Hey baseball fans! The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot is now announced with a lot of stars’ names on the list for the first time. However, there are only five players on the list for the first time that I think deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. So, without further ado, let […]
I have been enjoying the fine bio “Branch Rickey: Baseball’s Ferocious Gentleman by Lee Lowenfish. While doing so, an internal debate has erupted in my mind. The object of discussion is the polarized feelings of those from his baseball life. Certain members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, such as Rogers Hornsby, and Ralph […]
Hey baseball fans! Now that I’ve blogged about Proficient Pitchers nicknames (part one and part two), it’s time for the hitting nicknames. Here they are: The Splendid Splinter - Ted Williams Ted’s goal as a baseball player was that when he walked down a street, a dad would say to his son: ‘Son, there’s the best hitter that […]
Medio siglo del primer no-hitter de Sandy Koufax. (Half a century from Sandy Koufax’s first no-hitter).
Cualquier aficionado al béisbol tal vez recuerde este juego. Casi seguro cualquier fanático de los Dodgers si lo ubica en su memoria. Para un cultor de Sanford Koufax, al más genuino estilo de Humberto Acosta, resultaría un sacrilegio permitir que la amnesia borrara ese momento cuando Koufax empezaba a dar muestras contundentes de su presencia […]
Frank Thomas and I have been faithful friends for nearly twenty years. I am referring to the “Original” Frank Thomas who was a rookie for the Pirates in 1951 and an original New York Met in 1962; not to confuse him with the White Sox slugger of the nineties. I met Frank at a Pirates’ […]