Past Time: The Two Hardest Strikeouts in History

I grew up idolizing Don Mattingly.  I always love talking about his career strikeouts.  In 7,003 official at-bats, Donnie Baseball only struck out 444 times, or once every 15.77 AB's. As amazing as that seems, he is far from the hardest batter to strike out in history.  In fact, his 15.77 is actually tied for 265th …

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Five Random Facts

With the season about six weeks away, and teams reporting in full, we are starting to feel baseball fever creeping in.  We've seen major signings in the last few days, including J.D. Martinez finally (and inevitably) signing with the Red Sox and Eric Hosmer trading in his Royal blues for Padre robes. Baseball is full …

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 …

25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #23 Jeff Bagwell

​We continue our countdown of the top 25 hitters of the free agent era.  All posts can be found here. Jeff Bagwell was born in Boston and grew up a Red Sox fan.  He was drafted by the Red Sox in 1989. And then, he was traded by the Red Sox.  In 1990, "Bags" was …

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 …