Shortstop Alan Trammel and Pitcher Jack Morris have been elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Trammel batted .285 with 185 home runs in his career. His name is forever tied to his double play partner, Lou Whitaker, who was Trammel’s second base partner for 19 years, the longest such combination in baseball history. … Read More Tiger Duo Inducted Into Hall of Fame
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 greatest switch-hitters to play the game “Steady Eddie” Murray was just as his nickname suggests. He burst onto the scene in 1977, winning Rookie of the Year honors by batting… Read More 25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #22 Eddie Murray
JD Martinez hit four homers tonight. The Diamondbacks just won their 11th straight. The Indians have already asked someone to hold their beer and have won 12 straight. The Dodgers, seemingly invincible just two weeks ago, have dropped 9 of 10. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting anything he wants out of the ballpark. There only two division… Read More 2017 Season: Chaos and Excitement as the Home Stretch is Upon Us.
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… Read More Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #25 – Rickey Henderson
The list of hitters that didn’t make my top 25 of the free agent era continues. In case you missed my first group of ten, you can find it here: In the group of ten batters below, we have several more that truly deserved it, or will deserve it someday. Let’s start with a mighty… Read More The Honorable Mentions, Part II
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… Read More Past Time: Walter “The Big Train” Johnson
Sonny Gray has joined the New York Yankees, where expectations are always high. With the waiver deadline fast approaching, the Yankees and Athletics pulled the trigger. In one of those rare deals that appears on the surface to be a win for both sides, the Oakland Athletics have parted ways with their 27-year-old starter. They… Read More Gray Expectations: Sonny Gray to the Yankees
Say that three times fast… In fact, say it once each for the three incredible plays Jean Segura made last night to keep his team in the game. With the score tied at 7, the Astros opened up the bottom of the ninth with a double by Josh Reddick. With Reddick in scoring position and… Read More Segura’s Shortstop Chops Stops ‘Stros
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 Sam Gibson of the Tigers, his former teammate. Cobb had played for the Tigers for the previous 22 seasons, but… Read More Past Time: Hitter’s Paradise — Cobb, Mays, and Donnie Baseball
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… Read More Coming Soon: The 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era
With the All-Star Game behind us, it’s time to get back to the race. I always love that before the mid-summer’s classic, it feels like teams are just churning it out, winning games as much as possible for that future result. After the All-Star Game however, the season feels more like a downhill run. There’s… Read More Bring on the Second Half!
If you’re a casual fan of baseball, or maybe you’ve lost touch since the scandals and bad juju of the steroid era, I invite you to check out the All-Star Game tonight. Major League Baseball is chock full of young talent with likeable personalities. This new crop is fun to watch. Names like Carlos Correa,… Read More The New Faces of Baseball