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2017 Hall Of Fame Ballot Announced

An article by posted on 21/11/2016 0 Comments
2017 Hall Of Fame Ballot Announced

 The 2017 Hall Of Fame Ballot has been released, and already the speculation has begun as to who the new inductees will be. The 2016 class included one of the smoothest swings of all time Ken Griffey Jr. as well as the greatest hitting catcher of all time Mike Piazza. The 2017 ballot contains all […]

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Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

An article by posted on 23/06/2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

For the next few days, I will be bringing back my “Know Your Stats” series that I began a few years back to highlight some important sabermetric stats and concepts. We begin this afternoon with OPS and OPS+. OPS, or On Base Plus Slugging was one of the first sabermetric stats to go mainstream. It […]

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No ‘Home’ For the Man with 660 Home Runs

An article by posted on 04/05/2015 0 Comments
No ‘Home’ For the Man with 660 Home Runs

Christmas 1980 was a few days away. As Americans anticipated the swearing in of President-Elect Ronald Reagan to end the malaise that had befallen the nation, and the entire world was still dealing with the assassination of John Lennon, my dad and I had our first father-and-son weekend getaway. Destination: Cooperstown. Lake Otsego was completely […]

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A Little Advice for A-Rod

An article by posted on 15/01/2014 0 Comments
A Little Advice for A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez Plans To Appeal Arbitrator’s Decision A-Rod, I have a little bit of unsolicited advice. Just say, “My bad.” You see, the American public is very forgiving. Fess up, take your medicine, and we’ll eventually come back around. Those that do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it – so what have […]

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Mike Piazza: Out of The Cage and Into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame

An article by posted on 07/01/2014 0 Comments
Mike Piazza: Out of The Cage and Into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame

The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! Russ Hodges’ broadcast of Bobby Thomson’s home run is the most famous call in Major League Baseball’s long history. On August 11, 1951, the Dodgers held an insurmountable 13 game lead over their arch enemies. Down the stretch Brooklyn played well, 26-22. The Giants, however, were […]

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Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

An article by posted on 04/01/2014 0 Comments
Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

Another year, another batch of worthy players kept from the Hall of Fame. As of January 3, according to Baseball Think Factory, only four players, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, and Craig Biggio, have appeared on 75 percent of publicly-released Hall of Fame ballots in one of the strongest classes in history. Approximately one-fifth […]

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Big Mets Fan’s Hall of Fame Ballot

An article by posted on 19/12/2013 0 Comments
Big Mets Fan’s Hall of Fame Ballot

This year features a very crowded Hall of Fame ballot. It features a strong set of first year eligibles as well as a lot of holdovers that haven’t yet made it, but very well can get in. A writer can only cast votes for 10 players with their ballot. If this Big Mets Fan had […]

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Talkin’ Baseball: Tim Raines Should Be In The Hall of Fame

An article by posted on 17/12/2013 0 Comments
Talkin’ Baseball: Tim Raines Should Be In The Hall of Fame

We’re all hoping that Mike Piazza will get the call when the Hall of Fame voting results are announced on January 8th. This year is a very crowded field with newcomers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Mike Mussina, and Jeff Kent among the top first timers along with strong holdovers Craig Biggio, Jack Morris, […]

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Miguel Cabrera, Andrew McCutchen Win Most Valuable Player Awards

An article by posted on 14/11/2013 0 Comments
Miguel Cabrera, Andrew McCutchen Win Most Valuable Player Awards

Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates were named American and National League Most Valuable Players tonight by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Cabrera finished with 385 points, while Mike Trout got five first-place votes and 282 points. Baltimore’s first baseman Chris Davis, who led the majors with 53 homers […]

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David Wright Nominated For Hank Aaron Award

An article by posted on 07/10/2013 0 Comments
David Wright Nominated For Hank Aaron Award

The New York Mets, Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media today announced that David Wright was named the club’s nominee for the 2013 Hank Aaron Award.  Fans can vote exclusively online at Mets.com and MLB.com. Wright, who was named to his seventh All-Star team (fifth as starter), led the Mets with a .307 batting average.  The third baseman hit […]

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