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 [...]
Las sombras de Polo Grounds persiguen al pequeÃ±o centerfielder de los Gigantes de Nueva York que corre como un velocista de 100 metros. Lo Ãºnico que se ve es el 24 burbujeando en la zona de seguridad, Willie Mays estirÃ³ el guante y la pelota aterrizÃ³ en la malla, parecÃa estar leyendo un libro. GirÃ³ y lanzÃ³ al cuadro en medio de su caida, a un lado flotaba la gorra.
Jim Thome recently passed Mark McGwire for the #9 spot on the all-time home run list with 584 round trippers.Â So, an obvious question arises: Just how good is Jim Thome?Â Or, better yet, does his career really reflect Hall of Fame numbers? The answer is Yes.Â At the end of the 2009 season, Jim [...]
El pasado miÃ©rcoles 21 de julio de 2010 falleciÃ³ en su casa de Winter Haven, Fla el manager de los Yanquis de Nueva York, Tigres de Detroit y Medias Rojas de Boston. De inmediato imÃ¡genes de mis lecturas sobre los Yanquis de comienzos de los aÃ±os sesenta tintinearon en la pantalla de mis recuerdos. El eco de sus declaraciones y de algunos de los peloteros de esos equipos resonÃ³ en algÃºn lugar de mi crÃ¡neo.
While going through my old magazines (again) I saw an article from the July 1964 issue of SPORT titled “A Look Into the Future: The 1969 All-Star Team” written by John Devaney.Â Devaney polled more than 50 big league managers, coaches, veteran players, writers and sportscasters to find the players whom they believed would be [...]
Any Seamheads reader should know by now that thereâ€™s a lot of good information at baseball-reference.com. In particular, in the Play Index. For instance: in the last decade, Miguel Tejada led the majors with 223 groundball double play, 28 more than runner-up Paul Konerko. That is only one ground ball short of Jim Riceâ€™s 224 [...]
A little while ago I started to realize that Alabama has produced some of the greatest players in baseball history. I remembered reading Bill James making a point somewhere in his Historical Baseball Abstract from the â€™80s about sports players tending to come from poor areas. I thought about Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, and [...]