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  • Who Was Ty Cobb: The History We Know That's Wrong

    04/26/2016 6:47:57 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 36 replies
    imprimis.hillsdale.edu ^ | March 2016 | Charles Leehrsen
    Ty Cobb was one of the greatest baseball players of all time and king of the so-called Deadball Era. He played in the major leagues—mostly for the Detroit Tigers but a bit for the Philadelphia Athletics—from 1905 to 1928, and was the first player ever voted into the Hall of Fame. His lifetime batting average of .366 is amazing, and has never been equaled. But for all that, most Americans think of him first as an awful person—a racist and a low-down cheat who thought nothing of injuring his fellow players just to gain another base or score a run....
  • THE GREATEST PLAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY?

    04/25/2016 2:46:28 PM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | 04/25/2016 | Steve Hayward
    Today is the 40th anniversary of the greatest play in baseball history: Chicago Cubs outfielder Rick Monday snatching away an American flag from two hooligans determined to set it afire at Dodger stadium in Los Angeles. Scott reviewed this episode here on Power Line back in 2005 (and maybe Paul has, too, but I missed it in my archival search). But here’s the video of the episode with Monday’s recent comments about it at the end. Pay close attention to the narration by the great Vin Scully at the very beginning (this year being Scully’s last in the broadcast booth...
  • Cruz Campaign Manager Held Up "Cruz 2016" Sign During Live ESPN Broadcast

    04/25/2016 9:05:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Trent Baker
    A man was seen on the ESPN broadcast of the Boston Red Sox at the Houston Astros game Sunday holding up a “Cruz 2016” sign.
  • Arrieta throws 2nd career no-hitter as Cubs beat Reds 16-0

    04/21/2016 7:37:21 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 04/21/2016 | JOE KAY (AP Sports Writer)
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs pitched his second no-hitter in a span of 11 regular-season starts, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 rout Thursday night.
  • Milt Pappas, Cagey All-Star Traded for Hall of Famer, Dies at 76

    04/20/2016 9:35:06 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | Bruce Weber
    Milt Pappas, a cagey right-hander who won more than 200 big league games but whose most memorable, if unlucky, legacy is that he was traded for the future Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson in what has been considered one of the most lopsided exchanges in baseball history, died on Tuesday at his home in Beecher, Ill. He was 76.
  • Rant on baseball and online radio (vanity)

    04/12/2016 8:11:50 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 24 replies
    4/12/'16 | Self
    Okay people. You all know that this year is the 100th anniversary of the Cubs' first season in Wrigley Field. You also know that as of last year the national version of WGN no longer carries Cubs games. The Chicago station does, but the "superstation" apparently makes more money showing episode after episode after episode of a show called "Bluebloods" (which I know absolutely nothing about) than it does showing the Cubbies. So I looked up the radio station that currently carries the games and found it online. Well guess what? At game time I get the very beginning but...
  • Who Was Ty Cobb? The History We Know That’s Wrong

    04/12/2016 6:43:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Imprimis ^ | April 12, 2016 | Charles Leerhsen
    Ty Cobb was one of the greatest baseball players of all time and king of the so-called Deadball Era. He played in the major leagues—mostly for the Detroit Tigers but a bit for the Philadelphia Athletics—from 1905 to 1928, and was the first player ever voted into the Hall of Fame. His lifetime batting average of .366 is amazing, and has never been equaled. But for all that, most Americans think of him first as an awful person—a racist and a low-down cheat who thought nothing of injuring his fellow players just to gain another base or score a run....
  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Baseball

    04/11/2016 11:54:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 6, 2016 | Jay Caspian Kang
    y instinct, honed reflex and general contrarianism, I root for all “flashy” “showboats” who are “disgraces to the game.” It has been this way since I left Boston at age 10 to move to North Carolina, a state with no notable baseball team save the minor-league Durham Bulls, who, at least when I was growing up, seemed more a Hollywood relic than a ball club. Freed from having to like the Red Sox, I began to root for Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics, mostly because I liked how deeply he squatted while taking a lead off first base. He...
  • An ESPN host wore a t-shirt on air mocking the Cleveland Indians' controversial logo

    04/08/2016 5:38:19 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/07/2016 | Cork Gaines
    ESPN host Bomani Jones wore a "Caucasians" t-shirt mocking the Cleveland Indians' "Chief Wahoo" logo during the "Mike & Mike" show on Thursday. The shirt includes the word "Caucasians" in the Indians' font, with a character based on "Chief Wahoo" that has white skin (instead of red), a basic nose (instead of a large, hooked nose), blonde hair (instead of dark hair parted, and held down by a head band), and a dollar sign (instead of a feather). Here are the two logos side-by-side:
  • Cleveland Indians debut 'Slider Dog'...which has Froot Loops on it (NOT an Apr. Fools Joke)

    04/01/2016 10:59:49 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 14 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | April 1, 2016 | Brett Smiley
    We're used to wacky ballpark foods and baseball promotions but this one is in a league of its own: a hot dog topped with mac 'n cheese, bacon and Froot Loops. The Cleveland Indians announced in January that they would be introducing some new hot dog varieties at Progressive Field, and maybe you thought it was a joke. It is not. Locals may have known that because there's a restaurant named "Happy Dog" in Cleveland that sells all sorts of creations. A representative at Happy Dog told FOX Sports that they regularly offer numerous hot dog toppings -- including Froot...
  • Philadelphia officially apologizes to Jackie Robinson

    03/31/2016 12:38:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2016 3:24 PM EDT
    Philadelphia is officially apologizing to Jackie Robinson for the shameful way he was treated in the City of Brotherly Love. The City Council passed a resolution Thursday naming April 15 as a day to honor Robinson’s achievements and to apologize for the racism he faced while visiting Philadelphia in 1947. …
  • Fan arrested at Rays game in apparent protest of trip to Cuba

    03/26/2016 11:44:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    ESPN.com news services ^ | March 26, 016
    A fan attending Saturday night's Tampa Bay-Pittsburgh game in Bradenton, Florida, was arrested after charging the field and throwing two bottles into the Rays dugout in an apparent protest of the team's trip to Cuba earlier this week. Bradenton police arrested a man of Cuban descent in the top of the seventh inning at McKechnie Field and charged him with trespassing, assault and starting affray, Lt. John Affolter said.
  • Baseball legend and Joe Garagiola, Sr. dies

    03/23/2016 12:51:11 PM PDT · by PallMal · 35 replies
    WABC Arizona 15 ^ | March 23, 2016 | Shane Dale
    Baseball legend and former Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Joe Garagiola, Sr., has died, the D-backs announced Wednesday. Garagiola was 90 years old.
  • Baseball, broadcasting legend Garagiola dies

    03/23/2016 12:46:31 PM PDT · by NJRighty · 44 replies
    mlb.com ^ | 3/23/16 | Marty Noble
    A pleasant and caring man, one who reveled in his mostly modest playing career in the big leagues, his receded -- not receding -- hairline and, it seemed, all facets and phases of his decades on the planet, has left us behind, behind and smiling. Joe Garagiola, a most entertaining, engaging and convivial sort, has died, bringing to an end a full, rich life and leaving the game without one its most enduring personalities, an energetic crusader and folksy humorist.
  • UNREAL=> ISIS Murders 34 in Brussels – Obama Goes to Baseball Game

    03/22/2016 12:14:47 PM PDT · by McGruff · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 22, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the deadly bombings in Brussels today. At least 34 people were killed in the attacks. 9 Americans were injured in the blasts – several are in critical condition. One suicide bomb went off and at least one suitcase bomb at the Brussels airport. President Obama devoted 50 seconds to the bombings. Then he went to a baseball game. Presidents Obama and Castro seated next to each other at Cuba v @RaysBaseball game.
  • Reports from Cuba: It is forbidden to applaud for Obama at the baseball game

    03/21/2016 6:50:41 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 37 replies
    The Bobalu Blog ^ | March 21, 2016 | Alberto De La Cruz
    “Do not applaud when Barack Obama enters and do not wear caps or hats,” are some of the verbal warnings that accompany the entry tickets that are being distributed for the baseball game between the Cuban team and the Tampa Bay Rays on 22 March at the Latin American Stadium in Havana. The National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) has announced that the game will be by invitation only. The tickets are being handed out to members of the Communist Party, the Young Communists Union and trusted officials, according to information from several sources. Military training schools...
  • Chicago Cubs skipper, players disagree with city's ban of chewing tobacco at ballparks

    03/17/2016 9:13:17 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 38 replies
    UPI ^ | 3/16/16 | Doug G. Ware
    There was a time that chewing tobacco was as much a part of baseball as Louisville Slugger, Rawlings and Gatorade. Not anymore. This summer, Chicago will become the fourth American city to ban smokeless chewing tobacco at sports venues -- including Major League Baseball ballparks Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field. That means not only can't fans use the substance, but players and managers can't, either. And it's a law that has some members of the Chicago Cubs less than thrilled. <> Chicago follows Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston in implementing the ban at sporting venues. The entire state...
  • Adam LaRoche to Quit After Feud With White Sox Over Son

    03/17/2016 5:30:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    AP/NY TIMES ^ | 3/16/16
    Told to reduce his son’s time in the clubhouse, Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche took a different path: He said he planned to retire and walk away from a $13 million salary. The president of the White Sox, Kenny Williams, confirmed Wednesday that he had twice asked LaRoche in the last week to “dial it back” with his 14-year-old son, Drake.
  • Politifact Virginia: Bill Clinton claims gun ownership down in America

    03/13/2016 9:52:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 32 replies
    WWBT ^ | March 11, 2016 | Diane Walker
    The former president took on the NRA at a campaign rally for his wife. He said each year gun ownership has gone down slightly in America, but PolitiFact says that's only half true. They looked at poll data, and gun ownership has fluctuated, up and down. Pew Research says there's no definitive data on the subject,
  • Phyllis Schlafly wants ‘foreign players’ out of American baseball

    03/11/2016 4:33:33 PM PST · by reegs · 39 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 3/11/2016 | Twitchy Staff
    This foreign influx into our National Pastime may help explain why our youth is abandoning baseball. Youth who play baseball have declined by more than 40% since 2000, and some communities where baseball was once booming now struggle to fill teams. Television ratings for World Series games are less than half what they were three decades ago. Baseball owners are doing the same thing that big corporations do – bring in foreign labor to take jobs that should go to Americans. American baseball players are better, as the awards and Hall of Fame prove, but perhaps baseball owners think that...
  • A Flying Baseball Bat, a Dad’s Instinct and a Photograph

    03/09/2016 7:38:39 AM PST · by heartwood · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 8, 2016 | Karen Workman
    A father stops a flying baseball bat that was inches away from hitting his son’s face. A photographer captures the moment. You can guess what happens next. “It’s been crazy,” said Shaun Cunningham, 37, the father from Ocala, Fla., who has been declared a hero in several headlines. “The last 24 hours have been out of control.” The near-hit happened on Saturday while Cunningham and his 8-year-old son, Landon, were cheering on the Atlanta Braves in a spring training game in Orlando against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Christopher Horner, a photographer for The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, took the photo that has ricocheted...
  • Fantasy Baseball Openings

    03/08/2016 10:06:55 AM PST · by newbie 10-21-00 · 6 replies
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    We have a freeper fantasy baseball league entering its 15 season that has two openings for managers I can't get a hold of. It's a six keeper player, 5 X 5 roto format. Freepmail me if you are interested.
  • Texas Ranger's Baseball Team local Super Bowl commercial

    02/24/2016 8:09:22 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 4 replies
    TexasRangers@Rangers ^ | 2016 | Chuck Morgan
    This commercial played as a local spot in the Super Bowl as a promo to sell season tickets. The "They're pissed off" refers to the Houston Astros and the LAAAAAAAAA Angels. Kind of a fun 30 second spot They're still Pissed
  • Godfather Trump Now Threatens Cub Owners

    02/24/2016 10:03:04 AM PST · by raptor22 · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The media obsession with “dirty tricks” by Sen. Ted Cruz stands in stark contrast to the benign neglect of the slash and burn tactics of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. The media seems to be treating Trump’s slanders and threats the way they coddled Vice President Joe Biden, with the chattering class seemingly uttering in unison, “Oh, that’s just The Donald.” As Sean Hannity noted on his Twitter feed, Trump tweeted recently a version of his “don’t mess with me” mantra, summing up his modus operandi very concisely: “I’m very proud of this record. Wouldn’t this be good to have for...
  • Original SF Giant Jim Davenport dies

    02/19/2016 12:21:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    SFGate ^ | February 19, 2016 | Henry Schulman
    Jim Davenport, an original San Francisco Giant who went on to a long career with the organization after his playing days as a third baseman, has died, the Giants announced Friday morning. He was 82... Davenport came up with the Giants in 1958, their first year in San Francisco, and spent his entire 12-year playing career in the orange and black. He was a career .258 hitter...
  • Why the Indians will win the AL Central over the Royals in 2016

    02/17/2016 6:25:23 AM PST · by NRx · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-16-2016 | Barry Svrluga
    Look at their team. The Royals can't win it? Right? Right?This is, of course, exactly how Kansas City fans would prefer all of baseball to analyze their team, because the whole us-against-the-world thing has produced two pennants and a World Series title in the past two years.What we have here, though, will play right into their hands, because the American League Central joins the American League East as perhaps the only divisions in baseball in which all five teams have legitimate designs on the postseason (and we can debate the level of legitimacy of those designs all summer).One thing we...
  • Yu277

    02/09/2016 4:53:20 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 2 replies
    Guess my favorite player? Waiting for him to return after Tommy John surgery last year 277 Strikeout Montage
  • James 'Red' Moore, Negro League legend passes away at 99

    02/08/2016 12:41:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Nick Diunte
    James "Red " Moore, a long-time first baseman in the Negro Leagues, passed away in Atlanta, Georgia on February 6, 2016. He was 99. Born November 18, 1916 in Atlanta, Moore developed his talents at Booker T. Washington High School. His exploits in the field and at the plate attracted the attention of the Chattanooga Choo Choos of the Negro Southern League in 1935. Word of his play at first base spread through the league and he was picked up by the famed Newark Eagles of the Negro National League in 1936. He joined an infield that earned the nickname...
  • Babe Ruthe; The ultimate highlights

    02/07/2016 11:02:01 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 17 replies
    Now that the NFL nonsense is finished it is time to get ready for Baseball
  • Trump: Bush family used eminent domain to build a baseball park

    02/07/2016 9:24:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/7/16 | Bradford Richardson
    Following attacks from primary rival Jeb Bush about his past use of eminent domain, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Bush family of using the practice to build a baseball stadium in Texas. "Eminent domain is a very important thing," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." "Jeb Bush doesn't understand what it means, and if you look into the Bush family - I found this five minutes ago - they used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas, where they own, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers." When host George Stephanopoulos said that was Jeb's...
  • Longest Home Runs in MLB History HD

    02/07/2016 4:04:06 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 48 replies
    Kind of a fun watch Pitchers and catchers report in 13 days
  • Modern Baseball Traced to Ancient Greeks

    02/06/2016 3:03:42 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 25 replies
    The Stanford Daily ^ | May 5, 1926 | Edward Sibbett
    Baseball, as baseball, is not yet half a century old. The making of the first; ball is attributed to the Lydians, and it is true that ball-playing was a favorite way of recreation with the ancient Greeks. Although the greatest game of baseball probably had its origin long ago with the stages of its evolution being marked by "Club Ball," j "Rounders,"
  • It's time for the National League to adopt the DH

    01/24/2016 12:03:41 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 75 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 24, 2016 | Jim Bowden
    The change: Implement the designated hitter rule in the National League. How it would work: The DH rule would be in effect for all professional games in every league at all levels -- with no exceptions. I spent most of my front-office career in the National League, and have always preferred the game played without the DH rule. I like the late-inning strategies, the double-switches and deciding whether to take out your best pitcher when you're tied or down a run. I also like the fact that the bench and bullpens are more important in game strategy without a DH....
  • MLB Exploring Adding Designated Hitter to NL: Latest Details, Reaction

    01/21/2016 3:37:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 90 replies
    bleacherrepot.com ^ | Jan. 21, 2016 | Alec Nathan
    Major League Baseball is exploring the possibility of making the designated hitter a staple of the National League as soon as 2017, according to Newsday's David Lennon.Commissioner Rob Manfred reportedly said the idea is "gaining momentum," per Lennon. Although the potential change could ruffle the feathers of baseball purists, Lennon cited several reasons MLB is seeking to implement the DH in the NL:
  • New MLB rule will require teams have full-time Spanish translators

    01/12/2016 2:07:55 PM PST · by Canedawg · 17 replies
    yahoo ^ | Jan 12, 2016 | Chris Cwik
    The league recently sent out memos to clubs outlining the new policy, according to ...(espn).
  • Hall of Fame baseball player Monte Irvin dies at 96

    01/12/2016 1:59:43 PM PST · by Jolla · 8 replies
    SFGate ^ | 1/12/16
    Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, a power-hitting outfielder who starred for the New York Giants in the 1950s in a career abbreviated by major league baseball's exclusion of black players, has died. He was 96.
  • Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    01/06/2016 5:43:29 PM PST · by Mariner · 37 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | January 6th, 2016 | Mike Oz
    Of the 32 names on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, only two were approved Wednesday by baseball writers to join the immortals inside Cooperstown: Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza. They're two iconic sluggers of the 1990s with 1,057 homers between them, whose paths will cross again when they're inducted July 24. Griffey, on his first ballot, earned 99.3 percent of the vote, a total that surpasses Tom Seaver's record of 98.84 in 1992. Griffey missed three ballots. Piazza, in his fourth Hall of Fame campaign, received 83 percent, up from the 69.9 percent that left him outside of...
  • MLB Hall of Fame

    01/06/2016 3:05:02 PM PST · by Jolla · 70 replies
    MLB ^ | 1/6/2016 | vanity
    Ken Griffey Jr and Mike Piazza - MLB Hall of Fame Class 2016
  • 42 days...

    01/06/2016 7:05:56 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    Spring Training Countdown ^ | 01.06.2016 | Self
    http://www.springtrainingcountdown.com/
  • Sandy Koufax turns 80 today

    12/30/2015 1:18:43 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | December 30, 2015
    Sandy Koufax, the great Dodgers pitcher, turns 80 today. Happy birthday, Sandy! Wikipedia article Career statistics Baseball Hall of Fame Top stats to know as Sandy Koufax turns 80 Watch Sandy Koufax Highlights on Legend's 80th Birthday Direct link to video: Legend Series: Sandy Koufax HighlightsIMDb
  • Jim O'Toole, Reds 1960s Star Pitcher, Dies at 78

    12/27/2015 10:43:31 AM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | December 27, 2015 | Dan Sewell
    Jim O'Toole, a star pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds in the 1960s, has died after a long battle with cancer. O'Toole was 78... He was the National League's starting pitcher in the 1963 All-Star Game. O'Toole called that one of his proudest career moments, recalling that manager Alvin Dark chose him to start with a roster that included future Hall of Fame pitchers Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Juan Marichal and Warren Spahn...
  • Dodger Stadium's first statue will be of Jackie Robinson

    12/22/2015 3:51:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 69 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 22, 2015 | Steve Dilbeck
    The Dodgers are finally going the statue route at Dodger Stadium and on Tuesday announced the first would be of Jackie Robinson. The Dodgers said the statue will be 9 to 10 feet tall and located at a stadium site to be determined during the 2016 season.
  • Hal 'Skinny' Brown, former MLB pitcher, dies at 91

    12/18/2015 4:20:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Greensboro News & Record ^ | December 18, 2015 | Staff Reports
    Greensboro resident Hal "Skinny" Brown, who pitched in the major leagues for 14 seasons, has died at age 91 ... Brown, who was 6 feet 2 and 180 pounds during his playing days, compiled a record of 85-92 with a 3.81 earned-run average in 358 appearances with the Chicago White Sox (1951-52), Boston Red Sox (1953-55), Baltimore Orioles (1955-62), New York Yankees (1962) and Houston Colt .45s (1963-64) ...
  • Swinging strike three for Charlie Hustler

    12/15/2015 8:39:37 AM PST · by BluesDuke · 36 replies
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | 14 December 2015 | Yours Truly
    Yes, I would rather be thinking aloud about such things as Jeff Samardzija’s slightly ridiculous contract. (Shades of Bud Black.) About whether John Lackey’s and (especially) Jason Heyward’s signings with the Cubs really do make them a 2016 World Series entrant. (Berra’s Law still applies, as the 2015 Nationals can tell you.) About how much financial flexibility Michael Cuddyer’s retirement leaves the Mets. (Some, but maybe not quite enough to think about re-signing Yoenis Cespedes.) Or Johnny Cueto signing with the Giants. Among other things. But commissioner Rob Manfred has let it be known that Pete Rose isn’t going to...
  • Pete Rose's request for baseball reinstatement denied by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    12/14/2015 9:44:08 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 75 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Christian Red
    Charlie Hustle is still out. Baseball's hit king Pete Rose got an early Christmas present from MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, and it wasn't what Rose had on his wish list.
  • The Slow Destruction Of Pete Reiser, The Greatest Player Who Never Was

    12/13/2015 1:07:31 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Stacks - Deadline ^ | March 12, 2015 | W.C. Heinz
    The following piece was originally published in the March, 1958 issue of True, and is excerpted from The Top of His Game, a collection of W.C. Heinz's best sportswriting. It is reprinted here with permission from Gayl Heinz. "Down in Los Angeles," says Garry Schumacher, who was a New York baseball writer for 30 years and is now assistant to Horace Stoneham, president of the San Francisco Giants, "they think Duke Snider is the best center fielder the Dodgers ever had. They forget Pete Reiser. The Yankees think Mickey Mantle is something new. They forget Reiser, too." Maybe Pete Reiser...
  • Nationals manager Dusty Baker makes race-sensitive comments; defends Chapman

    12/11/2015 5:46:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    AP ^ | December 9, 2015
    "You're always in need of left-handed pitching, left-handed hitting, and in need of speed," he said. "I think that's the number one thing that's missing, I think, in the game is speed. You know, with the need for minorities, you can help yourself — you've got a better chance of getting some speed with Latin and African-Americans. "I'm not being racist," he added. "That's just how it is."
  • Ken Johnson, Only Loser of 9-Inning No-Hitter, Dies at 82

    12/01/2015 6:30:21 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Bruce Weber
    But in perhaps the game’s starkest good-news-bad-news case, only once did a single pitcher complete a nine-inning game without yielding a hit and still manage to lose it. The man who owns that two-faced distinction, Ken Johnson, whose otherwise middling 13-year career in the major leagues included stints with seven teams, died on Saturday in Pineville, La. He was 82.
  • Obit - Ruth Hartman, original member of All-American Girls Baseball League

    11/11/2015 6:21:40 AM PST · by pa_dweller
    Reading Eagle ^ | 11/11/15 | Dan Kelly
    Ruth A. Hartman, an accomplished local sheep breeder known locally and nationally as an original member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, has died in Reading Hospital of injuries suffered over the weekend after her SUV struck a deer in Oley Township. - See more at: http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/champion-sheep-breeder-from-limekiln-remains-critical-after-weekend-accident#sthash.ih8zyVSB.dpuf
  • 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners

    11/10/2015 4:57:07 PM PST · by Artemis Webb · 19 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 11/10/15 | Drew Silva
    National League C Yadier Molina, Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks 2B Dee Gordon, Marlins 3B Nolan Arenado, Rockies SS Brandon Crawford, Giants LF Starling Marte, Pirates CF A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks RF Jason Heyward, Cardinals P Zack Greinke, Dodgers American League C Salvador Perez, Royals 1B Eric Hosmer, Royals 2B Jose Altuve, Astros 3B Manny Machado, Orioles SS Alcides Escobar, Royals LF Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers/Mets CF Kevin Kiermaier, Rays RF Kole Calhoun, Angels P Dallas Keuchel, Astros