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White Sox’ Jose Abreu bases season success on what his mom thinks Chicago Sun-Times […]

Fri, Sep 20, 2019
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Jose AbreuJose Abreu has a chance to do something no other White Sox hitter has done in my lifetime: lead the American League in RBIs.Believe it or not, Hall of Famer Frank Thomas never led the league in RBIs. The last Sox player to do it? That would be Dick Allen, who drove in 113 runs during hi […]

Wed, Sep 11, 2019
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Tom Seaver accomplished more than any other pitcher in New York Mets history. On September 5, 1969, he became the first in franchise history to win 20 games.
A few days after Labor Day, 1969, the New York Mets had already won more games than they had in any of their previous seven seasons. Tom Seav […]

Thu, Sep 05, 2019
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The Philadelphia Phillies franchise has existed since 1883. For the entirety of their existence, they have played in the National League. Since 1890 they have been known exclusively by Philadelphia Athletics (1890 – Present). Since 1901 the Phillies franchise has won two World Series titles (1 […]

Tue, Aug 27, 2019
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Major League power hitting records are likely to fall, but here are five career Phillies records that are unlikely to be broken.
There’s no doubt that power is at the forefront in the current era of Major League Baseball. With balls flying out of the ballpark at an uncannily high rate, league […]

Wed, Jul 03, 2019
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HHS contributor Michael Hoban has written a comprehensive paper on assessing career value for players of the past century (since 1920), commonly known as the live ball era. In Part 1. Michael introduced his CAWS metric, which stands for Career Assessment Win Shares, based on the Win Shares […]

Thu, Jun 13, 2019
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May 1 1901 – The Senators, after bolting to a 4-0 start, suffer their 1st American League defeat. The opponent was none other than the John McGraw led Baltimore Orioles, the forerunners to the Yankees. The Orioles take a 6-4 win in Washington. The Senators would complete their inaugural season […]

Wed, May 01, 2019
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Mike Schmidt and the Phillies were in Chicago for a two-game series, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. In the Saturday game, he set a club record by hitting four consecutive home runs, including a 10th-inning game-winner off right-hander Paul Reuschel as the Phillies hung on, 18–16. Their record stood […]

Wed, Apr 17, 2019
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Year after year, across the league, first base is a position where some of the games biggest bats play. It started in the late 1800s with Cap Anson, Roger Connor, and Dan Brouthers. With Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera on the back side of hall of fame careers, some are calling todays crop of first […]

Wed, Apr 10, 2019
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You know them as lovable losers, but who were the players, coaches, manager, and front office personnel of the 1962 New York Mets?
The 1962 New York Mets won 9 and lost 17 games in May for a winning percentage of .346. That was their best month.

They won .280 of their games in the first half. It […]

Fri, Mar 15, 2019
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Dick Allen turned 77 Friday. His once-thought complicated legacy has faded and what remains is one of the strongest bodies of work for a player with a career cut short by injuries. Now, he’s a man trapped between obscurity and […]
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Fri, Mar 08, 2019
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This post is for voting and discussion in the 132nd round of balloting for the Circle of Greats (COG). This is the last of four rounds of balloting adding to the list of candidates eligible to receive your votes those players born in 1974. Rules and lists are after the jump. The new […]

Wed, Mar 06, 2019
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The White Sox appear to have an incredible future coming in the form of all their young developing talent. They should go the distance and transform all aspects of the franchise. The opportunity to turn the franchise into something incredible is right in front of them. Do they have the vision?
The […]

Sun, Mar 03, 2019
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We need a quick runoff vote to resolve the tie at the top in the 1974 part 3 voting. Voting closes next Wednesday night, so vote early. More after the jump. This is our first 4-way runoff, but it’s the second runoff in as many years for Manny Ramirez, after losing to Mordecai Br […]

Thu, Feb 28, 2019
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This post is for voting and discussion in the 131st round of balloting for the Circle of Greats (COG). This is the third of four rounds of balloting adding to the list of candidates eligible to receive your votes those players born in 1974. Rules and lists are after the jump. The new […]

Sun, Feb 17, 2019
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Geez, it was 55 years ago that I was a rookie in Spring Training. Here’s a recap of that experience. Time to head for Clearwater, Fla., and Jack Russell Memorial Stadium, places I’d heard about. As a fan, there was nothing more exciting than hearing By Saam broadcasting the first game. N […]

Wed, Feb 13, 2019
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As pitchers and catchers start arriving at MLB training camps this week, Bryce Harper, a six-time All-Star at the age of 26, still does not have a team for the 2019 season. Neither does fellow free agent Manny Machado. Such is the state of the value-conscious era in which it seems like 30 General Ma […]

Tue, Feb 12, 2019
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This post is for voting and discussion in the 130th round of balloting for the Circle of Greats (COG). This is the second of four rounds of balloting adding to the list of candidates eligible to receive your votes those players born in 1974. Rules and lists are after the jump. The ne […]

Thu, Jan 31, 2019
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Every February, Americans run to our stores to raid the shelves of all the candy, greeting cards, flowers, and apologies for not measuring up that we can find. Ah, yes … who doesn’t love Valentine’s Day? And, as it so happens, February 14 is also about the same time that pitchers a […]

Thu, Jan 24, 2019
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