Rob Silverman

A Mets fan since 1973, Rob was born in the shadow of Yankee Stadium. Luckily, his parents moved to Queens at a young age so he was not scarred by pinstripes. Currently living in Las Vegas, he writes crime fiction and mysteries.

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The Week In Baseball History: Sept 8–Sept 11

An article by posted on September 8, 2008

September 8: 1916: In front of the smallest crowd ever in AL history, Wally Schang of the A’s becomes the 1st player to homer from each side of the plate in the same game. The total attendance for the game: 23 people. 1955: On their way to their only Championship, the Brooklyn Dodgers clinch the […]

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This Weekend In Baseball History: Sept 5–Sept 7

An article by posted on September 6, 2008

September 5: 1908: Nap Rucker of the Brooklyn Superbas strikes out 14 and no-hits the Boston Braves. 1914: A young pitcher for the AAA Providence Grays named Babe Ruth hits the first home run of his professional career. 1922: With his 2287th strikeout, Walter Johnson passes Cy Young and becomes Baseball’s All-Time Strikeout King. 1954: […]

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David is More Than Just All ‘Wright’

An article by posted on September 1, 2008

On the surface July 21, 2004 seemed like a pretty good day for the Mets. We defeated the Expos 5-4 at Shea with a run in the bottom of the 8th. We reached the .500 mark (47-47) and were just three games behind the Phillies. Orber Moreno picked up the win in relief of starter […]

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This Week In Baseball History: Sept 1–Sept 4

An article by posted on September 1, 2008

September 1 1890: In the first Triple Header ever played, the Brooklyn Bridegrooms take all 3 from the Pittsburgh Allegheny’s, 10-9, 3-2 and 8-4. 1902: The most famous DP combination ever, Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers and Frank Chance, play together for the very first time. 1912: In a highly publicized pitching duel, Smokey Joe Wood […]

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This Weekend In Baseball History: August 29–August 31

An article by posted on August 29, 2008

AUGUST 29: 1887: Denny Lyons of the Philadelphia A’s is held hitless and his consecutive game hitting streak ends at 52 games. 1948: Led by Jackie Robinson, who hits for the cycle, Brooklyn defeats STL, 12-7. 1951: The Yankees trade Lew Burdette to the Braves for Johnny Sain. Six years later, the Braves defeat the […]

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Now That’s How To Lose A Pennant!

An article by posted on August 27, 2008

It’s August 27. We are in the middle of the pennant race. We are in second place. We are only a half game back. Then why do we feel like we’ve already lost? Why do we feel like we are helpless as we watch the year slip through our fingers? Why are we, in the […]

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New York-Now And Forever A National League City

An article by posted on August 25, 2008

Have you ever tried to have a logical discussion about baseball with a Yankees fan? It’s virtually impossible. After perhaps five minutes, ten if you’re lucky, they resort to the old stand-by: Twenty Six Championships! Twenty Six Championships!! Twenty Six Championships!!! They sound like a parrot. And I think I know the reason why Yankees […]

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This Week In Baseball: August 25-August 28

An article by posted on August 25, 2008

AUGUST 25: 1922: Leading 25-6 after 4 innings, the Cubs hold on to beat the Phillies, 26-23. The Phillies left the bases loaded in the 9th. The 49 total runs is the most ever scored in a single game. 1956: The Yankees pick up Enos Slaughter off waivers and in turn give an unconditional release […]

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This Weekend in Baseball History: Aug 22–August 24

An article by posted on August 22, 2008

AUGUST 22 1886: As Reds outfielder Abner Powell is chasing a ball hit into the gap, he is attacked by a stray dog that has run onto the field. With the dog tearing at his pant leg, Jimmy Wolfe of Louisville rounds the bases with an inside-the-park HR. 1934: The Red Sox defeat the White […]

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The Three Ulti-Mets

An article by posted on August 18, 2008

Baseball Tonight is currently running a special feature. For the month of August the cast of the show is selecting the three best players for each of the 30 Franchises. Fans can also cast their vote at ESPN.com. On Wednesday, August 20th, it will be the Mets turn and so I decided to write this […]

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