Hey baseball fans! Today’s blog is about a very interesting award that was only around in the 1950s. It isn’t really that well-known, but if you read my Frank Malzone interview, you should know that he won the Sophomore of the Year Award. The Sophomore of the Year Award was created in 1953. It was awarded […]
The Hall of Fame has announced that eight players (and two executives) are to be considered for induction into the Hall in what is being called the Golden Age Ballot. Sixteen individuals (including some Hall of Famers) will vote for the candidates on Dec. 5, 2011 at the Baseball Writers Winter Meetings and twelve votes […]
â€œIn the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan; Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone.â€ – Christina Rossetti Doubleday Field, Cooperstown The winter meetings have come and gone. Theo Epstein (currently known in New England as Santa Claus) and the Boston Red Sox have succeeded brilliantly in signing both Adrian Gonzalez and Carl […]
Ron Santo, el legendario antesalista de los Cachorros de Chicago, falleciÃ³ el 02 de diciembre de 2010. (Ron Santo the legendary third baseman of the Chicago Cubs passed away this December 2nd, 2010.
Aquella noche de julio de 1968, mis hermanos mezclaban el bÃ©isbol con las pÃ¡ginas de sus cuadernos de matemÃ¡ticas de bachillerato. Hablaban de un juego de estrellas. Su discusiÃ³n mÃ¡s enconada tenÃa que ver con dos tipos que jugaban en un lugar que ellos llamaban â€œla esquina calienteâ€. Felipe se referÃa a Brooks Robinson como si lo conociera desde mucho tiempo. â€œBrooks Robinson es capaz de agarrar un toque de bola con los ojos cerrados y sacar por un paso al corredor mÃ¡s rÃ¡pidoâ€. JesÃºs Mario metÃa las manos en los bolsillos del pantalÃ³n de caqui. â€œRon Santo hace todas las jugadas, lo he visto hasta hacerle asistencia a Don Kessingerâ€
Itâ€™s been hours now since the news of our beloved Chicago icon has hit the airwaves, and weâ€™ve all dealt with the passing in various ways. When I first got the news, my initial thought was â€œI have to be at Wrigley. I have to be home.â€ I’ve spent the majority of today in thought […]
Last month Bobby Aguilera posted an article in which he listed a roster of players who he feels are the best at each position who aren’t in the Hall of Fame, including two of the biggest snubs of all time, Dick Allen and Ron Santo.Â Then Graham Womack responded with a roster of his own, […]