Smith: President Theodore Roosevelt loathed baseball; TR liked games “that sired blood, gore, and violence”

  You Tube shows no American president having thrown out a football to open a […]


Al Helfer wins 2019 Ford Frick Award; ‘Mr. Radio Baseball’ adds even more presence to Hall of Fame

Since 1978, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has chosen a Ford C. […]


Historian and TV observer Curt Smith proposes a six step program to reverse the declining interest in baseball

    True story. Circa 1970. As a teen, I played hoops in our family […]


Historian Curt Smith examines why the World Series TV ratings have dropped badly since 1988

    On September 30, 1989, NBC telecast its last of more than a thousand […]


How did MLB, then dominant on TV, respond to the eruption of the NFL in the 1960s?

  It seems like another planet now, but at one point in the early 1960s […]


Curt Smith, baseball broadcast historian: MLB hasn’t yet reclaimed September as Bud Selig vowed

What if you gave a party, the old joke goes, and nobody came? What if […]