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Top 20 Phillies of all-time according to WAR

Top 20 Phillies of all-time according to WAR
April 12, 2017 4 Comments »

A few years ago I penned a list article about the New York Yankees top players ranked according to WAR (Wins Above Replacement). I stated at the time that I know very little about how WAR evaluates players. I still ... Read More »

The 12 Greatest Games Played at Wrigley Field

The 12 Greatest Games Played at Wrigley Field
October 14, 2016 No Comments »

If you ask me, there’s no better place to watch a baseball game than Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs played their first game at Wrigley Field in 1916. Here are the 12 greatest games played at the Friendly Confines. #12. ... Read More »

Wild Card Teams who got to the World Series

Wild Card Teams who got to the World Series
September 9, 2016 No Comments »

The wild card format was introduced in Major League Baseball in 1994 when the league also split into three divisions. Each league had four playoff teams (the three division winners and one wild card) until 2012. That season a second ... Read More »

Which pitching rotations stayed together the longest?

Which pitching rotations stayed together the longest?
May 1, 2016 No Comments »

Almost as much as any other facet of the game, the usage of starting pitchers has evolved quite a bit throughout the history of baseball. Originally, in the mid-18th century, teams had one regular pitcher and maybe one other player ... Read More »

What happens to teams that start the season hot?

What happens to teams that start the season hot?
April 25, 2016 No Comments »

Every year when a team wins the first few games of the baseball season there’s a tendency for fans to get excited. How many games can my team win? Can we set a record? Will we ever lose a game? ... Read More »

The best teams to never win a World Series

The best teams to never win a World Series
September 24, 2015 No Comments »

Most teams that are good for three or four years or moreĀ eventually get to a World Series and usually win one. It’s harder now — with the multiple rounds of playoffs — to win a title. Which means we see ... Read More »

Nine amazing facts from the career of Tony Gwynn

Nine amazing facts from the career of Tony Gwynn
June 16, 2014 No Comments »

Sadly, we lost Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn this week to cancer. Gwynn was without question the best pure hitter in the game of baseball in the 1980s and 1990s. The numbers he out up are staggering, especially considering ... Read More »

Top 20 Yankees of all-time according to WAR

Top 20 Yankees of all-time according to WAR
October 9, 2012 3 Comments »

I don’t know nearly enough about the “guts” of WAR to know whether it’s great, good, bad, pitiful, or somewhere in between. This IS NOT an article to discuss the merits of Wins Above Replacement (WAR), it’s an article to ... Read More »

The nine most dramatic pennant races in baseball history

The nine most dramatic pennant races in baseball history
September 22, 2012 No Comments »

For 68 seasons there were pure pennant races in the American and National Leagues, as only the first place team advanced to the World Series, with eight 8 or 10 teams vying for the flag. Then, starting in 1969, the ... Read More »

The nine greatest baseball families

The nine greatest baseball families
September 21, 2012 1 Comment »

More than other sports, baseball has a long history of brothers and fathers and sons playing at the big league level. Some are legends, some are footnotes in history. Did you know Pete Rose had a son who played professional ... Read More »