As the College World Series opens, a look at the starts of yore.
What do you mean you’re good at winning one-run games?
On January 7, 1982 Francisco Rodriguez—K-Rod to his fans—was born. This is just one of the historically important closer births this week.
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Adrian Gonzalez has done something this year that Ted Williams and Barry Bonds never did.
The Oakland A’s once scored four runs or more in 17 straight games and won them all.
Spanning a vast Southwest landscape, it was vibrantly colorful, fleeting but amazing.
Bud Selig is a fine steward of the game when things go well, but he’s dangerous when he tries to, you know, do anything. Here’s a good example of that: Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig reportedly is considering restoring the crown to Aaron, who lost it in 2007 to Barry Bonds . . . […]
On Feb. 5, 1934 Hank Aaron was born in Alabama. Aaron is the all-time leader in RBI, total bases and extra-base hits. Of course, not all records are quite as notable. This week Richard looks back on some lesser-known all-time leaders.
On Jan. 31, 1891, Goat Cochran was born. Cochran was just one of the players born on this date who would go on to earn a memorable moniker. Richard looks at some of the more distinctively dubbed players.
On Oct. 4, 1944, Tony LaRussa was born. Like many great skippers, if LaRussa the manager had been stuck with lots of LaRussa players, many wins likely would not have come.