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The Sophomore of the Year Award

January 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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 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 […]

Winter Recess

December 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan; Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone.” – 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, falleció el 02 de diciembre de 2010. (Ron Santo the legendary third baseman of the Chicago Cubs passed away this December 2nd, 2010.

December 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Aquella noche de julio de 1968, mis hermanos mezclaban el béisbol con las páginas de sus cuadernos de matemáticas de bachillerato. Hablaban de un juego de estrellas. Su discusión más enconada tenía que ver con dos tipos que jugaban en un lugar que ellos llamaban “la esquina caliente”. Felipe se refería a Brooks Robinson como si lo conociera desde mucho tiempo. “Brooks Robinson es capaz de agarrar un toque de bola con los ojos cerrados y sacar por un paso al corredor más rápido”. Jesús Mario metía las manos en los bolsillos del pantalón de caqui. “Ron Santo hace todas las jugadas, lo he visto hasta hacerle asistencia a Don Kessinger”

Remembering Ron

December 4, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

It’s been hours now since the news of our beloved Chicago icon has hit the airwaves, and we’ve all dealt with the passing in various ways. When I first got the news, my initial thought was “I have to be at Wrigley. I have to be home.” I’ve spent the majority of today in thought […]

The Best of the Best Hall of Fame Outsiders

September 17, 2010 by · 6 Comments 

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.  Then Graham Womack responded with a roster of his own, […]