It’s Tough to Snooker Sandy in a Trade

Long before becoming General Manager of the Mets, Sandy Alderson was the longtime General Manager of the Oakland A’s. He took over the helm of the A’s after Billy Martin was fired after the 1982 season in which the A’s went 68-94 and finished 5th in the American League West. During his run with the A’s, his teams appeared in three straight World Series from 1988-1990, winning...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Angels All-Time

www.sportslogos.net The Angels entered the league in 1961. Despite being in the league for over 50 years, they are one of 8 teams (Mariners, Diamondbacks, Nationals, Rays, Marlins, Rockies, Astros) that are not represented by a player in the Hall of Fame. Maybe it is because of the great weather or the relaxed atmosphere, but many great players spend time in Anaheim towards the end...
Via Reading Between The Seams
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Celebrate 1989 World Series 25-Year Reunion, Then Lose 8-4 to Orioles

It was all good feelings heading into Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. The A’s were still riding high off their walk-off homer from All Star third baseman Josh Donaldson a night earlier, and were host to a packed house of A’s fans ready to celebrate their team’s last World Series Championship. An on-field reunion saw fan favorites Rickey Henderson, Dennis Eckersley...
Via BaySportsNet
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco, Dennis Eckersley, Dave Stewart Talk 1989 A’s, Reunion Weekend

Prior to Friday night’s thrilling walkoff win by Josh Donaldson and the Oakland A’s, members of the 1989 World Champion A’s roster took part in a media session, answering questions about the reunion weekend, their careers, reflections about the game and other topics. Among those participating included Jose Canseco, Dave Stewart, Dave Henderson, Carney Lansford, Mike Moore,...
Via BaySportsNet
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 10, 1988

1988: Willie Wilson had four hits, and the Royals scored single runs in five different innings to outlast the Yankees 5-3 at Yankee Stadium in New York.The Royals took a 1-0 lead in the first when Wilson led off with a single, took second on a one-out walk by George Brett, stole third and scored on catcher Don Slaught’s throwing error.Kansas City scored again in the third, using...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon can he Steal his way into the Record Books?

By Sam Henry Dee Gordon of the Los Angeles Dodgers leads all MLB players this 2014 season with 40 stolen bases.  The young second baseman, who is now in his fourth year in the league finally looks like he belongs as he is set to play his first full season.  In Gordon’s first three seasons, beginning in 2011, he played 56, 87 and 38 games respectively. This season Gordon has played...
Via Beyond The Spread
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon steals 40 bases

Rickey Henderson stole 93 bags in 1988 Credit: PhotoFile Second basemen Dee Gordon of the Los Angeles Dodgers swiped his Major League-leading 40th stolen base of the season. It came in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Gordon attempted a second steal but was thrown out at third in the seventh inning. Gordon has been caught seven times, and has...
Via Reading Between The Seams
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Sports History – 6/24

Today in sports history… In 1979, Rickey Henderson made his MLB debut.  He had a pretty impressive stat line going 2-for-4 and had his first career stolen base.  He would go on to play for 25 seasons (3,081 games), with 3,055 hits, 2,190 walks and 1,406 steals.  His 1,406 steals is very easily the all [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The post Today in Sports History...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Johnny Damon get beaned by former teammate during Yankees Old-Timers' game

Old-Timers' Day is a tried-and-true Yankee tradition that honors some of the great players to wear the famous pinstripes. Seeing so many Yankees legends -- past and present --gathering to share old stories is one of the things that still makes it special after so many years. Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson... Johnny Damon? Well maybe he's not considered...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dennis Eckersley Watches His Likeness Win Mascot Race In Oakland (Video)

Coming face to face with the mascot version of yourself has to be a bizarre experience. That’s what happened Thursday night to NESN broadcaster Dennis Eckersley, who, alongside Don Orsillo, watched from the booth as Eck beat out Rickey Henderson and Rollie Fingers in the Oakland A’s nightly mascot race. Your browser does not support iframes. Eckersley seemed more perplexed by...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball aside, Tony Gwynn was great, period

It's been 24 hours since the news of Tony Gwynn's death, but there's a sadness in me that hasn't yet subsided. I didn't know Gwynn beyond the typical reporter-ballplayer relationship, but like so many others who have written about him, I felt a bond that remained long after he retired from baseball. As a beat writer for many years, I covered the Dodgers, Angels...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball aside, Tony Gwynn was great, period

It's been 24 hours since the news of Tony Gwynn's death, but there's a sadness in me that hasn't yet subsided. I didn't know Gwynn beyond the typical reporter-ballplayer relationship, but like so many others who have written about him, I felt a bond that remained long after he retired from baseball. As a beat writer for many years, I covered the Dodgers, Angels...
Via Fox Sports West
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Memorable Vedder Cup Moments

We’re one week away from the beginning of 2014′s installment of the storied Vedder Cup. The Mariners currently hold a 47-43 edge in the all-time series, but the Padres can even things up with a season sweep. Not only have there been several players who’ve been on both sides of baseball’s most intense interleague series (as things are scheduled right now, Chris Young should...
Via Padres Public
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dee Gordon Could Flirt with 100 Steals

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Dee Gordon swiped two more bases against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon and now has 30 steals on the season. This puts him on pace to collect 95 stolen bases throughout the course of the season, a number that would represent the most since Rickey Henderson tallied 93 for the New York Yankees in 1988.  After a leadoff walk, Dee Gordon...
Via Sportsnaut
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

RCL Update, Week 8: All Your Injuries Are Belong To Us

Looking for the Razzball Podcast? TOO BAD! It’s now Razzball Radio, and you can check out all the episodes here! Look, it's not that I want to talk about all the injuries going on in baseball ad nauseum, but another baker's dozen of arms, obliques, and ankles died this past week, and seemingly has turned everyone's RCL team page into a mix of names, stats, and...
Via Razzball
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s solidify place at top of AL West with convincing sweep of Rangers

With a month of the 2014 regular season now in the books, those devoted to the endless debate concerning baseball’s best club can finally support their unofficial nominations with 25 games of evidence, and on Wednesday night, the Oakland A’s threw their hat into the ring with a 12-1 thrashing of the Texas Rangers to complete the three-game sweep on enemy soil. In a series that...
Via Sports-Glory
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Hitting For The Cycle: FIP For Future Success, Bat Flips, Offensive Catchers, and Field of Dreams

Single: It’s All About the Strike Zone by Neil Paine (FiveThirtyEight) FiveThirtyEight has had a rocky beginning with issues concerning their lack of minority hiring, and their poor reporting on Global Warming, but their baseball coverage has been a shining beacon of hope for them. Neil Paine goes against conventional wisdom (shocking, I know) and shows how teams perform in relation...
Via The Nats Blog
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Opening Sweep a Sign of Hope?

The Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees are far from strangers when watching former players strut out in the opposing uniform. Big time names featuring Randy Johnson, Rickey Henderson, John Olerud, Tino Martinez and Raul Ibanez have traded their jerseys for pinstripes or for the Seattle logo within the past couple of decades. This of course is not accounting for current players...
Via Grandstand University
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Five MLB Speed Demons for 2014

Speed never Slumps as you will soon realize this season for these five base burners in 2014. These are the fastest men on the diamond who will wrack up stolen bases for you in your fantasy league at an alarming clip or have you at the edge of you seat when they break for second. Hall of Famer Joe Morgan once said “A good base stealer should make the whole infield jumpy.”  This...
Via Players View
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Batting Gamelogs w Most Times Driven In By

Rickey Henderson 1985 Batting Gamelogs - Baseball-Reference.com. For the play-by-play era (roughly 1954 on), we've added information on who drove the player in the most times in a particular season. This appears just above the gamelog list. For instance, in 1985, Rickey Henderson was driven in 56 times by Don Mattingly, 31 times by Dave Winfield and 24 times by himself.
Via Sports-Reference
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Following up on our Non-Interview of Bip Roberts

At least I can always say one of my boyhood favorites called me. We want to make sure that we address this so that none of the readers think of us as liars. A short time ago we promised to deliver to you Bip Roberts on The Baseball Show Podcast. My first mate M.J. Lloyd and I spent about 90 minutes on Google Hangout preparing the perfect interview. We had some great stuff to ask...
Via Diamond Hoggers
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The A's Are Looking for a New Racing Mascot

If you like the idea of racing your buddies with your vision impaired, all the while fearing you're going to fall down in front of thousands or, better yet, sweating your behind off while being enclosed inside a costume that (probably) smells an unfortunate mixture of dead feet and turds...you might be in luck! This...according the internets: The Oakland Athletics are...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Fans Paint Mural Urging Team to Stay in City, Draw Attention of Rickey Henderson (Video)

Oakland Athletics fans are passionate about their team, and as most fans are wont to do, the A’s fanbase is doing their best to keep the A’s in Oakland. The team’s search for a new ballpark is well documented, especially as the O.co Coliseum has fallen further and futher into disrepair — just this season, the A’s dugout was flooded with sewage during more than one game...
Via NESN.com
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Oakland Athletics fan creates awesome mural urging team to stay

Your browser does not support iframes.Although chatter has run rampant lately about possibly moving the Oakland Athletics franchise to another city, loyal fans in Oakland continue to plead for the team to stay.One such example comes courtesy of talented artist Francisco Sanchez. Check it out as he has been hard at work creating a mural that is designed to urge the A's to stay...
Via Bush League Chronicle
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Who should lead off for Red Sox in 2014?

With Jacoby Ellsbury gone (to New York of all teams), the Boston Red Sox find themselves without a sure-fire lead-off hitter. Ellsbury was the spark plug that ignited the Red Sox offense, and he did so by hitting .298, getting on base at .355, stealing 52 bases, and scoring 92 runs. He would have improved those numbers even more if he had not suffered that foot fracture and sat out...
Via Beantown Banter
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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