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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
The history of America’s favorite pastime is celebrated at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.
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.
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?
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.
Have you ever heard of pre-Babe Ruth era slugger “Cactus” Cravath?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.