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Nine amazing facts from the career of Tony Gwynn

Nine amazing facts from the career of Tony Gwynn
June 16, 2014 No Comments »

Sadly, we lost Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn this week to cancer. Gwynn was without question the best pure hitter in the game of baseball in the 1980s and 1990s. The numbers he out up are staggering, especially considering ... Read More »

Yogi Berra refused to set foot inside Yankee Stadium for 14 years

Yogi Berra refused to set foot inside Yankee Stadium for 14 years
May 16, 2014 No Comments »

Are some people magic? It’s hard to believe that it’s possible, but if anyone ever was it’s Lawrence Peter Berra. You know him as Yogi — the world knows him as Yogi — and he’s been charmed his entire life. However, despite ... Read More »

In baseball, is the right way the “white way?”

In baseball, is the right way the “white way?”
April 21, 2014 4 Comments »

On Easter Sunday, Carlos Gomez drew the wrath of Pirates’ pitcher Gerrit Cole after performing a bat-flip of dramatic proportions. Cole felt he was being shown up, Gomez sees it as a form of expression. Who’s correct? Is there a ... Read More »

VIDEO: Satchel Paige pitching in Los Angeles in 1948

VIDEO: Satchel Paige pitching in Los Angeles in 1948
February 21, 2014 No Comments »

The date is November 7, 1948, and the World Series champion Cleveland Indians are playing an exhibition game in Los Angeles at Wrigley Field. On the mound is Satchel Paige, one of the greatest pitchers in the history of the ... Read More »

When Sandy Koufax dominated the hapless New York Mets for his first no-hitter

When Sandy Koufax dominated the hapless New York Mets for his first no-hitter
February 5, 2014 4 Comments »

At the start of the 1962 season, Sandy Koufax was a .500 pitcher with an ERA just below 4 runs per game. Far from being a superstar or a household name, Koufax was considered a disappointment, a 25-year old lefty ... Read More »

When four Orioles’ pitchers won their 20th game in the same week

When four Orioles’ pitchers won their 20th game in the same week
January 14, 2014 No Comments »

If a pitcher wins 20 games today they’re automatically a favorite to win the Cy Young Award. They’re the ace of their staff, too. But what if your team has four 20-game winners? That happened with the Baltimore Orioles in ... Read More »

Maddux leads Class of 2014: Baseball Hall of Fame results

Maddux leads Class of 2014: Baseball Hall of Fame results
January 8, 2014 No Comments »

Get ready Cooperstown, Mad Dog is coming to town! Former pitcher Greg Maddux leads the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame class, having earned huge support in his first year on the ballot, though 16 voters failed to name him on ... Read More »

Mad Dog and Big Hurt: How the 2014 Hall of Fame vote will turn out

Mad Dog and Big Hurt: How the 2014 Hall of Fame vote will turn out
January 5, 2014 No Comments »

This Wednesday afternoon we’ll learn who will be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the baseball writers. As I did last year, I will try to predict the final outcome. Last year we got the “Big Six” ... Read More »

Texas Rangers All-Time Team

Texas Rangers All-Time Team
January 31, 2013 No Comments »

The oldest franchise in baseball to never have won a World Series, the Texas Rangers are in their glory years. They’ve made the playoffs three straight seasons, won two pennants in the last three years, and put together four consecutive ... Read More »

When judging candidates, does it matter who’s already in the Hall of Fame?

When judging candidates, does it matter who’s already in the Hall of Fame?
January 30, 2013 2 Comments »

Baseball fans love to argue about the Hall of Fame. No one really cares (nor knows much) about the Football Hall of Fame or any of the other Hall of Fames. But Cooperstown is magical. It’s the oldest of the ... Read More »