Tag: Ted Williams

Gooden Still Not Speaking With Strawberry

An article by posted on 14/03/2017 0 Comments
Gooden Still Not Speaking With Strawberry

In back-to-back years, Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden won the Rookie of the Year Awards for the Mets.  For Strawberry, he was being called the Black Ted Williams.  As for Gooden’s part, he was doing things not even Tom Seaver did in a Mets uniform.  These two were supposed to be the foundation for what […]

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Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Dies of Cancer

An article by posted on 16/06/2014 0 Comments
Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Dies of Cancer

The San Diego Padres announced that Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died at age 54 following a battle with salivary gland cancer. Gwynn amassed 3,141 hits in his brilliant career and his .338 career batting average is the highest since Ted Williams retired from the Boston Red Sox in 1960 with a .344 average. Gwynn […]

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Lessons In Latin America: A Brief Mexican History

An article by posted on 12/01/2014 0 Comments
Lessons In Latin America: A Brief Mexican History

Mexican Baseball has been dwindling as of late due to the factor of Soccer being the more popular sport. As of April 1st, 2013, 14 different players from Mexico were on Major League Rosters. However, while Soccer is the national pastime of Mexico, they have a deep history in baseball as well. Some claim that […]

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Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

An article by posted on 06/01/2014 4 Comments
Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

Despite the seemingly non-stop buzz surrounding the Mets’ attempts to trade Ike Davis, something tells me that if they fail to consummate a swap, it may turn out to be the best overall result. Power, as we have been reminded repeatedly, has become a progressively scarcer resource throughout baseball since the tide of steroid use […]

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Mike Piazza One Of Many All-Time Great Players Never To Win A World Series

An article by posted on 26/09/2013 0 Comments
Mike Piazza One Of Many All-Time Great Players Never To Win A World Series

Is it not really known why society loves to classify everything into black and white? Maybe it’s just easier to minimize everything down into it’s most simplistic form. When it comes down to it, the vast majority of major league baseball players have never played in a World Series, let alone win one. Some of […]

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Who Were The Best Players Never To Win A World Series?

An article by posted on 25/08/2013 0 Comments
Who Were The Best Players Never To Win A World Series?

There are bad ways to win and good ways to lose. What’s interesting and troubling is that it’s not always clear which is which. — Grimsley, Pokemon Is it not really known why humans love to classify everything into black and white categories? Maybe it’s just easier to minimize everything down into it’s most simplistic form. […]

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This Week In Baseball: Doc Becomes Youngest 20 Game Winner, Yanks Release Rizzuto

An article by posted on 25/08/2013 0 Comments
This Week In Baseball: Doc Becomes Youngest 20 Game Winner, Yanks Release Rizzuto

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 ninth. 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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The Curious Case Of PED’s

An article by posted on 08/08/2013 65 Comments
The Curious Case Of PED’s

With the revelations of the Biogenesis investigation by MLB coming to the forefront this week, just about every sportswriter has put in his or her two cents regarding this story and how performance enhancing drugs plays into professional sports in general.  Even broadcasters are getting into the mix now.  The other night during the Mets/Rockies […]

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There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

An article by posted on 07/05/2013 0 Comments
There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

A member of the SABR once said, “There are 499 ballplayers. And then there’s Willie Mays.” It was way back in the summer of 1973. Camera Day. I was a few months shy of turning 8 years old. My dad nudged me closer to the railing along the third base line so no grown-ups would […]

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Nice Guys Finish Last: David Wright’s Decision To Stay

An article by posted on 01/05/2013 0 Comments
Nice Guys Finish Last: David Wright’s Decision To Stay

The street I live on is a fairly quiet residential one lane road. Three miles to the south it meanders up into the foothills that look down on the valley. It gives way to an expansive residence, the proverbial mansion on the hill. At night, the home is illuminated in a sea of blackness. There’s […]

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