Great Baseball Players Newsbeat
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Baltimore Orioles: Jim Palmer, Cal Ripken Jr., Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson
Boston Red Sox: Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski
Chicago White Sox: Harold Baines, Paul Konerko, Minnie Minoso, Frank Thomas
Cleveland Indians: Bob Feller, Tris Speaker, Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel
Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera, Ty Cobb, Hank Greenberg, Al Kaline
Houston Astros: Jeff Bagwell, Lance Berkman, Craig Biggio, Nolan Ryan
Kansas City Royals: George Brett, Dan Quisenberry, Bret Saberhagen, Frank White
Los Angeles Angels: Vladimir Guerrero, Nolan Ryan, Tim Salmon, Mike Trout
Minnesota Twins: Rod Carew, Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva, Kirby Puckett
New York Yankees: Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle
Oakland Athletics: Dennis Eckersley, Jimmie Foxx, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson
Seattle Mariners: Ken Griffey Jr., Felix Hernandez, Edgar Martinez, Ichiro Suzuki
Tampa Bay Rays: Evan Longoria, David Price, James Shields, Ben Zobrist
Texas Rangers: Adrian Beltre, Ivan Rodriguez, Nolan Ryan, Michael Young
Toronto Blue Jays: Roberto Alomar, Joe Carter, Carlos Delgado, Roy Halladay
Arizona Diamondbacks: Paul Goldschmidt, Luis Gonzalez, Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling
Atlanta Braves: Hank Aaron, Chipper Jones, Greg Maddux, Warren Spahn
Chicago Cubs: Ernie Banks, Ryne Sandberg, Ron Santo, Billy Williams
Cincinnati Reds: Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Joe Morgan, Pete Rose
Colorado Rockies: Andres Galarraga, Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki, Larry Walker
Los Angeles Dodgers: Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider
Miami Marlins: Jeff Conine, Mike Lowell, Gary Sheffield, Giancarlo Stanton
Milwaukee Brewers: Cecil Cooper, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount
New York Mets: David Wright, Mike Piazza, Keith Hernandez, Tom Seaver
Philadelphia Phillies: Richie Ashburn, Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts, Mike Schmidt
Pittsburgh Pirates: Roberto Clemente, Bill Mazeroski, Willie Stargell, Honus Wagner
San Diego Padres: Tony Gwynn, Trevor Hoffman, Randy Jones, Dave Winfield
San Francisco Giants: Barry Bonds, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Buster Posey
St. Louis Cardinals: Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Rogers Hornsby, Stan Musial
Washington Nationals: Tim Raines, Gary Carter, Vladimir Guerrero, Andre Dawson
Greatest Living: Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, Johnny Bench
Negro Leagues: Cool Papa Bell, Josh Gibson, Buck O’Neil, Satchel Paige
Pioneers: Walter Johnson, Nap Lajoie, Christy Mathewson, Cy Young
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Some notice being taken:
Some perspective is in order here: Harper is nine months younger than Kris Bryantand six months younger than Joc Pederson, the early frontrunners for National League Rookie of the Year. He will still be 22 years old when the Nationals play their regular-season finale against the Mets in early October. Of the 29 MLB Rookies of the Year since 2000 (not including Harper, who captured the honor in 2012), 20 were older than Harper will be at the end of this season, after four years of service time.
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The early numbers are staggering. Barely past the season’s quarter mark, Harper leads the major leagues in runs (39), extra base hits (26), walks (40), OPS (1.198), isolated power (.393) and Wins Above Replacement (4.1). He’s even wielding some serious leather. According to Baseball Info Solutions, Harper leads big league right fielders with 10 Defensive Runs Saved. St. Louis’ Jason Heyward, the confirmed gold standard at the position, has four DRS.
On pace for 14+ WAR this season. Is that good?
Thursday, April 23, 2015
If I was listing the four living players who best exemplify what baseball means to me, I would include Koufax, Mays, Aaron and Rose, those players who filled my imagination as a boy. If I was to list the four most thrilling players who are still living, I might include Koufax and Rickey, Bonds and Pedro (or Ryan). If I had to list the four most iconic players still living, I might say Yogi, Mays, Aaron and Koufax.
But four greatest living players? Realistically, Koufax just isn’t on that list.
So explains why he feels Koufax shouldn’t have been listed on the Greatest Living Player ballot by MLB based on numbers but also explains why Koufax should have been listed seeing as he has a good chance to win a spot even with 20 or 50 players listed to put him on equal footing with Clemens, Unit, Maddux or whoever.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Voting for Top 4 players by franchise, from Negro Leagues, Pioneers and all Living Players.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Some Core Four ceremonies coming up:
Andy Pettitte will have his No. 46 retired by the New York Yankees and receive a plaque in Monument Park, a source confirmed to ESPN.com. Pettitte will become the 18th member of the Yankees to have his number retired. Pettitte was known for his big-game performance, helping the Yankees win five championships during his career.
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Pettitte finished his career with a 256-153 record and 3.85 ERA. With the help of the expanded playoff format, he has won more games (19) than anyone in playoff history. . . . Last year, Joe Torre’s No 6 was retired, while Tino Martinez and Paul O’Neil were honored in Monument Park. In 2015, Williams is scheduled to have his own ceremony, while Derek Jeter’s No. 2 will be retired in the near future.
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