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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Thoughts on Modern Baseball Issues

Driving to work recently, I was listening to MLB radio on XM.  The topic was Kris Bryant's recent comments about the current Collective Bargaining Agreement and how this current offseason has hurt the brand of baseball.  This got me thinking (it happens!), and I wanted to offer a couple of amateur opinions. A lot has …

25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era: #18 Derek Jeter

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. De-rek Je-ter! De-rek Je-ter! For the foreseeable future, that chant will echo off the walls of the concrete jungle known as New York City.  Derek Jeter is a legend in Yankee lore, and …

25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #19 – Paul Molitor

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. If you're unfamiliar with Paul Molitor's abilities in the box, I'll step aside and let one of baseball's greatest hitters of all-time describe him.  When Ted Williams was asked what he saw when he …

25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #21 Ichiro Suzuki

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. The name "Ichiro" should be found in Thesauruses across the world as a synonym for the word "hit," because that's what Ichiro does.  In fact, I wonder if there are some collective groans …

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 …