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A New Beginning for Astros in April

May 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While the Astros 9-14 record in April was a disappointment, it was better than the last 2 Aprils and there were some encouraging signs.  The Astros outscored their opposition104-100 which should have equated to a record of about 12-11. It is still too soon to determine if young players like Jose Altuve, J.D.Martinez, Jordan Schafer, […]

Fun With Retrosheet: League Leaders With the Fewest Games Played

October 16, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Cliff Blau recently mentioned to me that Vince Barton led the NL in getting hit by pitches in 1931 despite playing only 66 games and wondered what were the fewest games for players leading their respective leagues in a hitting category. So since major league baseball returned to a 150+ game schedule in 1904 (and […]

Story of 1921 Expertly Researched and Written

July 12, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

1921: The Yankees, The Giants, & The Battle For Baseball Supremacy In New York by Lyle Spatz and Steve Steinberg is one of the best books I’ve read in quite some time.  Spatz and Steinberg put a lot of time and effort into their 515-page recollection of the 1921 season and it shows.  In fact, […]

Ode To The ‘Roid Bums

April 27, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

It was back in the 90’s when Fay V. was “commish,” A clean game of baseball was his ultimate wish. He saw the potential for the game to go bad, He warned of expulsion for the drug-using lad. A few years would pass and the long balls were flying, As the skeptics and purists were […]