Discuss the rich history of baseball in here.
Yesterday Boston became the fourth team since 1914 (all of them since 1989) to have five pitchers with at least 3 strikeouts in a game. Clay Buchholz struck out out 3, Chris Capuano struck out 4, Brandon Workman struck out 3, Koji Uehara struck out 3, and Junichi Tazawa struck out 3.
Other than today's Yankees lineup, can anybody find a box score where a team's nine hitters were all lefties or switch-hitters?
The 2014 Yankees could have Ichiro Suzuki, Alfonso Soriano, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Brett Gardner as outfielders who have already had at least one season with at least 40 stolen bases. Has any team ever had four outfielders like that before?
The great Iron Horse would be 110 years old today.
A true gentleman and one of baseball's greatest.
Mantle - The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle (Part 1)
Mantle - The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle (Part 2)
Mantle - The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle (Part 3)
Mantle - The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle (Part 4)
I just found out that Johnny Kucks died at the age of 81. He didn't have a great career, but I do remember him winning the seventh game of the World Series against the Dodgers in 1956 with a shutout. Of course, that was right after Larson's perfect game and Kucks didn't get the fame that he deserved. How many of you old timers remember him? May he rest in peace.
would love to see Moose in the HOF !What does everyone here think? Is he qualified?
This is a fantastic collection of 18 photos from spring training 1961 featuring Mantle, Maris, Berra, Ford, Howard, Richardson, Turley, Kubek and Skowron with accompanying comments from Kubek. I'll post one here but be sure to take a look at the full collection.
Kubek photographing Mantle:
I should mention that I got this link from Lindsay Berra's Twitter feed. Yogi's granddaughter...
Does anyone know where I might be able to find prints from the All American Girls Baseball League? I have a friend that is really wanting to get some to hang on the wall.
This Yankee great, who saw combat action in both World War II and the Korean War, was a second baseman for the Yankees in one of their greatest runs, from 1949 to 1957. He then went on to a great career as a sportscaster.
Thought of mostly as a Baltimore Oriole, Paul Blair was also a tremendous part of the late seventies Yankees. The brilliant defensive outfielder has passed away at the age of 69. Rest in peace, Paul.
Nick Punto signed with Oakland, and if that is the next MLB team he plays for, his first six career teams will be:
Philadelphia (NL East)
Minnesota (AL Central)
St. Louis (NL Central)
Boston (AL East)
Los Angeles Dodgers (NL West)
Oakland (AL West)
I see that Yogi Berra had 8,350 out of his 8,359 plate appearances with the Yankees for 99.89%. What other players have had the greatest percentage of their plate appearances or innings pitched with one team other than 100%?
Fascinating. From MLB via Chad Jennings at LoHud:
Sabathia and Hughes both have an ERA of exactly 4 10/11 (4.91 rounded, it's a repeating decimal). Does anybody know if teammates with enough innings to qualify have ever had exactly the same the ERA?
Hiroki Kuroda, the Yankees ERA leader, has a worse winning percentage than Jeremy Hellickson, who has the worst ERA in the AL. Does anybody know if there has ever been a year where the Yankees ERA leader had a worse winning percentage than the pitcher with the worst ERA in the AL?
The Yankees won all 10 games played at the Stadium against Toronto this season. This has never happened before since the 162 game schedule was instituted.
The 1927 Yankees were 10-1 at home against the St. Louis Browns. That season the Yankees were also 11-0 at St. Louis against the Browns.
Friday night Joe Mauer broke up Sanchez's no-hitter in the ninth inning. Its the third time that Mauer has broken up a no-hitter in the ninth inning in his career. He also did it in 2008 and 2010.
He thus became the first player to break up three ninth inning no-hitters in his career since Horace Clarke did it in 1970. What made Clarke's feat amazing was that all three of the no-hitters he broke up came within a 1 month period from June 17 to July 2,1970.
A lot of great Yankees in this one; part of it was always on line but this person appears to have posted the whole show, and it's really fun:
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