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QUIZ: MLB Presidential Nicknames

The MLB players and United States Presidents in the following questions share a common name. All you need to do is guess that name. Clues: 1. Right Fielder on 2004 Red Sox has same last name as only president to resign from office. 2. Peanut-farming Georgian and man who won 1993 WS with walk-off HR. 3. All-time WS wins leader and butter-footed Michigan gridiron star. 4. Man...
November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Today in Halo History: The Walk-Off, Inside-the-Park HR

On August 2nd, 1966, the California Angels were at home hosting a Tuesday night ball game with the New York Yankees.  Regular Angel third baseman Paul Schaal was supposed to get the night off, but in the bottom of the ninth inning of this contest, with one out, runners on second and third, and the Angels trailing the Yanks 5-3, manager Bill Rigney called on Schaal to grab a bat...
Via Monkey with a Halo
August 02, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher with 25 or more wins in a season in the Expansion Era (1961-)

A MLB pitcher has won 25 or more games in a season 18 times since the league introduced expansion teams in 1961. How many of these pitchers can you name? Clue: Wins (Year)
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim O'Toole, star pitcher on '60s Reds teams, dies at 78

Jim O'Toole, a star pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds in the 1960s, has died after a long battle with cancer. O'Toole was 78.The team said O'Toole died Saturday at his home, a day after celebrating Christmas with his large family.The lefty started the opening game of the 1961 World Series, losing to Yankees ace Whitey Ford 2-0. He also lost Game 4 to Ford, as a New York team featuring...
Via Associated Press
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim O'Toole, Reds 1960s star pitcher, dies at 78

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Reds say 1960s star pitcher Jim O'Toole has died at his home after a long battle with cancer. O'Toole was 78. The team says O'Toole died Saturday. The lefty started the opening game of the 1961 World Series, losing to Yankees ace Whitey Ford 2-0. He was the National League's starter in the 1963 All-Star Game. O'Toole debuted at 21 for the Reds...
Via Associated Press
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Confessions of a Life-Long Fan

Let’s just get this out of the way. I am one of those 38-year Blue Jays fans.  My parents even let me come home from school at lunch one cold day in April, 1977 so that I could watch that snowy Home Opener. And when the highly hyped and equally disappointing Bill Singer let loose with that first pitch, called by the late Don Chevrier and Hall of Famer Whitey Ford (who was...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

MASAHIRO BUMGARNER, ANYONE? WE GO FROM WHITEY FORD TO BETTY FORD. IT'S WILD CARD RALLY CAPS DAY: WRITE IN YOUR RALLY CAPS WHY THE YANKEES ARE WILL WIN OR GO HOME, (OR TO REHAB)

IT'S RALLY CAPS DAY. IMAGINE ME SHOUTING, BECAUSE DAMMIT, THAT'S WHAT I'M DOING!THE MORE I THINK ABOUT CC SABATHIA, THE LOUDER I GET.THE YANKEES CAN SPIN THIS LIKE DOROTHY HAMILL, BUT I FIND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE - AS MANAGEMENT CONTENDS - THAT NOBODY HAD AN INKLING OF CC'S PROBLEMS.NOR DO I BUY IT THAT AS SOON AS HE ASKED FOR HELP, THE FRANCHISE RALLIED BEHIND HIM. MY GUESS IS...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

For #Yankees, Best Deal at Deadline May Be Rotation Shuffle, by @nyypete

Back in 1964, June 15th was the trade deadline. The Yankees were in the middle of a pennant race with Chicago and Baltimore much of that season. They had three reliable starters in their rotation in Whitey Ford, Al Downing and Jim Bouton. Three other pitchers, who were  in and out of  the rotation that year, Rollie Sheldon, Ralph Terry and Stan Williams, struggled with injuries...
Via Lady At The Bat
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez’s dominance of steroid era compares favorably to baseball’s best

By Nicholas Goss Pedro Martinez takes his place among the greatest players off all time Sunday when he’s inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Martinez, who spent the bulk of his career with the Boston Red Sox, obviously is among the most dominant pitchers in the history of the game. We decided to take a look at just how dominant Martinez was in his era compared to...
Via NESN.com
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

From Washington Heights To Flushing, Betances Comes Full Circle With Yankees

I have always admired teams that can scout and sign players who are truly home-grown. The Atlanta Braves are famous for doing this. Think Atlanta-born Jeff Francoer and, more recently, Athens-born Brian McCann. The Yankees have had much less success signing players from in and around New York City. There are a few, however. Two that come to mind are Lou Gehrig and Whitey Ford.  One...
Via Lady At The Bat
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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