As a charter member of the American League in 1901, ownership of the Cleveland Guardians was nearly shifted to a public group just months into the season. Had that deal gone through, the history of the franchise could have taken a much different direction.
A look back at the biggest Detroit Tigers trade deadline deals, their impact at the time and on seasons to come. Players highlighted include Justin Verlander, John Smoltz, David Price, Jose Iglesias, Jeimer Candelario, Daz Cameron, and Doyle Alexander.
The Cy Young Award did not exist during Bob Feller's legendary career, but if it had, how many trophies would the Hall of Famer have claimed? In this article, I'll discuss Feller's finest seasons and see where he likely would have stacked up in a race for the Cy Young Award.
Who is the greatest catcher in the history of baseball? It's a question that when asked is often followed by spirited debate. Outside of Yogi Berra, Johnny Bench, and Josh Gibson, there are several other catchers worth remembering, so read on to discover the 10 best catchers in MLB history.
Heard of someone hitting "below the Mendoza Line?" Trust me, it's not a good thing. The Mendoza Line has been used as a description for subpar batting in baseball for decades. Unfortunately for one MLB player, he was actually the actual "Mendoza."
While bashing the ball over the fence gets most of the press, it is the quiet defense that makes good teams great. The Gold Glove has been given to the best fielder in each league in each position. Only a few of teams have been fortunate enough to have a shortstop/second baseman Gold Glove combo.
In a world of fastballs, the wobbly knuckleball is an oddity. It is a pitch that is in few hurlers arsenal, but those who have mastered it enjoyed long careers. Part talent and part magic, the knuckleball is one of baseball's most unique pitches. Here are the 10 best pitchers in history to use it.
Bernice Shiner-Gera was the first female to be a Major League Baseball umpire. She retired from the sport after just one game. Gera's reasons for retiring were based on the treatment she experienced from other umpires as well as the many written and verbal threats she received.
The 1980s featured several prominent rookie power hitters, with many of those home run hitters debuting in the latter half of the decade. This article will explore MLB's top 10 rookie home run hitters of the 1980s.
Curt Flood played 15 seasons in MLB and forever changed baseball. He sacrificed his career, sued MLB, and was instrumental in securing free agency for the players. This led to him being blackballed from baseball.
The Cleveland Indians employed one of the best shortstops of all time from 1994 to 2002, but the history of Indians standouts at the position stretches back more than a century. This article will explore the 10 greatest shortstops in Cleveland Indians history.
The shortstop position has evolved quite a bit throughout history, and the top 10 to ever play the position span throughout every era of Major League Baseball. This article will count down the 10 best shortstops in MLB history, as well as look at the history of the position.
Throughout 60 seasons of play, the Los Angeles Angels have made quite a bit of history. This article will count down the 10 greatest seasons in Angels history.
Tommy Lasorda didn't teach Charlie Hough how to throw or how to master the knuckleball, but without the legendary manager's yearning, Hough's career may never have taken off—let alone lasted 25 seasons.
Members of the Baseball Hall of Fame hail from 40 of the 50 states in America, Puerto Rico, and eight foreign countries. But which state has the most baseball Hall of Famers? Read on to discover America's top 10 producers of Hall of Fame talent.
Home runs in baseball dipped during the 1940s, but there was quite the resurgence in the 1950s, especially from a pair of Brooklyn Dodgers teammates. In this article, I look back on the top 10 home run hitters in baseball during the 1950s.
The 1980s didn't have a lot of premier pitchers in terms of star power, but there were still plenty of hurlers who could strike out hitters at high rates. This article will count down Major League Baseball's 10 best strikeout pitchers of the 1980s.
The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, won't erase the ugly parts of baseball's past to fit the view of revisionist history. Instead, the Hall of Fame is working to put history into context, while still remembering legends of the game who were not exactly perfectly politically correct.
The 1960s are most famous for the home run chase of 1961, but in a decade full of sluggers, the significance of the home run throughout the decade extends much farther. This article will count down the 10 best home run hitters of the 1960s.
The 1970s was an exciting decade in baseball—and that was especially true surrounding the home run. Not only did Hank Aaron eclipse the all-time record for career home runs, many other players established themselves as premier power threats to create a decade full of notable home run hitters.
The 1980s isn't known as the most powerful decade in baseball history, but there are plenty of sluggers from that time period worth remembering. This article will explore Major League Baseball's top 10 home run hitters of the 1980s.
The No. 9 spot in a baseball lineup traditionally is not reserved for one of the team's best hitters. Nevertheless, somebody has to fill in the final slot in every game. This article will explore the best No. 9 hitters in baseball history.
Throughout history, executives for the Cleveland Indians have possessed a knack for making the most out of trades. Going all the way back to the 1910s, lopsided trades can be found falling into Cleveland's favor. In this article, I'll explore the 10 greatest trades the Indians ever made.
They say heroes are made in baseball"s postseason, but some of the greatest players in Major League history have also been the victim of the final out in a World Series. This article counts down the 10 best players to make the final out of a World Series.
Throughout a 120-year history, the Cleveland Indians have recorded plenty of exciting seasons. With selections found among the 65 winning seasons and 15 playoff appearances in team history, this article will pick out the 10 greatest seasons in franchise history.
The Cleveland Indians have had their fair share of power hitters throughout their 120-year history. Read on to discover the 10 most feared power hitters in franchise history.
Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the US. Here is an explanation of how the game works.
There are well over 100 minor league ballparks strewn across the United States. What if you could only visit ten of them?
Moses Fleetwood Walker was the first openly black person to play professional baseball. He did this 63 years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier of Major League Baseball. Walker played during the 1880s.
In his final public appearance, Jackie Robinson made a plea to Major League Baseball—figure out a way to get a Black man into a dugout as a manager. In this piece, discover how a wave of debate combined with Robinson's lingering influence to pressure MLB to ensure the hiring of a black manager.
The rich history of the San Francisco Giants is broken into five distinctive Eras. From the Mays, McCovey, Marichal Era of the 1960s to the Golden Era of the past decade. This article offers a unique perspective on the Giants' history in San Francisco.
A look at three players who had they biggest moment in the their last moments of their careers.
Babe Ruth had a surprisingly high number of sacrifice bunts for a power hitter.
This article will argue that Major League Baseball can still draw an audience.
This article examines a record in baseball that may never be broken.
Bob Porterfield was not shy about embellishing his personal history, but for a few years for the Washington Senators, he didn't have to make up any stories about his talent.