Willie Mays

Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees waves at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Immortal Mariano Rivera — The Final Number 42

Mariano Rivera, the Final 42, sui generis of any generation, the man whose mythology isn’t hyperbole. To list his bona fides is to not only insult him and you, but also his peers, since he has none.

05/27/2013

Buster Posey (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) and Willie Mays (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Is Buster Posey The Next Willie Mays?

Joost “Luke” Demoes is our guest blogger this week. In this installment of By The Numbers, he makes a very interesting comparison.

02/19/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: 300 + 300 = A Very Small Number

Stuart Cooke is a college baseball player and is presently taking a course on sabermetrics. He is also our By The Numbers guest blogger this week. As you will see, he discusses a pretty exclusive club.

02/11/2013

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

Alex Rodriguez (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

A-Rod Facing Long Road Back To The Bronx

Alex Rodriguez faces a long road back once he undergoes hip surgery in mid-January.

12/08/2012

Roger Clemens (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)  and Barry Bonds (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Silverman: Gatekeepers Must Keep Bonds, Clemens, Sosa Out Of Hall

Baseball writers do the voting and they have become the gatekeepers. Baseball writers must judge the game diligently and expertly.

11/28/2012

Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown

Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown placed him into an elite group in history.

11/26/2012

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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

Derek Jeter (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Keidel: Derek Jeter The Greatest Yankee Ever? He’s Not Even In The Top 5

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.

09/14/2012

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Keidel: Any Way You Slice It, A-Rod Is Nearly Impossible To Like

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.

08/30/2012

David Wright (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images), Pablo Sandoval (credit: Tony Medina/Getty Images)

Palladino: Take All-Star Voting Away From Fans

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.

07/03/2012

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B&C Morning Show: Gibson, Mays – Remembering Some Of The Greats

When a listener named Gary called-in and said that Alex Rodriguez was no Lou Gehrig, it got Craig to thinking.

WFAN–06/13/2012

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Sabathia Steadies The Ship, Yankees Win 6-2

CC Sabathia went 8 strong innings on Sunday as the Yankees defeated the Tigers, 6-2.

WFAN–04/29/2012

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees celebrates with Hiroki Kuroda #18 and manager Joe Girardi #28 during the home opener at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Kuroda Tosses Gem As A-Rod, Yankees Shut Out Angels In Home Opener

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.

WFAN–04/13/2012

Willie Mays, left, of the San Francisco Giants, and the Yankees' Mickey Mantle check over their lineups before the start of All Star baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, October 12, 1958.

By The Numbers: The Best I Ever Saw … How About You?

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!

10/18/2011

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