Ball-in-Play Leaders and Laggards: American League Hitters

The holidays are upon us, and transactional activity is about to take a short hiatus, if history is a guide. (Though I do remember Jeff Suppan signing as a free agent on Christmas Eve when I was with the Brewers, but I digress.) Just some fun data for readers to chew on as they sip […]
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Soup's Sports Grill a hit for ex-MLB pitcher Suppan

If you park behind Soup's Sports Grill on Ventura Boulevard and walk through the back entrance, one of the first things you'll see on the left wall is a collection of Jeff Suppan's baseball team photos from his West Hills Little League career. That's by design. The 39-year-old Suppan, the 2006 NLCS MVP who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series that same season, wants...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox 99 – September Surge

Boston’s late-August surge continued into September, as they swept three from the struggling Kansas City Royals and split a four-gamer with Seattle. Pedro Martinez took care of things in the opener, fanning 11 and walking one while allowing 4 hits and a run in 6 frames as the Sox breezed 7-1. They broke open a 2-1 contest with 4 in the fifth on 3 hits and 2 errors, with Butch...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 18, 1999

1999: Tim Spehr’s three-run home run in the sixth inning proved to be the biggest blow of the game, as the Royals withstood a ninth-inning rally to take a 6-5 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago.With the Royals holding a 2-1 lead in the sixth, Mike Sweeney laced a one-out double off Cubs starter Kevin Tapani. After a Jermaine Dye groundout, the Cubs intentionally walked...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History: May 19, 2000

2000: The Royals scratched their way back from a 3-0 deficit, but Jeff Suppan could not hold the lead as Kansas City dropped a disappointing  6-4 loss to the Angels at Edison Field in Anaheim. The Angels grabbed an early lead in the second. With one out, Garret Anderson tripled. Suppan got Troy Glaus to hit a foul popup, but third baseman Joe Randa dropped it. Given a reprieve...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals have potential for 2014 to be 100-win season

The St. Louis Cardinals have finished at least 10 games over the .500 mark for six straight seasons, won 97 games and reached the World Series in 2013 and could be about to embark on their third 100-win season in the last decade. The Cardinals are set to enter the 2014 season with the most talent on their projected 25-man roster since the 2004 and 2005 seasons when they won 105...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Veteran pitcher Jeff Suppan announces retirement after 17 seasons

Former St. Louis Cardinals postseason hero Jeff Suppan announced his retirement Thursday. The right-hand pitcher logged 140 victories throughout his 17-year career with the Red Sox, Diamondbacks, Royals, Pirates, Cardinals, Brewers and Padres. Suppan played for the Cardinals from 2004-06 and went 32-19 with a 3.86 ERA. St. Louis made the postseason in all three of those seasons...
Via Fox Sports
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Suppan Retires & The Friday Links

It feels like Tuesday, but it's FRIDAY!  Sometimes the mid-week holidays aren't that bad after all, right?  Here's a toast to Jeff Suppan. The former St. Louis Cardinals starter from 2004-2006 retired this week. His career with the team spanned 3 seasons, produced 32 wins and a 2006 NLCS MVP honor. He made the announcement 6 years to the hour when his mom passed away as...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Suppan Retires (Anyone Else Remember That Time He Outpitched Adam Wainwright?)

(Image: AP) When former Brewers pitcher Jeff Suppan announced his retirement today, the news probably did not prompt an outpouring of affection from Milwaukee fans.   Suppan is more likely to be remembered in the same company as Randy Wolf and Bill Hall – notable misfires in the otherwise agreeable tenure of general manager Doug Melvin.  When then-manager Ken Macha took...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Suppan announces his retirement

Right-handed pitcher Jeff Suppan, who may be best known for his strong performances in the 2006 playoffs with the St. Louis Cardinals, announced his retirement today.  As reported by John Heyman of, Suppan, a native of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, last pitched for the San Diego Padres in 2012.  He specifically waited until 2 p.m Pacific time on January...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Suppan retires from baseball

getty images Jeff Suppan has retired from baseball. Suppan was an average pitcher at best for much of his career but a few key performances allowed him to become a legend for the St. Louis Cardinals. Suppan spent 17 seasons at the big league level, and turned 39 on Thursday. “After seventeen Major League seasons, I’ve squeezed everything out of my ability,” Suppan said. ...
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Suppan, Former Red Sox Pitcher, Announces Retirement, Honors Late Mother in Process

Jeff Suppan is hanging up his cleats in respectable fashion. Suppan, who last pitched in the majors in 2012, announced his retirement Thursday. The 39-year-old purposefully made the announcement at 2 p.m. Pacific Time on Jan. 2 as a way to honor his late mother, Kathleen, who died at that time exactly six years ago to the day, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Jan. 2 also marks...
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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