Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth, circa 1935, signs a new two-year contract with the New York Yankees' (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Babe Ruth’s 1923 World Series Watch Coming To New York Auction

Babe Ruth’s 1923 World Series championship pocket watch, for decades thought to be lost to history, is coming to a New York City auction, where it’s expected to fetch at least $750,000.

01/24/2014

Tom Seaver throws out the first pitch prior to the inaugural game at Citi Field in 2009. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: 20 Baseball Trivia Questions To Stump Your Friends

Can you identify the subject of these “quotes” which refer to Hall of Famers? Be careful — a few of them are tricky.

11/18/2013

Yankees logo on grass (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Remembering Tony Lazzeri, The Forgotten Yankee

It was Lazzeri who played alongside the iconic figures of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, and who preceded the great Joe DiMaggio as the first great Italian-American ballplayer.

11/05/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo credit should read Scott Nelson/AFP/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: No Chemical Issues Today… Just Numbers

For today’s By The Numbers, I thought I would take a look at the eight sluggers in history who have, thus far, clubbed 600 or more home runs.

08/19/2013

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

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