Babe Ruth

The old Yankee Stadium is seen in the background as construction continues on the new Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Former Yankees Owner Ruppert Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Jake Ruppert purchased the Yankees prior to the 1915 season for $480,000, then proceeded to transform what had been a perennial also-ran into a powerhouse.

07/28/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Giglio: Matt Harvey Doesn’t Deserve Criticism Of His Personal Life

One of the best arms in the world is under team control for at least the next five years. Enjoy it while it’s dominating the National League instead of worrying about details that have little to do with winning or losing baseball games.

07/19/2013

Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles during All-Star Workout Day on July 15, 2013 at Citi Field. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Chris Davis On Home Run Chase: ‘61 Is The Record’

The Orioles slugger says he’s chasing baseball’s true single-season home run leader, Roger Maris, “and I think most fans agree with me on that.”

07/16/2013

Pete Rose (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Listing The All-Time MLB Leaders

For this installment of By The Numbers, I thought I would take a look at the all-time hitting and pitching leaders, just to get a feel for some of the numbers.

06/26/2013

Babe Ruth (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: ‘The Ultimate Blast’ — An All-Time Great Home Run Derby

Since the Midsummer Classic will be preceded by a home-run contest on the previous day, I offer this fantasy all-time Home Run Derby called “The Ultimate Blast.”

06/17/2013

A statue of Ted Williams at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Batter Up: 5 Must-See Exhibits At The Baseball Hall Of Fame

The history of America’s favorite pastime is celebrated at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

06/17/2013

The plaque of Lefty Gomez is seen in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Taking A Closer Look At The Legendary Lefty Gomez

For today’s blog I would like to highlight one of the funniest, most lovable, most quotable pitchers to ever wear the pinstripes — Lefty Gomez.

05/13/2013

Babe Ruth (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Who Was More Dominant — Babe Ruth Or Ty Cobb?

Can we compare apples and oranges? Ty Cobb won 11 batting titles (BA) in 13 years while Babe Ruth copped 13 slugging (SLG) crowns in a 14-year stretch. Yet, I wonder, can we determine which of the two Hall of Famers was more dominant?

04/30/2013

Walt Frazier (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Side With Clyde? Walt’s Waltz Around The Miami Heat

If Miami breaks the record and records another championship, they should stand tall next to any team that has ever played, no matter the age, wage or wager. Maybe by that time Frazier will see a little more clearly.

03/25/2013

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By The Numbers: Who Was Cactus Gavvy Cravath?

Have you ever heard of pre-Babe Ruth era slugger “Cactus” Cravath?

03/17/2013

Mariano Rivera

Keidel: The Immortal Mariano — The Greatest Yankee Since Babe Ruth

Sweeny Murti and I agree that Mo is the best Yankee since Babe Ruth. Even if we’re wrong, that’s the kind of stratospheric company he keeps when a man rises from mortal to mythology.

03/08/2013

Hideki Matsui (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Keidel: Modest Matsui Returns To Japan, But He Won’t Be Forgotten

Matsui arrived just a little late to enjoy the spoils of the 1990s. But one could easily argue that that was the only time his timing was ever off.

01/04/2013

Barry Bonds (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Do Bonds, Clemens, Mac, Palmeiro and Sosa Belong In The Hall?

In this installment of By The Numbers, I would like to briefly discuss five candidates. In alphabetical order they are Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro and Sammy Sosa.

12/20/2012

Jacob Ruppert (Wikipedia.com)

Former Yankees Owner Jacob Ruppert Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Former New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, longtime umpire Hank O’Day and barehanded catcher Deacon White have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame for their excellence through the first half of the 20th century.

12/03/2012

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Ruth’s Team Sweater Sells For $250K, Gehrig’s Game-Used Bat Sells For $75K

A Babe Ruth team sweater from around 1922 sold for $250,642 and a Lou Gehrig game-used bat from 1938 or ’39 sold for $75,205.

12/02/2012

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