April 8th has a very important place in baseball history. Coming to bat in Atlanta’s home opener, Hank Aaron took Al Downing deep for his 715th home run, passing the immortal Babe Ruth and claiming […]
And thus we begin our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era. The rest of the posts can be found here. The baseball gods sent us a wonderful Christmas present on […]
On August 2, 1907, a great disturbance was felt by all Major League hitters. Ty Cobb said this of Walter Johnson, the 19-year-old rookie who debuted that day: “The first time I faced him, I […]
On July 18th: 1927: Ty Cobb doubled for his 4,000th hit. He, of course, is only one of two men to ever reach the 4,000 threshold along with Pete Rose. Cobb got the hit off of […]
Nolan Ryan, Christy Mathewson throw no-hitters on this date.
This is the post I’ve been waiting to unleash on the world. Over the next several weeks, I will post one to two blogs a week dedicated to a single countdown: The 25 Best Hitters […]
It’s more rare than the no-hitter. It’s been done less times than the perfect game. In fact, it’s just as rare as the unofficial “rarest play” in baseball — the unassisted triple play — happening […]