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.
Willie Mays was back where he started his big league career, bringing along the San Francisco Giants’ World Series trophy celebrating the team’s first title since 1954.
The San Francisco Giants return to their New York roots to celebrate their World Series victory.
It feels like you can string his passes together and reach the sun. But the sunset hasn’t been so colorful for Brett Favre.
For this episode of By The Numbers I would like to pose the question as to what team is the second-greatest club ever, and how would that determination be made?
Tens of thousands of baseball fans flocked downtown Wednesday to toast the San Francisco Giants in a ticker-tape parade reminiscent of the one held when the team moved west from New York 52 years ago.
Willie Mays was sick and missed throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the World Series opener.
Fifty homeruns in a season! It used to be a barrier. From 1920 up through the beginning of the 1990 season, it had been accomplished only seventeen times by ten hitters.
What players best “combine” sheer power with blazing speed? Is there a way to measure the meshing of these talents? One metric that can be used is called the “Power-Speed Number” (PSN).