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50 years later: Jim Bunning's Father's Day perfect game

Jim Bunning is the father of nine children, so why wouldn't it be the native of Southgate, Ky. to do something extraordinary, something that had never been accomplished before, and has not been accomplished since on Father's Day, the defining moment of a Hall of Fame pitching career. Bunning pitched a perfect game on Father's Day -- June 21, 1964. He was wearing a Philadelphia...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Non-Indians, Indians Hall of Famers

The Indians have had many players play Hall of Fame careers in Cleveland including some of the greatest players in baseball history like Bob Feller, Napoleon LaJoie  and Tris Speaker. Most Tribe fans should know all about these players and if they don't you can go back and read the first set of All-Time Indians articles from 2011. This top ten list is not about those players...
Via Burning River Baseball
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Players Who Suited Up For Both: Chicago Cubs and White Sox

Playing on Both Sides The Chicago Cubs and White Sox organizations date back well over 100 years. In that time there have been numerous players who have suited up on the north side as well as the south side. There are a few Hall of Famers on the list as well as many players you’ve never heard of. Let’s take a look at the best, not necessarily while playing in Chicago, as well...
Via Sports Mockery
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

All-Time Indians: Don Mossi

Name: Donald Louis Mossi   Position: Relief Pitcher     Nick Name: Ears             Number: 12       Tribe Time: 1954-1958   ...
Via Burning River Baseball
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering Hall of Famer and Mets broadcaster Ralph Kiner

You could not have grown up a baseball fan in greater New York and not known that Channel 11 belonged to the Yankees and Channel 9 belonged to the Mets. Phil Rizzuto belonged to the Yankees but Ralph Kiner belonged to the Mets. Teamed up with Lindsey Nelson and Bob Murphy, he was with the Mets since the beginning. He always had a story about one of the game’s greats and could...
Via Mets360.com
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ed Herrmann was the best catcher of the knuckleball

Today it was announced that longtime MLB catcher Ed “Hoggy” Herrmann passed away today at the age of 67 after a long battle with prostate cancer. Herrmann played parts of 11 seasons in the big leagues, with his best seasons with the Chicago White Sox from 1969-1974. While he put up some quality offensive numbers for the White Sox when he was their starting catcher, he was more...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB expansion draft series: 1968- Kansas City Royals

MLB stayed consistent through the 1960 season, with each league having 8 teams. Expansion first came in 1961, with the AL adding the Los Angeles Angels and Washington Senators (the original Washington Senators became the Minnesota Twins and the later Senators became the Texas Rangers in 1972). The NL expanded in 1962, as the New York Mets and Houston Astros joined the NL. Both the...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Kern’s Four Incredible Seasons

Yesterday, the Q&A from the estimable David Laurila focused on relievers of the 70’s and 80’s, so I thought I would take a look at some relievers from that era. During the 1970’s, relievers began to take on the importance that they have today. But back then, they were used far differently. In the process, many stars were born. Going down the list of most valuable relievers...
Via Fangraphs
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Rare footage of Hoyt Wilhelm and his knuckleball

On his birthday youtube user typeittypeit posts rare footage of Hoyt Wilhelm and his knuckleball. In this video, Wilhelm teaches how the ball is thrown. Play Our Fantasy Game Today and Try Your Hand at Winning $250 for FREE
Via The Baseball Page
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

The Pine Tar Game and Wilhelm's 907th on July 24 on This Day in Baseball

July 24, 1912, future Hall of Fame outfielder Tris Speaker starts a 20-game hitting streak, his third streak of at least 20 games that season. Speaker remains the only player to accomplish this feat. The son of Bobby Bonds, and the godson of Willy Mays is born in Riverside, California on July 24th, 1964.  Barry will make his debut in 1986 with the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Via The Baseball Page
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

World, Yankees, prepare for no-hitter by R.A. Dickey

Yeesh. Coverage of the Subway Series’ upcoming marquee matchup – CC vs RA - is like watching a reality TV show from Death Row. Right now, if R.A. Dickey only throws a shutout, he’ll be a failure. Today’s NYT remembers the Hoyt Wilhelm no-hitter – last pitcher (a knuckleballer) to throw one against us (if you discount the team of Astros a few years back, which disgraced...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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