The Millionth Run

Baseball is a game marked by milestones of achievement—3,000 hits in a career, 100 RBI in a season, 300 pitching victories in a career. It’s also a game marked by milestones reached when opportunity meets happenstance. Players attain an illustrious position in the annals of baseball history simply by being in the right place at the right time or the wrong place at the wrong...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Honus Wagner card auctioned for more than $400,000

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) A 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card has sold at auction for $403,664. Neither the buyer nor the seller of the T206 card was announced by SCP Auctions, which said online bidding ended Sunday. A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card sold for $268,664 and a bat used by Jackie Robinson during 1949, when he was voted NL MVP, sold for $201,851). An autographed...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hero worship versus sports as entertainment

It has not shocked me in recent weeks to read stories about Jayson Werth getting ten days in jail or the varied reports on people like Bill Cosby or Adrian Peterson. Those who are fortunate enough to become very good at high visibility skills such as sports and entertainment are artificially built as superstars. But they are people. Just as we are all people. Hero worship has...
Via The Flagrant Fan
11 days ago  |  Discuss

28 Things Every Yankees Fan Should Be Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving!  Over the years, the New York Yankees and their fans have had more things to be thankful for than other fans and the teams they root for.  So, with a nod to that elusive 28th World Championship, here are 28 things Yankees Universe should "thank the good Lord for" (or, whomever your higher power is), in no particular order:1. George Steinbrenner ("The Boss")2...
Via Lady At The Bat
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Addressing this Giancarlo Stanton lunacy

Credit: AP/Julio Cortez Talks of Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins discussing a $300 million deal are all over the web. Throwing this type of figure into the discussion is lunacy. Unless the player seeking a deal is the biological result of some type of Barry Bonds, Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron experiment conducted by baseball crazed scientists, no one is worth this kind of...
Via Reading Between The Seams
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro sports leagues gradually embrace gambling

We've come a long way since Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were banned from baseball for associating with gamblers - not betting on games or tipping them off about injuries, but by shaking their hands as Atlantic City casino greeters. Professional sports leagues that once professed zero tolerance for gambling are moving steadily toward accepting betting on their games...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

From the Pitcher’s Mound to the Broadcast Booth

They called Herb Score the “Howitzer.” The lefty mowed down hitters while pitching in the minor leagues in Indianapolis in 1954, leading people to consider him the heir to Bob Feller, who was then closing in on retirement. In Indianapolis, Score went 22–5 and struck out 330 batters. Score’s rookie year of 1955 was one for the books. He won 16 games and struck out 245 batters...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ball Four – Jim Bouton

Quite possibly the most influential book written about baseball prior to Money Ball, Jim Bouton’s inside tale of his time with the upstart Seattle Pilots in 1969 was a controversial, never before seen look into the dugouts, locker rooms and bullpens of Major League Baseball. Since it was published in 1970, many other players have written memoirs and journal style books of their...
Via Burning River Baseball
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Honoring A Great Yankee On His Birthday

It isn't often that we take the time to honor a member of the Yankees. But, today we will make an exception. To those of us who faintly remember baseball in the late '50s and early '60s, Mickey Mantle—despite his pinstripes—was an icon. He was a five-tool player before there were five-tool players. His Hall Of Fame numbers speak for themselves—.298 BA, .421 OBP, .557 SLG, 536...
Via FenwayNation
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s In A Number, Toews Legendary Comparison

As sports fans we all like to compare today’s stars to yesteryear’s greats, whether we compare Mike Trout to Mickey Mantle or Kobe Bryant to Michael Jordan, it is something that we all do. It helps us to appreciate greatness we are watching as we marvel over the next best thing while comparing the greats has started many great bar stool debates over the years. So sit back, relax...
Via Sports Mockery
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Derek Jeter’s final career at-bat (Video)

New York Yankees star Derek Jeter hit an RBI infield single at Boston’s Fenway Park in the final at-bat of his 20-year career on Sunday. Jeter has officially hung up his pinstripes. It was the 3,465th hit of his career— 6th on the all-time list. Check out the video: 
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in History: Mickey Mantle Hits 400th Home Run

On September 10, 1962, Mickey Mantle hit his 400th career home run to assist the New York Yankees in a 3-1 away victory over the Detroit Tigers. The game started with Al Kaline hitting a solo home run off of Ralph Terry in the first inning. Mantle answered with the historic home run, a solo, in the fifth. The Yankees pulled it together in the ninth when Richardson scored off of a...
Via Grandstand University
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

FOR SALE: This Creepy Mr. Peanut Costume

It’s no secret, you can find just about anything on eBay. And as the Baseball Continuum points out, when it comes to baseball memorabilia…the auction website has been home to some of the oddest finds imaginable. Consider these gems…Cy Young’s coffee pot (and pocket knife), a very freaky Mr. Met costume, Stan Musial’s wallet, Mickey Mantle’s music and Mike Trout’s Little...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mickey Mantle's Texas drivers license on auction for half a million

A Mickey Mantle baseball card might not be the most valuable card collectors are after.  The New York Yankees legend and Hall of Famer's Texas drivers license is up for grabs on Ebay for a price tag of $500,000.  The seller doesn't say how he obtained the license, but states that the winner will be "the only person in the world to have this amazing personal item from one of the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mickey Mantle's driver's license on eBay for big bucks

Fans taking food out of their kids mouths to spend it their passed sports idols’ memorabilia always struck me as exceptionally macabre. That...
Via Busted Coverage
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Eight Of The Longest Home Runs Ever Hit In Baseball

Home runs are an exciting part of baseball. It’s difficult to hit one, but when it’s done, there’s no better feeling than blasting that ball out of the park. The longest home run is credited to Mickey Mantle, the distance is said to be somewhere near 630 ft. That impressive number is nearly impossible to beat, there’s a few players who have come close. Here’s eight of the...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

45th Anniversary of Woodstock: What was Happening in the Sports World?

This week marks the 45th anniversary of one of the most iconic moments in American pop culture history. The original Woodstock Festival took place over the course of four days during the summer of 1969. Performers included Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, among many others who were popular during the counter-culture movement of that era. To...
Via Sportsnaut
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in History: Ted Williams Goes Mad

On August 7, 1956, Boston Red Sox left-fielder Ted Williams spit at fans when he came off the field after letting a fly ball hit by Mickey Mantle hit the ground, he was fined $5000. When the ball dropped Mantle reached second and Williams was charged with an error. Yogi Berra  was next at bat. Williams caught the ball he hit. The crowd was still booing and taunting him...
Via Grandstand University
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Stories from the Past: Q&A with Johnny Goryl

Probably the most fascinating person in the entire Cleveland Indians organization to talk to is Johnny Goryl. He is not a Hall of Famer and never was an All Star. He only played in 276 Major League games over six seasons and was just a career .225 hitter. But Goryl played in an era that had the likes of Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax and so many other stars...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Autograph Magazine readers love Mike Francesa's Mickey Mantle tattoo

You know that Mike Francesa with Mickey Mantle tattoo that was done by Formerly Funtime (go follow him on Twitter)? Yeah, they're blown away by it over at Autograph Magazine. Posted in a discussion of Mantle forgeries, reader CEE GEE comments:Francessas piece is f****** insane !!!Indeed.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

An All Star Game To Remember

1964 was a bustling time in our nation’s history. With America still reeling from the shock of our president being assassinated on the streets of Dallas, we were under invasion by a group of four long haired lads from Liverpool. New President Lyndon Johnson declared a ‘War on Poverty.’ Average annual income in America was $6000, a new house cost $13,000, a new car $3500. For...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Twin Oliva partaking in third Minnesota All-Star Game

There he was, a 25-year-old rookie, standing among some of the best to ever play the game. Willie Mays. Roberto Clemente. Mickey Mantle. Harmon Killebrew. Hank Aaron. Somehow, some way, Tony Oliva wedged his way into that elite group. His numbers more than validated his selection to the 1964 All-Star Game, but the Cuba native and Twins outfielder still couldn't believe he was among...
Via Fox Sports North
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

"To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour...": William Blake had to be writing about the 2014 Yankees.

Last night, we experienced eternity in an hour, with the commercial breaks. The gods treated us to a perfect microcosm of the '14 Yankees: Fall behind, mount comeback - because the opponent sucks - reach tie, raise glimmer of hope... and blow it. It was like a journey back to 1968 - the sad farewell tour for Mickey Mantle, and the second season of our 10-year drought, when the Yankees...
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The best sports movie from every year of the 2000′s

Every year, a plethora of sports movies are released. Some are true stories, some are documentaries, some are inspiring, and some are just silly. I got to thinking, did every year this millennium have a great sports movie? In that spirit, I present the best sports movie from every year of the 2000′s so far. (Credit: imdb) 2000: Remember the Titans The true story of the newly integrated...
Via Sports-Kings
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

I Miss Tony Gwynn

You’re wrong about Tony Gwynn.  However good you think he was, you are mistaken.  However amazed you are about his career, you are misinformed. That’s because Tony Gwynn wasn’t that good.  He was better.  Take every bit of praise coming his way and increase it because none of it is hyperbole.  Simply, it is impossible to overstate Gwynn’s legacy. No one truly appreciates...
Via Friarhood
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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