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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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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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 […]

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The Week In Baseball: Aug 18–Aug 21

An article by posted on August 18, 2008

AUGUST 18 1886: Owner of the STL. Maroons, Henry Lucas, quits baseball due to its skyrocketing costs to operate a team. In three years, Lucas has spent $27,000 on his club. 1943: With a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh, Carl Hubbell wins his 253rd & final game. 1960: Lew Burdette faces the minimum 27 batters as […]

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This Weekend in Baseball History: Aug 15–Aug 17

An article by posted on August 15, 2008

AUGUST 15 1915: Babe Ruth of Boston outpitches Walter Johnson of Washington, 1-0 in 13 innings. 1926: Babe Herman of Brooklyn doubles with the bases loaded. However, due to some major base running blunders, Herman and 2 of his teammates all wind up on 2nd. Thus, Babe Herman becomes the only player in history to […]

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This Week In Baseball History

An article by posted on July 15, 2008

This week I begin the first part of a new feature. I hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I enjoyed researching it. JULY 14: 1916: Ernie Koob of the Cleveland Indians pitches a complete game, going all 17 innings, in a 0-0 tie with Boston 1934: Lou Gehrig plays shortstop and bats lead-off. […]

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The Must Win Game…That Doesn’t Count

An article by posted on July 13, 2008

The date was October 19, 2002. 44,603 screaming fans packed Edison Field in Anaheim to witness Game One of the World Series. Giants Center Fielder Kenny Lofton walked to the batters box and dug in against Angels starter Jarrod Washburn. On October 1, 1903, almost a full century earlier, a less impressive crowd of 16,242 […]

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