Baseball writers do the voting and they have become the gatekeepers. Baseball writers must judge the game diligently and expertly.
Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown placed him into an elite group in history.
Tris Speaker was one of the best players of a bygone era in baseball.
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.
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.
Those who want desperately to hang onto the commoner vote will say it’s all the Mets fans’ fault. They didn’t come out for David Wright like they should have. They’d be correct, too.
When a listener named Gary called-in and said that Alex Rodriguez was no Lou Gehrig, it got Craig to thinking.
CC Sabathia went 8 strong innings on Sunday as the Yankees defeated the Tigers, 6-2.
Alex Rodriguez hit his 630th home run and Hiroki Kuroda pitched excellently in his Yankee Stadium debut as the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels, 5-0, Friday in their 110th home opener.
But are the “Champions” necessarily the best team? I still have nightmares about Pittsburgh’s Bill Mazeroski hitting that home run off Ralph Terry in Game Seven of the 1960 World Series. The Yankees were better, but the Pirates were the champs!
With the World Series this month, I thought it might be well to compare three icons… to give Duke his due, so to speak
If you are sixty years old (or older), you probably remember when the Major Leagues consisted of only sixteen teams.
If you need another reason to get excited about Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit, remember the next Yankee to chase a record will be Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod is the anti-Jeter, a petulant player with tremendous skills who seems to play the game only for himself.
As a minor league pitcher, Dennis Minogue hardly had Hall of Fame talent. Once he changed his tune — and name — and forever linked Willie, Mickey and the Duke, he earned his spot in Cooperstown.
Brooklyn Dodgers legend Duke Snider died Sunday. He was 84. “Duke was a fine man, a terrific hitter and a great friend, even though he was a Dodger,” Giants Hall of Famer Willie Mays said.