Only 14 players have ever won baseball's batting Triple Crown, leading the league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in. All 11 20th century winners are in the Hall of Fame. In 2012, Miguel Cabrera joined the exclusive Triple Crown club.
I loved watching all of these players play the game. They are all obvious cheaters though. The steroid use of these guys was something a blind man could see.
Baseball has a rich tradition of presenting awards to deserving players and teams. Here is a list of ten that you probably didn't know existed.
Baseball has declined in popularity and that will have a long lasting effect on the culture at large. Years from now a young child will ask, "Grandpa, what was baseball?"
Hitting 50 home runs in a season is still quite a feat. Here are 50 facts about the players who have hit 50 or more homers in a season.
Baseball is America's pastime, and hitting a round ball with a round bat is extremely difficult. Hitting a round ball with a round bat when the ball is travelling 100 miles per hour is harder still.
Brooklyn Dodgers’ Carl Furillo is considered one of the greatest outfielders of his day. But false accusations and reporters’ misrepresentations dogged him throughout his career.
This article provides a list of the 16 worst players for the Los Angeles Dodgers during the age of free agency. A short biography is provided for each notoriously bad player.
Runs win ballgames, so it is logical that the players who produce the most runs help their teams win the most. Runs produced is one simple way to provide a snapshot of who those players are.
The Post-Season Awards won't be given out until November, but here is one look at who may emerge with some new hardware to place on their shelves.
Catcher Ray Fosse became famous as the target of one of the hardest slides in Major League history during the 1970 All Star Game. It changed his life.
It is a baseball game or the circus? Hard to tell these days. Here is one ardent fan's plan of helping baseball begin the journey of make attending a game a sporting event again.
Say it ain't so Joe; cause it ain't. The season is not over if you still want to catch a game without having to sell a kidney. Phoenix hosts baseball's best kept secret, the Arizona Fall League.
The modern era of Major League Baseball began with 8 teams in the National League in 1900 and 8 in the American League in 1901. For 60 years, the Major Leagues were comprised of those 16 original teams, with only a handful of franchise relocations. Beginning in 1961, baseball expanded with new teams, additional franchise moves, and divisional reconfigurations. There are currently 30 teams with 3 divisions in each league. Is more expansion or franchise relocation on the way?