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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 […]

Mon, May 01, 2017
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There is no denying what an honor it is for a baseball player to be named to the Hall of Fame and there is probably no feeling like it. However, … Continue Reading → […]

Thu, Apr 06, 2017
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HBO is releasing a special about former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood, and how he changed the game of baseball.
Curt Flood had a solid 15-year career in which he hit .293 while being selected to three All-Star teams and seven Gold Glove Awards. But his biggest impact came off the field, […]

Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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This post is for voting and discussion in the 124th round of balloting for the Circle of Greats (COG). Â This is the last of three rounds adding to the list of candidates eligible to receive your votes those players born in 1972. Rules and lists are after the jump. The new group of 1972-born players, […]

Wed, Feb 08, 2017
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This post is for voting and discussion in the 123rd round of balloting for the Circle of Greats (COG). Â This is the second of three rounds adding to the list of candidates eligible to receive your votes those players born in 1972. Rules and lists are after the jump. The new group of 1972-born player […]

Mon, Jan 30, 2017
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This post is for voting and discussion in the 122nd round of balloting for the Circle of Greats (COG). Â This is the first of three rounds adding to the list of candidates eligible to receive your votes those players born in 1972. Rules and lists are after the jump. The new group of 1972-born players […]

Wed, Jan 18, 2017
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We take a look at fifteen of the all-time greatest baseball players to ever wear the number f15 throughout their careers.
The post Fifteen Number 15s appeared first on Deep(ish) Thoughts. […]

Mon, Jan 16, 2017
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Mon, Jan 16, 2017
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These 10 players are the best to receive only one year of consideration for the MLB Hall of Fame before dropping off the ballot.
Sometimes it’s an honor just to be nominated. This often holds true for entertainment awards shows as well as Hall of Fame voting. With less than two weeks to go be… […]

Fri, Jan 06, 2017
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The below table shows the eight (semi-)retired MLB-playing generations. For each generation, I have listed the number of members with 10-year MLB careers (who ended their careers by 2010), the number of players enshrined in the Hall of Fame as players, and the percentage of eligible players enshrine […]

Fri, Dec 30, 2016
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The numbers don’t lie: Rk Player OPS+ G From To Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB BA OBP SLG 1 Dick Allen 165 1481 1964 1974 22-32 6270 968 1623 277 74 319 975 775 .299 .386 .554 2 Willie McCovey 161 1468 1964 1974 26-36 5713 766 1292 209 27 327 […] […]

Fri, Dec 16, 2016
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Everyone loves a good underdog or comeback story, especially in sports. The downhill skier who suffered devastating injuries and later won an Olympic gold medal. The overmatched football team that beat the undefeated team to win the Super Bowl. Those stories are some of sports fans favorite memories […]

Thu, Dec 01, 2016
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Ryan Howard and Tommy Joseph got to the Philadelphia Phillies in very different ways. But they will be forever connected from here on out. Back in 2001, the Phillies used Travis Lee at their first baseman. He was solid, but unspectacular hitting 20 home runs and driving in 90 runs. They were thinkin […]

Sat, Oct 29, 2016
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