May 28, 2015

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Is That Nuke LaLoosh Pitching in the Carolina League?

May 21, 2015 · by · Leave a Comment 

Sure, Carlos Correa looks like the monster everyone predicted he would become. He leads the Texas League in batting and his 1.105 OPS jumps right off the page. If you play in a keeper league and have not tucked him away somewhere, you should. The Houston Astros have an embarrassment of riches that Bill Gilbert must be doing handstands over. If you look down the same list of league leaders, weighing in with a paltry .941 OPS at number ten in the Texas League for batting average, there is the much maligned “Player to be Named Later:” Trea Turner. Still playing for the San Antonio Missions... [Read the full story]

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A Hall of Fame Classic Interview with Robin Yount!

May 25, 2015 · by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! The Hall of Fame Classic has finished and I have so many interviews for you (nine in total)! They will all be posted on YouTube in the next several days. Today’s interview is with a Hall of Famer, the first of four HOF interviews I have. This specific inductee played his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers and totaled over 3,000 career hits: Robin Yount! If you want to learn more about Yount, click here. Most importantly, click here to see the interview. Hope you enjoy my Hall of Fame Classic interview with Robin Yount. Thanks for watching it and check back soon... [Read the full story]

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Suns’ First Pitch Thrown By Suns’ First Pitcher

April 28, 2015 · by · Leave a Comment 

The Hagerstown Suns of the South Atlantic League asked the retiring sheriff of nearby Franklin County, Pennsylvania to throw out the first pitch for the club’s 35th home opener on April 15th, which may not seem extraordinary in any way, except this local lawman threw the actual first pitch in Suns’ history. Dane Anthony, still youthful in every way except for his thick, snow-white hair, pitched a complete game on Opening Night, 1981, defeating the Peninsula Pilots 6-2, and he was thrilled to be back on the Municipal Stadium field. “He won’t sleep tonight,” said his wife of 23 years, Teresa.... [Read the full story]

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Trevor Hoffman’s Hall of Fame Status Anything But Certain

January 15, 2015 · by · 5 Comments 

Ken Griffey Jr. and Trevor Hoffman are the headline first-timers next year on the Baseball Writers of America Hall of Fame ballot. Griffey Jr. is a slam dunk. Hoffman is not. The long-time San Diego Padres closer locked down saves for the better part of sixteen seasons, compiling a whopping 601 in his 18-year career. Hoffman is currently second in history, behind New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera. Pitching in the relative anonymity of the National League West for the lion’s share of his career, Hoffman did what many closers could not do and stayed healthy. With 2003 being the lone exception,... [Read the full story]

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Suns’ First Pitch Thrown By Suns’ First Pitcher

April 28, 2015 · by · Leave a Comment 

The Hagerstown Suns of the South Atlantic League asked the retiring sheriff of nearby Franklin County, Pennsylvania to throw out the first pitch for the club’s 35th home opener on April 15th, which may not seem extraordinary in any way, except this local lawman threw the actual first pitch in Suns’ history. Dane Anthony, still youthful in every way except for his thick, snow-white hair, pitched a complete game on Opening Night, 1981, defeating the Peninsula Pilots 6-2, and he was thrilled to be back on the Municipal Stadium field. “He won’t sleep tonight,” said his wife of 23 years, Teresa.... [Read the full story]

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A Hall of Fame Classic Interview with Robin Yount!

May 25, 2015 by

Hey baseball fans! The Hall of Fame Classic has finished and I have so many interviews for you (nine in total)! They will all be posted on YouTube in the next several days. Today’s interview is with a Hall of Famer, the first of four HOF interviews I have. This specific inductee played his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers and totaled over... Read more of this article


Hardball Retrospective – 1904 Season Replay

May 24, 2015 by

In “Hardball Retrospective: Evaluating Scouting and Development Outcomes for the Modern-Era Franchises”, I placed every ballplayer in the modern era (from 1901-present) on their original team. Therefore, Jack Chesbro is listed on the Pirates roster for the duration of his career while the Beaneaters claim Kid Nichols and the Superbas declare Fielder... Read more of this article


Arky Vaughan: Baseball’s Forgotten Star

May 17, 2015 by

Shortstop Arky Vaughan is a Hall-of-Fame baseball player yet remains one of the least remembered and under-appreciated players in the history of the game. Described by New York Times columnist Red Smith as “baseball’s most superbly forgotten man,” his relative absence from the collective baseball memory can be attributed to a number of things,... Read more of this article


Teen Kids News — Baseball Facts with Matt

May 15, 2015 by

Hey baseball fans! As some of you may know, I’ve been doing a baseball segment for Teen Kids News, a Fox 5 tv show that airs on Saturday mornings at 9:30am in NJ, and at other times around the country. My segment is called Baseball Facts with Matt.  So far, I’ve done twelve segments, each lasting around 30 – 45 seconds long.  The... Read more of this article


The Orchid

May 14, 2015 by

It was over a year ago that Tony Kornheiser aptly named Stephen Strasburg “The Orchid” in a piece he penned.  Since then the phenom who was tagged as the “best pitching prospect ever” when he entered the amateur draft in 2009, has struggled to fulfill all of that remarkable potential. Those very unique abilities are coming under... Read more of this article


Bryce and Frank

May 14, 2015 by

Frank Howard was Washington, DC’s most prodigious home run hitter, leading the American League in long balls in both 1968 and 1970, but his best year was 1969 when he hit 48, though he finished second to Harmon Killibrew that season who hit 49 to lead the Majors. Bryce Harper has hit seven home runs in the past seven games and it is generally conceded... Read more of this article


“Pennant Race/The Long Season” by Jim Brosnan

May 10, 2015 by

Jim Brosnan was a solid pitcher, most effectively in relief, for the Cubs, Cardinals, Reds, and White Sox, concluding his career in 1963 with his brief sojourn in the junior circuit. His best year by  far was in 1961 with the pennant winning Redlegs when he went 10-4 with 16 saves. Brosnan, who passed away in the summer of 2014, would be mainly remembered... Read more of this article


A Perfect Mother’s Day

May 10, 2015 by

Hey baseball fans! Happy Mother’s Day! In honor of this special day, I’m going to talk about a very special perfect game that was pitched on, you guessed it, Mother’s Day! Dallas Braden‘s mom, Jodie Atwood, never watched her son play in the MLB, but after she passed away from cancer during Braden’s senior year of high school,... Read more of this article


Corey Black: An Interview with the Chicago Cubs’ Pitching Prospect

May 3, 2015 by

Right-handed pitcher Corey Black is one of the up-and-rising prospects in baseball. With his ongoing development and steady production, he finds himself knocking on the door of the major leagues for a team with one of the most promising futures—the Chicago Cubs. Now 23, Black was selected by the New York Yankees in the fourth round of the 2012 draft... Read more of this article


The Jackie Robinson of the American League

May 2, 2015 by

Hey baseball fans! Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, but he broke the barrier as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, a National League team. So who was the first African American on an AL team? Well, this Hall of Famer played for the Newark Eagles of the Negro Leagues, missed time due to World War II, and then made his Major League... Read more of this article


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Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds Deserve Hall of Fame Induction

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Pumped Up Charges Against La Russa

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An Interview with Boston Red Sox Prospect Nick Longhi

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Growing up rooting for a baseball team, and striving to get into position to one... 


Carroll enjoys staying on his grind

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ROCHESTER, NY – More than a decade has passed since Brett Carroll roamed... 


Through the Eyes of Patriots Fan: “Hip, hip, Jorge!”

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Not only was it another beautiful evening at TD Bank park (8/17), it was also a game... 


From the Eyes of a Patriots Fan

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It was a picture perfect night for baseball on Friday (August 16th).  While... 


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