25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #20 Mike Schmidt

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. One of the games most beloved players in the 70s and 80s,  Mike Schmidt was a dominant force all over the diamond. In addition to being known for his power bat, he won … Continue reading 25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #20 Mike Schmidt

25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #24 – David Ortiz

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. Big Papi's inclusion in this list is difficult for me.  I am a fan of The Pinstripes.  But I'm not an idiot:  Ortiz's career deserves recognition.  I searched my soul hard for … Continue reading 25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #24 – David Ortiz

Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #25 – Rickey Henderson

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 December 25, 1958. The greatest leadoff batter of all-time: Rickey Henderson. The Hall-of-Famer was born in the back seat on … Continue reading Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #25 – Rickey Henderson

Past Time: Walter “The Big Train” Johnson

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 watched him take that easy windup. And then something went past me that made me flinch. The thing just hissed … Continue reading Past Time: Walter “The Big Train” Johnson

Coming Soon: The 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era

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 of the Free Agent Era. Why the time constraint, you ask? Well, I believe that baseball from the 1920's is … Continue reading Coming Soon: The 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era