25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #22 Eddie Murray

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 … Continue reading 25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #22 Eddie Murray

2017 Season: Chaos and Excitement as the Home Stretch is Upon Us.

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 … Continue reading 2017 Season: Chaos and Excitement as the Home Stretch is Upon Us.

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

The Honorable Mentions, Part II

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 … Continue reading The Honorable Mentions, Part II

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

Gray Expectations: Sonny Gray to the Yankees

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 … Continue reading Gray Expectations: Sonny Gray to the Yankees

Segura’s Shortstop Chops Stops ‘Stros

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 … Continue reading Segura’s Shortstop Chops Stops ‘Stros

Past Time: Hitter’s Paradise — Cobb, Mays, and Donnie Baseball

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 … Continue reading Past Time: Hitter’s Paradise — Cobb, Mays, and Donnie Baseball

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

Bring on the Second Half!

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 … Continue reading Bring on the Second Half!