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A tale of two Bat Days South Side Hit Pen […]

Sun, Dec 29, 2019
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Curt Flood’s suit started MLB free agency concept 50 years ago Chicago Daily Law Bulletin […]

Fri, Dec 27, 2019
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Encarnacion Joins Abreu, Jimenez To Give White Sox An Unrivaled Trio Of Right-Handed Sluggers Forbes […]

Fri, Dec 27, 2019
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The story behind the Phillies’ longstanding rule on retired numbers: Will they ever change it for 6, 11 and… The Athletic […]

Thu, Dec 26, 2019
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As the Mets plan to build a World Series winner in 2020, they are going to need someone to take the next step. One of the ways that could happen is either Pete Alonso or Jacob deGrom becoming the 27th player in Major League history to win both a Rookie of the Year Award and···· […]

Fri, Nov 29, 2019
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This afternoon the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced the names of 10 men who are candidates for the Hall of Fame Class of 2020 via the “Modern Baseball” Eras Committee. The Eras Committee, which for decades was known as the Veterans Committee, is tasked with electing pl […]

Mon, Nov 04, 2019
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Tim AndersonI’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge Tim Anderson and Jose Abreu for making White Sox history this season.Anderson, who hit .240 during the 2018 season, pretty much shocked the baseball world by winning the 2019 American League batting title. He finished the year at .335, comfortably […]

Tue, Oct 01, 2019
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Pete Alons0 took Major League Baseball by storm in 2019, smashing 53 home runs and setting a new rookie record. The rest of his numbers were impressive as well, and if it weren’t for some guys names Yelich or Bellinger, Alonso could have garnered some serious MVP consideration. Despite the mas […]

Tue, Oct 01, 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?
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Sun, Mar 03, 2019
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