Babe Ruth

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

Associated Press

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

Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown

Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown placed him into an elite group in history.

11/26/2012

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By The Numbers: The Grey Eagle

Tris Speaker was one of the best players of a bygone era in baseball.

11/12/2012

Mariano Rivera (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Me, You And The Yankees Need Mariano Rivera For One More Year

We need Mariano Rivera once more — for a proper salute, for our sanity and for his sanctity. Please give us just a few more deeds under brown leaves, before He leaves.

10/31/2012

American League MVP candidates Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout (credits: Thearon W. Henderson, Tim Umphrey/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Cabrera Vs. Trout — Sorting Through The Great 2012 AL MVP Debate

Both Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout have had historic 2012 seasons, but only one can take home the AL MVP.

10/04/2012

Babe Ruth (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Babe Ruth’s Called Shot, Eight Decades Later — Part 5

The Great Bambino’s “Called Shot” is the one that has been the most debated events in MLB history.

10/01/2012

Babe Ruth (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Babe Ruth’s Called Shot, Eight Decades Later – Part 4

Of all the events in the long history of Major League Baseball, this is the one that has been the most debated.

09/24/2012

Curtis Granderson (credit: Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Granderson Key To Yankees’ Playoff Hopes

Curtis Granderson’s caught fire in his last six games and is powering the Yankees down the stretch.

09/16/2012

Derek Jeter (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Keidel: Derek Jeter The Greatest Yankee Ever? He’s Not Even In The Top 5

If you want those of us who eulogized Jeter last year to apologize, you got it. I’m sorry. But to bend the other way and embalm the man in faerie dust is equally misguided. He’s great, just not the greatest.

09/14/2012

Babe Ruth (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Babe Ruth’s Called Shot, Eight Decades Later – Part 3

This installment of By The Numbers is a continuation of our last blog, which presented Bill William Jenkinson’s massive research dealing with Babe Ruth’s “called” home run. Below is a detailed account of the 1932 Fall Classic.

09/12/2012

By The Numbers: Babe Ruth’s Called Shot, Eight Decades Later – Part 1

Mr. William Jenkinson, who has been referenced in this blog many times in the past, is an internationally known baseball historian, lecturer, author and resource person. I dare say that no one on the planet knows more about Babe Ruth than Bill.

09/04/2012

By The Numbers: Babe Ruth’s Called Shot, Eight Decades Later – Part 2

By Father Gabe Costa » More Columns MAY: After being swept in a disappointing three game series against Walter Johnson’s Washington Senators at Griffith Stadium, the Yankees sidetracked to Bridgeport, Connecticut on May 4 to […]

09/04/2012

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Keidel: Any Way You Slice It, A-Rod Is Nearly Impossible To Like

Everything seems synthetic, scripted and rehearsed, as though he practiced his responses in front of a mirror for hours — something cynics would say he does daily no matter his media requirements.

08/30/2012

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