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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Yankees vs The Universe: Who Ya Got?

Mike Schmidt: The greatest of them all. But third base presents an interesting dilemma: Considering their careers in total, A-Rod and Schmidt are essentially a push. Had A-Rod played his entire career at the hottest of corners, Schmidt’s unquestioned status as the best of them all… is now questionable. Is it A-Rod’s fault he was good enough to play short?

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Yogi Berra: His post-baseball persona as a diminutive, cuddly fount of absurdist Zen koans bears no resemblance to the man in his playing days. He was revered by the writers (and his teammates) for his toughness, intelligence, skill and leadership on the field, and he dominated the MVP vote during his prime. His year-by-year MVP finishes, 1950-1956: Third, first, fourth, second, first, first, second.


Monday, January 09, 2017

Clickhole: The Greatest Of All Time: A Statistical Portrait Of Babe Ruth

Really makes you think.

Ruth began his career as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, where he was arguably one of the greatest pitchers of his generation. The retired, dead baseball player Yogi Berra once said, “Babe Ruth is good at pitching.” This is correct. Babe Ruth was an extraordinary pitcher. At a time when most pitchers were throwing their pitches in the wrong direction, such as over the outfield wall or directly at their own head, Babe Ruth became known for throwing his pitches in the direction of the batter. The following picture of a graph shows how groundbreaking Ruth’s decision to throw his pitches toward the batter truly were:

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 09, 2017 at 03:24 PM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: babe ruth, clickbait, stats

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-21-2016

Bridgeport Evening Farmer, December 21, 1916:

PITCHER RUTH OF RED SOX INJURED AS AUTOS CRASH

Word reached [Baltimore] last night of a serious automobile smash-up in Boston in which Babe Ruth, the left hander whose sensational pitching for the Red Sox won him great renown, and his wife figured. While the big fellow escaped with a few cuts and bruises, Mrs. Ruth had to be removed to a Boston hospital.
...
Babe and his wife were enjoying the comforts of a recently purchased machine in a suburb of the Hub when it collided with another automobile. The impact was terrific and Mrs. Ruth was pitched into the roadway.

The mind boggles at how different baseball history would have been if this accident had been worse.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 21, 2016 at 10:14 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: babe ruth, dugout, history

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Who is the Most Intimidating Hitter in the Game?

As Don Sutton once said, “he doesn’t just hit you; he takes your dignity.”

gehrig97 Posted: December 15, 2016 at 12:17 PM | 49 comment(s)
  Beats: babe ruth, bonds, giancarlo stanton, miguel cabrera, ortiz, trout

 

 

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