Father Gabe Costa
As a Yankee fan for over 70 years, I thought I knew a lot about Joe DiMaggio, but researching the book opened my eyes to a number of amazing stats and anecdotes.
Baseball is growing to a stage where it is beginning to devour itself. Many teams are larger than many major corporations and most are family dominated partnerships. The prices of tickets are not going to come down anytime soon. What to do?
Collusion, in the words of Fay Vincent, was “the most egregious breaking of trust in baseball history… it destroyed any chance of civility on the part of the players.”
The balk is one of the most confusing, poorly understood, and obscure aspects in baseball.
Major League Baseball is trying to return the importance of winning the division, but by creating a two-team cushion, not only has the division race been stripped of its excitement, but winning the wild card race no longer holds any importance.
Is the contract year phenomenon really was what it claims to be, and not a collection of outliers that linked together to make a good story?
At the prime of his career and coming of a championship season, legend Michael Jordan retired from the game of basketball to pursue his baseball dreams.
Daisuke “Dice-K” Matsuzaka achieved varied success in his five years with the Boston Red Sox, but was the $51,111,111.11 paid for the rights to negotiate with the Japanese star worth the money?
Throughout this offseason, baseball has seen some dramatic moves and major free agents signing large contracts with new teams, such as Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder. And that begs the question: Is Pujols really worth all the money he got from the Angels?
For this installment of By The Numbers, I decided to examine a half-dozen of the greatest right-hander starting pitchers in the history of the game to determine the greatest right-handed hurler ever.
For Tony Gwynn, his repeated use of chewing tobacco during his twenty year career has caused his recent struggles with mouth cancer.
What makes a pitcher great? How are pitchers valued in MLB? While consistency is important, what single statistic can explain how teams value a pitcher?
Billy Beane’s transactions don’t quite seem to have the statistical impact one would expect.
For all of those M’s fans out there, this trade with the Yankees really seems like a gamble to boost our wins.
In the cases of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and Pete Rose, each of their well regretted decisions caused an ended career and ban from the Baseball Hall of Fame indefinitely. The question I have chosen to propose is: “Should this ban be indefinite?”
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