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Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees acknowledges fans after his 4,000th career hit.  (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Ichiro Joins Rare Company, Reaches Incredible Feat With 4,000th Hit

Suzuki’s teammates streamed out of the dugout and surrounded him at first base, Curtis Granderson giving him the first hug. A grinning Suzuki then faced the cheering fans and bowed, doffing his helmet.

08/22/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) and Riley Cooper (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Giglio: With Social Media, Fans’ Voices Are Now Heard More Than Ever

Some of the most controversial decisions in the world of professional sports are being influenced by just how many people can see, react and share what they are feeling within minutes.

08/02/2013

(Photo Credit: Ezra O. Shaw /Allsport)

Ty Cobb Bat To Be Auctioned During All-Star Week

The century-old, 34.5-inch bat used by “The Georgia Peach” is available to the highest bidder through Hunt Auctions.

07/14/2013

Pete Rose (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Listing The All-Time MLB Leaders

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.

06/26/2013

Babe Ruth (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Who Was More Dominant — Babe Ruth Or Ty Cobb?

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?

04/30/2013

Al Kaline (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Al Kaline Was The Ultimate Pro’s Pro

Kaline never played a day of minor league baseball. He wore the Tigers’ uniform with class. He was the perfect No. 3 hitter, and quite possibly the best fielding right-fielder that many baseball fans ever saw.

04/18/2013

Stan Musial (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Baseball Icon Stan Musial Passes Away At 92

One of baseball’s greatest icons Stan Musial has passed away at 92.

01/19/2013

Babe Ruth (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Introducing Baseball’s Cumulative Base Proficiency (CBP)

I picked sixteen giants of the game, using the following career statistics: At-bats (AB), walks (W), total bases (TB), stolen bases (SB), caught stealing (CS) and hit-by-pitch (HP).

12/10/2012

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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

(Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.)

By The Numbers: Double X: Jimmie Foxx

We usually don’t hear much about Jimmie Foxx anymore. Or read much about him. And it’s too bad. For Foxx was one of the greatest players ever to grace the diamond.

10/27/2011

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By The Numbers: MLB’s Top 10 Practically Unbreakable Records

Not one of us figured 714, 892, 3508 or 2130 would ever be surpassed. They were baseball’s Magic Numbers. Well, decades later, we certainly know better.

WFAN–08/23/2011

Derek Jeter (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images), Pete Rose (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Could Derek Jeter Pass Pete Rose As MLB’s All-Time Hits Leader?

Derek Jeter has become the 28th player in MLB history to record 3,000 career hits. Now the question is: how far can the captain climb MLB’s all-time list? Could he possibly surpass Pete Rose at No. 1?

WFAN–07/09/2011

Credit: Ezra O. Shaw /Allsport

By The Numbers: The First Inductees

Happy New Year! We can now say that “Pitchers and Catchers” will begin Spring Trainings next month in Florida and other places, no matter how much snow may come our way!

WFAN–01/03/2011

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Berman Chooses Best Baseball Players In New Book

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — With baseball playoffs underway, there’s always the question: who’s the best of the best? While some may say the question is too difficult to answer, sportscaster Len Berman attempted in […]

1010 WINS–10/16/2010

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Probability and Baseball

Before the popularization of sabermetrics in the late 1970’s, a good number of baseball statisticians and historians believed that Ty Cobb was the greatest player who ever lived. Winning twelve batting titles in a thirteen […]

07/14/2010