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The Golden Era Hall of Fame Ballot

November 10, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

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 […]

El Regreso Del Bambino (The Return Of The Bambino)

September 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lo mismo da que hayan sido amarrados “pata y mano” por Bob Gibson en la Serie Mundial de 1967; que hayan desperdiciado el efecto ganador por demoralizante del “jonrón brujo” de Carlton Fisks en 1975; que a Bill Buckner lo haya “rajado como a una caña brava” un rolling fácil en el ultimo juego de […]

Fun With Retrosheet: Come-From-Behind Batting Champions

September 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Trent McCotter sent me a note yesterday pointing out that Matt Kemp has very nearly closed a recent 19-point gap in the NL batting race as part of his three-prong effort to capture the triple-crown. Which got us to wondering about the largest deficits overcome by batting champions. Since 1918, here they are: Days ToGo […]