Just how different from today’s was the profile of the major-league ballplayer in 1940? Come along with Steve as he explores a treasure trove of data he excavated from a musty little used book shop in Cooperstown.
Dan takes another look at an aging sabermetric conclusion
Mostly Nationals in the Independence Day version of the report
J.D. Drew might be out for the rest of the season, Troy Glaus hit his 200th career HR, Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 1st July 4 HR and the rest of the news around the majors.
In the first of an occasional series, Steve examines each of MLB’s expansion franchises: how did they approach the challenge of constucting a roster, and how well or poorly did they pull it off? This time we look at the true pioneers, the Los Angeles Angels and the (new) Washington Senators.
The more things change…
Looking back on a monster performance by Joe Gordon
Steve, er, closes his four-part series focusing on modern bullpen usage — how it came to be, and where it might be headed. And he (finally!) gets around to offering answers to those questions he’s been dragging around for three weeks!
Steve’s examination of the modern bullpen has been through the LOOGYs: we’re ready to bring on the Closer.
The Yankees have a shakeup, Juan Rincon is suspended, Kerry Wood will be out at least 3 weeks and the rest of the news around the majors.
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!