He’s been on the receiving end of several notable milestones over the years, including Mike Trout’s first major league home run on July 24, 2011 at Camden Yards. He also caught Barry Bonds’ 724th career home run at Petco Park in 2006, and over the years has caught several balls at the Home Run Derby in numerous locations.
Now he adds Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th hit, which should prove to be the most valuable of them all.
The real outrage should be the spelling of their team name.
This is a thing happening in minor league baseball in the year 2015. I screencapped it because I predict it will be canceled by the end of the day, but as of right now, this is still a promotion on the Orem Owlz’ schedule:...
I suspect that this is born out of a benign yet ignorant impulse. Someone said “you know, it’d be way cheaper for us to combine Italian Heritage Night and Irish Heritage Night and [insert predominantly ...
The Chronicle on Thursday learned that the Cardinals had unauthorized access to Astros information as early as 2012, a year earlier than was previously known. Cards owner Bill DeWitt Jr., meanwhile, for the first time acknowledged that his organization had played a role in accessing proprietary information belonging to the Astros, blaming “roguish behavior.”
More than 300 million votes have been accepted, according to the league, and the record of 390 million should fall sometime this week. Almost certainly a half-billion votes will be cast by the time balloting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on July 2. And that doesn’t include the massive amounts of votes Bob Bowman, the CEO of MLB Advanced Media, said the league disallowed because of concerns over fake or improper voting.
“I’m not saying we bat 1.000,” Bowman said. “But it’s between 60 and 65 ...
Officially, Yankees prospect Wes Wilson is listed as a catcher. Unofficially, he’s an iron man two-way player, a lights-out closer, a jokester, and after his late-innings exploits Thursday, somewhat of a Tampa hero.
Wilson caught 15 innings behind the plate before tossing two perfect innings of relief and capping his mammoth night with a go-ahead homer in the 17th frame as the Class A Advanced Yankees outlasted the host Bradenton Marauders, 5-4.
By my count, 36 players have received MVP votes for sub-replacement seasons since 1931, when the American League joined the National League in adopting the current selection model, without any restrictions on multiple-time winners. Highlighted players:
1997: Deivi Cruz, SS, Tigers
1997: Tony Womack, 2B, Pirates
1992: George Bell, OF, White Sox
1990: Joe Carter, OF, Padres
1974: Jack Billingham, P, Reds
1950: Ken Wood, OF, Browns
Colon, Gregerson, Gattis, Kendrys and Torii suggested as ...
INSANE PROVE TO BE ENTHUSIASTIC ROOTERS AT BASEBALL GAME
Three hundred inmates of the state asylum for the insane [in San Bernardino, CA] rooted like real fans at a baseball game played [yesterday] between teams made up from inmates and attendants of the institution.
Dr. J.A. Riley, superintendent of the hospital, who believes interest created by baseball may restore mental balance in many of the patients, announced after the game that work would be ...
When Kansas City stumbled earlier this month, Yost and his players preached patience. Yost considered this a learned skill, something he could not always practice when he first became a manager. The team credited him for loosening the reigns and trusting his roster.
“I just respect the fact that he’s really adapted and changed,” said Jeremy Guthrie, who logged six innings of two-run baseball on Thursday. “Just like every player has to do. Just ...
The possibility of surgery was broached earlier in the afternoon when manager Terry Collins said the ways for Lagares’ elbow to improve would be to rest or have Tommy John surgery. Collins added Lagares can play through this injury.
“A lot of guys have,” Collins said. “We just have to be careful he doesn’t get crazy and make an awkward throw or try to overthrow too much.”
One was the implication that the hackers had been able to gain access to the Astros’ database—which is called Ground Control and contains scouting and medical reports and statistical projections, among other data—because he had failed to change his old passwords. “That’s absolutely false,” said Luhnow, who worked as a technology executive before he began his career in baseball. “I absolutely know about password hygiene and best practices. I’m certainly aware ...
When Capps is pitching, 60 feet, six inches shrinks to roughly 52 feet, four inches. That’s enough to inflate his perceived velocity by almost 3.5 mph, topping 101, passing Chapman (who gets a much smaller boost), and crowning Capps as baseball’s hardest-seeming thrower.
The key to exploiting the system was realizing that—are you ready for this?—there is zero verification ...
My favorite ballplayer of the 1910s is back in the news! Pittsburgh Press, June 18, 1915:
When “Tubby” Spencer left Philadelphia, it was thought that he was through as a catcher. Spencer was at one time considered the most promising catcher in the country. He was the son of a Scranton millionaire, and traveled the pace that ruins all athletes.
Spencer was a brilliant chap, and he saw the error of his ways and gave up the bright lights. The big, good natured catcher is now treasurer of the ...
Thursday in Arizona, Myers will have a bone spur in his left wrist trimmed. The Padres hope he can resume baseball activities in six weeks, but eight weeks might be more realistic. By then, it will be mid-August, Myers will need a significant amount of rehab games and sitting out whatever remains of the season could be the wiser course of action.
“Unequivocally,” Mozeliak said, “I knew nothing about this.”
He just wants answers.
Cardinals owner on investigation: ‘These are serious allegations’
“I don’t know the outcome of this or where it’s going to go,” he said, “but our hope is that when everything comes to light, people will realize that it wasn’t something that was organizationalwide. It shouldn’t be something that takes away from any of the success this organization has had.”
NHL will be offering single team NHL GameCenter Live packages over a five year period starting with the 2015-16 season for a discount on the full league package.
Fans wanting to simply buy a single team package will received a discount of “at least” 20% on the cost of the full league package (which ran $159 for the 2014-15 season). There will also be a discount of an extra 17.25% on early bird, renewal, and full season packages for the upcoming season…
The most overused, overwrought cliché in baseball? Play the game the right way. What does that even mean, though? The answer to that question must take into account three important factors: When, Who, and Where.
This article describes how cultural differences affect how “playing the right way” is perceived. Baker tells us about his experience in the Dominican Winter League and how different their etiquette was there. Even though this is an article completely about baseball it really goes ...