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Thursday, August 18, 2016

The 10 most deserving players who are not in the Baseball Hall of Fame

It’s easy to forget that the 1960s and early 1970s were an abysmal time to put up hitting numbers. There’s a reason the AL introduced the designated hitter in 1973 — scoring was at a near all-time low. if we take Allen’s career records and put them into the context of the 1980s and at Comiskey Park, for example, he ends up with more than 400 home runs, a .324 batting average, .414 OBP, and .592 SLG. His context-altered line would show ten 100-RBI seasons, three 200-hit seasons, and nine seasons of at least 100 runs scored. even if he just comes within 10 percent of those numbers, Allen is an easy Hall of Famer. Allen was clearly a better hitter than Tony Perez or Orlando Cepeda, two more immobile slugging first basemen of the same era.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Will Hall of Fame’s new election rules help former Tigers?

Jack Morris, Alan Trammell, and Lou Whitaker remain three of the most controversial candidates for the Hall. All three have their camps of support, but none of them can be elected by the baseball writers, for separate reasons.

Wahoo Sam Posted: July 25, 2016 at 03:20 PM | 78 comment(s)
  Beats: alan trammell, hall of fame, jack morris, lou whitaker

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

These Tigers’ managers were ejected the most times

A consequence of the challenge/replay system has been a decrease in the number of on-field arguments between managers and umpires. While fans don’t go to a ballpark to see their manager debate with an umpire they’ve probably never heard of, the argument was a part of baseball history and it’s provided some memorable moments. Who doesn’t remember Earl Weaver flipping out at a bad call and engaging in a profanity-filled exchange with the men in blue? Well, they wear black now, but…

Thanks to the fantastic work of Retrosheet, which has gathered the play-by-play and/or box scores of nearly every game in history dating back to before Grover Cleveland was president, we have a list of every ejection for a player, manager, or coach since at least 1901. I decided to take a look at which Tigers’ managers have been ejected the most times.


 

 

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