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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: Congrats To Craig Biggio, The Pride Of Seton Hall UniversityThere's another part of Craig Biggio's road to the Hall of Fame that should be highlighted: the Seton Hall University baseball program.
By The Numbers: Will The Hall Of Fame Voters Get It Right?Happy New Year! This means, of course, that the Hall of Fame announcement is right around the corner.
By The Numbers: Where Have You Gone Joe DiMaggio?Had he lived, Joseph Paul DiMaggio would have turned 100 years old on Nov. 25. His career has been celebrated in print, film clips and music, while his legend has been passed on from generation to generation.
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 Would Your All-Time MLB Lineup Look Like?If you were tasked with picking an all-time MLB lineup, what would it look like? What would be the parameters for selection?
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.