All posts by Dan Holmes

VIDEO: Disco Demoliton Night at Comiskey Park in 1979

February 14, 2017 No Comments »

There’s never been anything quite like it. Between games of a doubleheader on July 12, 1979, the Chicago White Sox, led by promoter extraordinaire Mike Veeck, asked a local disc jockey to blow up disco records in center field. What could ... Read More »

VIDEO: Tommy Lasorda fights the Philly Phanatic

VIDEO: Tommy Lasorda fights the Philly Phanatic
February 14, 2017 No Comments »

Throughout his Hall of Fame career, manager Tommy Lasorda was a colorful character, known for entertaining fans and the media. In this clip from the early 1980s, Lasorda tussles with the mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies, a fuzzy green fella ... Read More »

VIDEO: Don Baylor’s two-run homer in ninth inning in Game Five of 1986 ALCS

VIDEO: Don Baylor’s two-run homer in ninth inning in Game Five of 1986 ALCS
February 14, 2017 No Comments »

Most people remember Dave Henderson’s home run in the top of the ninth inning of Game Five of the 1986 American League Championship Series for the Boston Red Sox. The homer tied the game and kept the Angels from winning ... Read More »

Marlins All-Time Team

Marlins All-Time Team
February 14, 2017 No Comments »

The Marlins have won two world championships in their brief history, despite having never finished in first place. They traded their greatest player away in a deal that will go down as one of the worst in baseball history, however Read More »

Free agency is the best thing that’s ever happened to baseball

Free agency is the best thing that’s ever happened to baseball
February 13, 2017 No Comments »

Want a reason that Marvin Miller should immediately be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame? It’s the best rule change in the history of baseball. It’s called free agency. Because of free agency, something that no one other than ... Read More »

Did Harold Baines come within a whisker of the Hall of Fame?

Did Harold Baines come within a whisker of the Hall of Fame?
February 12, 2017 No Comments »

Harold Baines was on the Hall of Fame ballot for five years, never receiving as many as 50 votes. When he dipped below five percent in 2011, he fell off the ballot. Seems like the baseball writers never felt he ... Read More »

Joe Mauer, Buster Posey, and the Hall of Fame

Joe Mauer, Buster Posey, and the Hall of Fame
February 7, 2017 No Comments »

Joe Mauer hasn’t squatted behind the plate since 2013. But he’ll still be a Hall of Fame catcher someday. Won’t he? The popular Twin, a humble hometown kid, won three batting titles in his first six seasons. He won the Most ... Read More »

Why did Pudge Rodriguez waltz right into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Why did Pudge Rodriguez waltz right into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
January 31, 2017 No Comments »

Earlier this month, Ivan Rodriguez was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. It’s not surprising that Rodriguez will get a plaque, but it is quite shocking that the catcher was elected in his first year of eligibility. Catchers have ... Read More »

What the Hall of Fame elections will look like through 2022

What the Hall of Fame elections will look like through 2022
January 18, 2017 No Comments »

Today we learned that a trio of former big leaguers will get their plaques in Cooperstown during the last weekend in July. They are Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez, and Tim Raines. All three are worthy in my view. That makes ... Read More »