The skipper has called time, and is heading out to the mound. He’s pointing to his left arm — that’s right, it’s time for yet another LOOGY appearance. And this time, we’ll be seeing not just the Hard-Core stuff, but the Really Hard-Core version!
Looking back at the most tragic of player–the “what might have been”
So you think you know your LOOGYs, do ya? Have you explored the Primordial LOOGY Ooze? Didn’t think so. Come on, gear up. We’re goin’ in.
Okay, so they weren’t very good. But they were, almost certainly, the most peculiar team of all time.
We’re witnessing the exploits of some of history’s best pitchers. But look who is lurking in the shadows.
Steve finds that fateful fork in the road, at which Dave Kingman missed the sign to Cooperstown, and headed off for Mudville instead.
Studes uses Win Shares to rank the biggest deals in baseball history.
Had enough of musclebound, steroid-fueled behemoths this offseason? Well, here’s a story about a little man with a big bat.
Gleeman decides if Tony Oliva deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.
What if Teddy Ballgame had never missed a game due to military service? Or Joe DiMaggio? Or Hank Greenberg or Johnny Mize? Or anyone else? Find out here, in exquisite detail!
We complete the saga of what might have been the most talented team ever to win nothing. If Hemingway had concocted a baseball story, it probably would have gone something like this.
On August 12, 1987, Doyle Alexander was traded for minor leaguer John Smoltz. Fans of both teams have said they’re pretty happy with this trade. Should they be?
A look back at the life and times of Detroit Tigers ace Tommy Bridges.
It’s Chapter Two in the three-part tale of the team that rode quite a roller coaster. Leo the Lip is now at the controls: hang on tight!
Thanks to some observant readers, we found an error in our Win Shares Trading Balance Sheet, and we have re-calculated the results. Surprisingly, there are new teams at the top and bottom of the charts; can you guess who they are?
By using Win Shares to evaluate every trade in baseball history, we’ve determined which teams have the best and worst trading records of the expansion era. This is just the first in a series of articles covering MLB’s past trades.
In the first installment of a three-parter, Steve chronicles the saga of the Chicago Cubs in one of the most interesting (though not ultimately successful) periods of their long history. Extra bonus points if you can keep track of all of the “head coaches.”
A look back at one of baseball’s finest — and most well travelled — pinch hitters
Del Pratt and Larry Doyle. Tilly Walker and Cy Williams. George Burns and George Burns. (No, not that George Burns.) They’re all here! Check your spitter at the door and come on in.
Steve takes a close look at the decade of the 1910s, and the transition between the Deadball and live ball eras. We see that there were quite a number of dazzling hitting performances obscured by spit, slime, scratches, and stains.