By The Numbers: Which Yankees Should Have Their Numbers Retired?Where does one draw the line? Either a retired number is something special or it's not.
By The Numbers: Comparing The Great Ernie Banks To His ContemporariesI decided to compare Banks with nine contemporaries (seven of whom are also in the Hall of Fame with Banks).
By The Numbers: Reflecting On The Brilliance Of Rogers HornsbyWe don’t hear too much about Hornsby anymore, so I thought I would dedicate this installment of By The Numbers to him. And, boy, did he put up some numbers.
By The Numbers: Do Mega-Contracts In MLB Make Sense?Stanton is now 25 years old. At the end of his contract he will be 38. On the “average," will he be worth $25 million a year?
By The Numbers: Great Baseball Books To Get You Through The OffseasonThere are many more books I could have suggested, but hopefully the spring will be here before we know it.
By The Numbers: A Look Back At 10 Especially Memorable Fall ClassicsIn this installment of By The Numbers, I recap 10 Fall Classics -- starting in 1958 -- which I vividly remember and which, for me, are frozen in time.
By The Numbers: A Last Word On Yankees Legend Derek JeterFather Jack Radano is a lifelong Yankees fan. He spent many years laboring at the Vatican and is presently a professor at nearby Seton Hall University. I asked him to give his thoughts on Derek Jeter’s last year.
By The Numbers: What Will Life Without Derek Be For The Yankees?So as we mull over this year, let us also take a premature look at next year in anticipation of life without Jeter in 2015.
By The Numbers: Why Do Hitters Continue To Try To Beat The Shift?It’s the offense’s move. I suspect we will not see a major reaction or response from batters this year, not as long as they stubbornly insist on making hard outs rather than trying for soft hits.
By The Numbers: Taking A Closer Look At Extra-Base Average Bonds is the only player in history with a SECA of over .600, with a career mark of .606. He is followed by Ruth (.594) and Ted Williams (.553).
By The Numbers: Yankee Stadium And Citi Field — A Tale Of 2 ParksTwo shutouts while surrendering seven hits in 18 innings. What a difference a ballpark makes! And because of this, we are left with lots of questions -- in two parts.
By The Numbers: Are WHIP, ERA, OBP More Important Than Average & Homers?I guess if there is anything in baseball that's akin to alchemy’s quest to turn base metals into silver or gold, it would be to find a magic formula which would predict victories on the field.