On April 30, 1961 Willie Mays became just the ninth player to hit four home runs in a game. Richard looks back on Mays’ feat, and the other men who have clubbed four round-trippers in a single day.
With the postseason in full swing, the Hot Stove League hasn’t yet begun. But that stove is warming up. It’s not too early to start talking about trades.
Pennant race edition
Should hitters who are succeeding in their second or third time in Triple-A be treated differently than less experienced Triple-A hitters?
Rick looks at Vladimir Guerrero, Mariano Rivera, and others.
A look around the majors at Scott Rolen and other players whose seasons might be over.
Rick Ankiel gives Cardinals fans something positive to think about.
Video analysis of Peavy’s mechanics with a special look at how he attacks hitters.
Chad Tracy and Curt Schilling are just two players dealing with injuries who could impact the playoffs down the stretch.
Vince offers ways in which teams can tap into the secondary ticket market.
Who won? Who lost? Who has the “best mechanics”? What about the worst picks?
You might already know about Jay Bruce, but other guys are hot, too
Another use for detailed pitch data: investigating the ailing shoulder of Curt Schilling.
Which big-name hurlers’ arm troubles are most serious?
There’s a clear break between the top 10 and the rest. Check them all out in this week’s dartboard.
Into the 1990s, is the American League finally, really, actually catching up?
And other baseball ailments, from the Baseball Injury Report
And other questions answered in this week’s Baseball Injury Report.
The latest regarding Huston Street, Pablo Ozuna and more.
Blalock’s rib and other body parts