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Top 20 Yankees of all-time according to WAR

Top 20 Yankees of all-time according to WAR
October 9, 2012 1 Comment »

I don’t know nearly enough about the “guts” of WAR to know whether it’s great, good, bad, pitiful, or somewhere in between.¬†This IS NOT an article to discuss the merits of Wins Above Replacement (WAR), it’s an article to try ... Read More »

The nine most dramatic pennant races in baseball history

The nine most dramatic pennant races in baseball history
September 22, 2012 No Comments »

For 68 seasons there were pure pennant races in the American and National Leagues, as only the first place team advanced to the World Series, with eight 8 or 10 teams vying for the flag. Then, starting in 1969, the ... Read More »

The nine greatest baseball families

The nine greatest baseball families
September 21, 2012 No Comments »

More than other sports, baseball has a long history of brothers and fathers and sons playing at the big league level. Some are legends, some are footnotes in history. Did you know Pete Rose had a son who played professional ... Read More »

9 things you didn’t know about the Baseball Hall of Fame

9 things you didn’t know about the Baseball Hall of Fame
September 20, 2012 No Comments »

1. Charlie Hustle is there He’s in the Museum, in fact Pete’s name and likeness can be seen all over the place. Rose is featured in the “timeline” exhibit in the sections about the Big Red Machine and the 1980 ... Read More »

First black players for each major league baseball team

First black players for each major league baseball team
September 15, 2012 No Comments »

When Jackie Robinson debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers at the start of the 1947 season it integrated Major League Baseball after several decades of exclusion for player’s of color. But even though Jackie’s act was historic, it also served as ... Read More »

Best players to never play in a World Series

Best players to never play in a World Series
August 30, 2012 No Comments »

Ask any ballplayer in the major leagues today what their ultimate goal is and they’ll say “To win the World Series.” That’s at least what we hope they’ll say. After all, if you experience team success, individual success (and a ... Read More »

The five worst players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

The five worst players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
August 30, 2012 2 Comments »

First, let me start by stating clearly that I have great respect for the Baseball Hall of Fame. I worked there for seven years, and my children were born in Cooperstown. Love the place. The village is beautiful (except when ... Read More »

These players belong in the Hall of Fame

These players belong in the Hall of Fame
August 24, 2012 2 Comments »

Every baseball fan has an opinion about who should be in the Hall of Fame. The debates can be fun and heated. Here’s a team of the the best players at each position who are still not in the Hall ... Read More »

Most underrated players of the 1930s

Most underrated players of the 1930s
August 23, 2012 No Comments »

Many consider the 1950s to be the Golden Era of baseball, but the 1930s shouldn’t be overlooked. The 1930s were a marvelous transitional era where stars of the past were blending with stars of the present and future during a ... Read More »

Dodger Labine had a closer mentality years before relievers were relied on heavily

Dodger Labine had a closer mentality years before relievers were relied on heavily
August 19, 2012 No Comments »

Long before relief pitchers had signature songs that blared through ballpark speakers to announce their entrance into a game, long before relievers were given big contracts fro racking up saves, and long before pitchers even really received credit for pitching ... Read More »