Someday soon, Barry Bonds will become the first man to hit 756 home runs. But on July 23, 1890, Harry Stovey became the first to hit 100. Richard looks back at his life and career.
It’s woe to the ‘Spos, Jays and Bucs, and glee to Chiefs Wahoo and Nokahoma. Bring on the mid-90s!
What happens when Afrika Bambaataa meets Mark Buehrle? Only the Secret Society of Crafty Soft Tossers knows for sure.
A look at whether a healthy Ken Griffey Jr. would have out-homered Barry Bonds.
Oh, relax. Bonds’ record won’t end baseball as we know it.
Schoolboy Rowe and Hank Greenberg both played for Beaumont in the Texas League in 1932. Greenberg hit 39 home runs and drove in 131 runs and Rowe was 19-7 with a 2.34 ERA. Beaumont went 100-51.
Did you know that right-handed batters have to defend a bigger strike zone than lefties?
Lefty, righty, loosey, tighty, it’s time for wholes greater than sums of parts.
Look, the 1899 Spiders are the worst. No one can compete. But can you guess who came out as the worst team of the 20th century? Believe me, if I gave you five guesses, you still would not get it right.
… to help rewrite the history of MLB’s “steroid era”
On July 7, 1958, Glenn Hoffman was born. Why do we remember him? He is just one of the many brothers who found themselves watching as their siblings went on to greater glory.
Rather than sit around a bar stool debating who the worst teams ever are, let’s run 1000 computer sims of the game’s 28 worst clubs. First, to determine which teams go in the hopper.
Jeff dives into the numbers and determines which expansion-era teams were streakiest.
Scott Boras is priming baseball and the public for A-Rod’s opt-out
Jeff takes an in-depth look at the past, present, and future of the unheralded second round of the amateur draft.
A new look at the 1934 World Series champs would be a hit but for too many errors
Having looked at starting pitcher leveraging of the last few months, there’s still another issue to tackle: which franchises did it the most.
A look at past top high school pitching prospects with an eye towards this Thursday’s draft.
Could the Cardinals have won it all in 1941 if they had just brought up their young phenom a little earlier? Guy named Musial?
Read and find out when starting pitcher leveraging rose and fell over the decades.