The 2011 World Series will be remembered as a great one despite an anti-climactic Game 7. Before that there were 4 nail-biters plus Albert Pujols epic game and an unforgettable game 6. If ever there was a team of destiny, it’s the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals. Future regular season and World Series comebacks will be […]
Â Â Â Â Independent Baseball reached another impressive milestone shortly after the major league season opened.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Appearances by rookies Tom Wilhelmsen and Aaron Crow plus a re-appearance by Eric Almonte, who is at the gameâ€™s highest level for the first time in eight years, jumped the non-affiliated branch of baseball past the 150 mark in getting […]
I’ve had a wonderful run of luck with myÂ prognostications lately. Â Seems like anytime I say X, Y actually happens and fairly quickly afterwards. Yesterday was another of those days, asÂ Fernando Salas wasÂ sent to Memphis and Bryan Augenstein made the team. Â I will admit that when the Cards plucked Augenstein from the waiver wire, I just […]
I just finished reading Leigh Montville’s biography on the Babe “The Big Bam“. I’m ashamed to say that this was the first Babe Ruth biography that I have read, especially after reading a ton of bio’s about much more obscure players. One of the many factoids that stood out to me was this…. In December […]
A while ago I hunted down the San Francisco Chronicle from the day after the Giants beat the Dodgers to win the 1962 N.L. pennant. It’s been overlooked by the World Series that followed, but the race was a thriller that nearly matched 1951′s, and was the start of the Giants-Dodgers rivalry in California. To […]
Picture this: a game lasts over four hours, uses 41 players, features 374 pitches, has two blown saves, and ends in a walk-off hit by pitch — by Mariano Rivera. Welcome toÂ Yankees-Rangers, September 11 (and part of 12), 2010 It was a peculiar game to say the least, and it was no surprise that such […]
(Webster, N.Y) For eight innings the Webster Yankees toiled with little to show for their efforts. The home nine threatened but failed to bring home any runs while the Elmira Pioneers grabbed a seven-run lead.Â Elmira pitchers dominated Webster for eight frames recording 13 strike outs.