With the season nearing the halfway point, it’s a good time to check on hitters that are on target for the triple milestones of a .300 batting average, 30 home runs and 100 RBIs and which pitchers are on a pace for 20 wins, 200 strikeouts and an ERA under 3.00. Since pitchers have recorded […]
Okay, I’m just going to throw some numbers out there for you. They are pitching numbers, the heart of them etched in the 1960s and 70s. Before we start, keep in mind that three of the six pitchers statistically chronicled here are in the Hall of Fame. (a) 14 years, 209-166, 2.95, 49 shutouts, 3432 […]
We have just wrapped up Black History Month in Canada, and, interestingly enough, baseball played a major role in at least two of our nationâ€™s many celebratory moments. A stamp was issued in honour of Ferguson Jenkins on February 1 and at the end of the month a commemorative plaque was placed on the Montreal […]
Las sombras de Polo Grounds persiguen al pequeÃ±o centerfielder de los Gigantes de Nueva York que corre como un velocista de 100 metros. Lo Ãºnico que se ve es el 24 burbujeando en la zona de seguridad, Willie Mays estirÃ³ el guante y la pelota aterrizÃ³ en la malla, parecÃa estar leyendo un libro. GirÃ³ y lanzÃ³ al cuadro en medio de su caida, a un lado flotaba la gorra.
What’s the measure of a person?Â How do you gauge his or her character? It’s the sort of question that people have been debating for years. Indeed, no less than the founder of the American Newspaper Guild, the late Heywood Campbell Broun, once weighed in on the topic. “Sports do not build character,” he remarked. […]
Twenty five years ago today one of the most hallowed records in baseball history was broken when Pete Rose singled to left field against San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Show (whoâ€™s tumultuous life and death were chronicled by ESPNâ€™s Outside the Lines)Â for career hit number 4,192, passing the legendary Ty Cobb. Fireworks instantly went off […]
It was a month ago, on a sweltering June 19, that the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum introduced four new members to its ranks. Joining such former inductees as Gary Carter; Joe Carter; Andre Dawson; Tony Fernandez; Ferguson Jenkins; Jim McKean; Tip Oâ€™Neil; Jackie Robinson; and Larry Walker were two recently retired ball […]
Put it in ink: the 300-game winner has gone the way of the buffalo nickel and Sunday doubleheader. The late-winter retirements of Randy Johnson and Tom Glavine mean that none of the 300-win pitchers are still active, although 10 are still alive: Steve Carlton, Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux,Â Phil Niekro, Gaylord Perry, Nolan Ryan, Tom […]