmawan

If you find it surprising that someone who is just 5-foot-5-inches-tall plays Division III baseball, then you may be even more amazed at how good shortstop Austin Darmawan is.

| Sports Editor

Baseball returns home, wins 2 of 3 vs. Illinois Wesleyan

The Washington University baseball team returned home for the first time in three weeks to face Illinois Wesleyan University. After a walk-aided extra-inning victory Friday night, the Bears split a doubleheader on Saturday, winning the three-game series 2-1.

| Sports Editor

Baseball shuts down Augustana for sweep

As the Washington University baseball team enters the toughest part of its schedule, it continues to fire on all cylinders. The Bears beat Augustana College 4-2 and 6-2 Friday at Kelly Field, making it six straight victories for the team following an 0-2 start to the season.

| Sports Editor