Willie Mays came up to the Giants on May 25, 1951. He led the team to the National League pennant that year. Buster Posey came up the the Giants (after a sip of coffee in 2009) on May 29, 2010. He led the team to the National League pennant this year. In 1951, Mays had […]
A month ago, we challenged readers to predict the eight major league teams that would make the postseason. Most of the races seemed easy to call at that point. But… Nearly everyone got the American League right, but the NL’s wild finish tripped up most contestants. Just four people—about 10 percent of the entrants—were able […]
So that’s five individual no-hitters this season, not counting the one that wasn’t. That’s no record, but still remarkable. Add in Armando Galarraga‘s no-no-no, and the half dozen in the first four months of 2010 matches the high for any of the past 50 seasons. This is the seventh season in the past half century […]
Ty Wigginton will never get more ink. It’s the season for trade rumors, for evaluating the value of rent-a-players to teams that fancy themselves contenders, for sorting out the buyers from the can’t-decides from the sellers. Often, it’s the time of year when fans of teams in the last category watch their teams peddle their […]
They have to be better, don’t they? Don’t they?
Or rather, talked, for 25 minutes, to longtime Boston sportscaster Bob Lobel in the empty Fenway Park stands on a sunny September day in 1997. For reasons not explained, Lobel put the tape of the interview away for 13 years. Now, a year or so after he lost his anchor job, eight years after Williams’ […]
Holliday’s error illustrates an argument for the designated hitter in the NL.
Book review: Durocher tells it as he thought it was
Who’s No. 1? It’s Strange.
Oh, oh, October
It isn’t suffering. It’s destiny.
A forgotten baseball writer and his novel come to light
Any team can have a bad century, but…
Five questions that will define the 2007 Cubs. Can the Cubs return to contention with their offseason of spending?