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Baseball History: Bobby Thomson Dies at 86

Bobby Thomson hit one of the most if not the most dramatic home runs in baseball history on October 3rd, 1951, when he hit a home run that turned a 4-2 defeat into a thrilling 5-4 come from behind win ... (Continue reading)

Book Review of ‘Ty Cobb: My 20 Years in Baseball’

85 years ago in 1925 Ty Cobb wrote a series of articles for the New York Evening Journal recalling his 20 years in baseball. I just read those same memoirs in book form published by Dover Press in 2009. Before reading ... (Continue reading)

Vin Scully: Dean of Baseball Broadcasters

Vin Scully showed again last night why he is regarded as the dean of baseball broadcasters still broadcasting today, and could very well be the best ever. When he got word that John Wooden had passed away, Scully announced to the ... (Continue reading)

Tim Lincecum: Another Cy Young Award On The Horizon?

Tim Lincecum is still in the running for the 2009 Cy Young Award despite having only 14 wins. He's only in the race because he's leading the NL in ERA and strikeouts. When looking at the 14-5 record of Lincecum, its ... (Continue reading)

Pacific Coast League Stats Roundup

Today is the last day of the Triple A baseball stats roundup:   Batting Leaders Mitch Jones (Dodgers) leads the Pacific Coast League in home runs with 34 home runs and is second in runs batted in with 100. Jones was drafted by the ... (Continue reading)

1912 Tigers Pickup Team Loses 24-2

The Detroit Tigers were playing the New York Highlanders on May 15, 1912 in New York. This was the last year they were known as the Highlanders and have been the Yankees since the start of the 1913 season. One of ... (Continue reading)

AL Rookie of the Year Candidates

With the baseball season entering its last full month this is a good time to look at the AL Rookie of the Year candidates.   AL Rookie Batting Leaders Doubles—Gordon Beckham 22…Luis Valbuena 20 Triples—Elvis Andrus 7…Brett Gardner 6 Home Runs—Nolan Reimold 12…Jayson Nix 10 Runs ... (Continue reading)

Kendry Morales: Who Needs Mark Teixeira?

Kendry Morales has hit 16 homers and driven in 50 runs during July and August and is second in AL in slugging percentage. The Angels are on their third first baseman in two seasons in Kendry Morales. Casey Kotchman was traded ... (Continue reading)

Pablo Sandoval: Baseball’s Surprise Player of the Year

The San Francisco Giants are currently hitting .262, which is the same exact batting average they had at the end of last season. I was expecting to see some improvement with the team having the second best hitter in the league ... (Continue reading)

Manny Ramirez Not the Same without Steroids

The Los Angeles Dodgers are probably having second thoughts about signing Manny Ramirez to a $25 million contract last winter. His presence on the roster has not had the effect it did in 2008. The Dodgers didn’t lose any ground while ... (Continue reading)