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StaTuesday: Twins in All-Star Games

Welcome to the latest edition of StaTuesday, where each week we'll give you a different look at sports by examining a particular statistic or numbers. If you have any ideas for future articles, please send us an email. With the All-Star Game upon us, just how have Minnesota Twins players done in the past and what kind of legacy do Brian Dozier and Glen Perkins have to live up to...
Via Fox Sports North
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Little Roller Up Along First… Behind the Bag! It Gets Through…Hernandez?

October 25, 1986: Boston: It took 68 years for the Red Sox to end the ‘Curse of the Bambino’ and they did it in historic fashion in front of a sold-out Fenway Park. The heavily favored Mets, winners of 108 regular season games, turned to Bob Ojeda in hopes of forcing a game 7. Trailing by a run heading to the home half of the eighth, Boston tied the game at 3. The Mets seemed...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday - All-Time Greats - First Base

View image | gettyimages.com Paul Goldschmidt has returned from a season ending injury in 2014 to another hot start, hitting .329/.440/.611 with 12 HRs and 38 RBI in 46 games.  Adrian Gonzalez has swung a hot bat as well in 2015, owning a .341/.417/.628 slash that has led to 17 doubles, 10 home runs and 35 RBI.  All-Time Greats - Catchers   But compared to the All...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins' Gordon returns to Dodger Stadium as best hitter in baseball

Dee Gordon returns to Dodger Stadium this week to face his old club as the best hitter in the majors. Going into Monday night’s game he was hitting .439 with 54 hits in 123 at-bats. He was hitting 62 points higher than the next closest qualifying hitter. That hitter was actually the Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez, who won NL Player of the Month honors for April. Although Gordon went...
Via Fox Sports
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

We Miss You, Valdy!

By Glen McKee, Senior AngelsWin.com Nostalgistican -  Almost a week ago, there was magic on the field at Angels Stadium as the only three Angels to be honored as MVP were on the field together.  Mike Trout was the newest member of the exclusive club, joining current hitting coach Don Baylor, all-time awesome dude Vladimir Guerrero and nobody else.  (Trout is a safe bet to...
Via Angelswin
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: January 8, 1991

Gaylord Perry, the Cleveland Indians’ first Cy Young Award winning pitcher, is elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Perry will be joined in induction by a fellow 300-game winner, Ferguson Jenkins, and a member of the 3,000-hit club, Rod Carew. Perry spent ten seasons with the San Francisco Giants before he was traded to Cleveland in November of 1971 with Frank Duffy for...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com's 10th Anniversary Member Appreciation Interview with Victor

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary at AngelsWin.com we've focused our attention on our writers, mods, contributors & website members. As the year has winded down, we're wrapping up this series with our director of social media, Geoff Stoddart (later today) and long time member, Victor. In this feature we put the spotlight on Victor Varadi, one of our longest tenured members...
Via Angelswin
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Luis Tiant, Red Sox Great, Not Elected To Hall Of Fame By Golden Era Committee

This embed is invalid" /> SAN DIEGO — The Baseball Hall of Fame’s Golden Era Committee failed to elect any of the 10 candidates from a group whose primary contributions were from 1947 to 1972. The Hall announced the results Monday as the annual Major League Baseball winter meetings began. Dick Allen and Tony Oliva each received 11 of 16 votes,...
Via NESN.com
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Golden Era committee fails to elect any of the 10 candidates to Hall

  The baseball Hall of Fame's Golden Era committee failed to elect any of the 10 candidates from a group whose primary contributions were from 1947-72. The Hall announced the results Monday as the annual winter meetings began. Dick Allen and Tony Oliva each received 11 of 16 votes, one shy of the 75 percent needed for election. Jim Kaat appeared on 10 ballots, Maury Wills nine and...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

All 10 baseball Hall candidates fall short

SAN DIEGO -- The doors to baseball's Hall of Fame remained shut to this year's Golden Era committee candidates. Nine players and one executive whose primary contributions were from 1947-72 all failed to receive the 75 percent of the vote needed for election. "The results today are a reminder that election to the Hall of Fame is incredibly difficult and the highest honor an individual...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

All 10 baseball Hall candidates fall short

SAN DIEGO -- The doors to baseball's Hall of Fame remained shut to this year's Golden Era committee candidates. Nine players and one executive whose primary contributions were from 1947-72 all failed to receive the 75 percent of the vote needed for election. "The results today are a reminder that election to the Hall of Fame is incredibly difficult and the highest honor an individual...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

All 10 baseball Hall candidates fall short

SAN DIEGO (AP) The baseball Hall of Fame's Golden Era committee failed to elect any of the 10 candidates from a group whose primary contributions were from 1947-72. The Hall announced the results Monday as the annual winter meetings began. Dick Allen and Tony Oliva each received 11 of 16 votes, one shy of the 75 percent needed for election. Jim Kaat appeared on 10 ballots, Maury...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Hall of Fame coach Grant to have Minneapolis street named after him

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- With the changes coming to downtown Minneapolis because of the new $1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium, the City of Minneapolis decided to recognize a part of the Minnesota's past. The City of Minneapolis announced it will rename a street near the new Vikings stadium in honor of former coach and Hall of Famer Bud Grant. On Dec. 1, the city will dedicate the...
Via Fox Sports North
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Hodges, Tiant, Wills get another crack at Hall of Fame

  Gil Hodges, Luis Tiant and Maury Wills are among 10 candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for its Golden Era committee. Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva and Billy Pierce also are on the ballot. The only non-player is Bob Howsam, the late Cincinnati Reds general manager. Allen, Howsam, Pierce and Wills are on the ballot for the first time. A 16-member...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hodges, Tiant, Wills on Hall committee ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Gil Hodges, Luis Tiant and Maury Wills are among 10 candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for its Golden Era committee. Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva and Billy Pierce also are on the ballot. The only non-player is Bob Howsam, the late Cincinnati Reds general manager. Allen, Howsam, Pierce and Wills are on the ballot for the first...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

U.L.’s Toothpick: “A Bonfire Is Burning”–How The West Was Won In 1985

This weekend’s series with Detroit is going to be unfamiliar territory for many of us, much like the last month or so has been. I started doing some checking and found that the three games against the Tigers are almost unprecedented in Royals history.How unusual is it? Well, the last time the Royals: a. Faced a divisional opponent at home b. In September c. With first place on...
Via Pine Tar Press
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History: September 14, 1983

1983: Don Slaught hit a pinch-hit single to push the winning run across in a 14-inning, 1-0 marathon win for the Royals over the Angels at Anaheim Stadium.Slaught’s single scored Hal McRae, who had tripled off Angels reliever Rick Steirer with one out in the 14th. Steirer intentionally walked Willie Aikens, then was removed from the game for Bob Lacey, who allowed the game-winning...
Via Pine Tar Press
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Hicks showing Twins he belongs back in majors

MINNEAPOLIS -- Aaron Hicks talked the talk when he rejoined the Twins early last week as a September call-up. He noted all the things he'd done in the minor leagues to fix his swing -- including working with Hall of Famer Rod Carew -- with the hope of having success in the major leagues. While one week is a very small sample size to draw from, Hicks has so far walked the walk in...
Via Fox Sports North
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Tuesday: Hicks regains swagger at plate courtesy tips from Carew

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks was determined to give up on switch-hitting for good and focus only on batting from the right side of the plate, but Rod Carew eventually talked him out of it. When a Hall of Famer with 3,053 career hits talks, young players would be wise to listen. That's exactly what Hicks did during his time in the minor leagues, as he returned to switch...
Via Fox Sports North
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Tuesday: Hicks regains swagger at plate courtesy tips from Carew

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks was determined to give up on switch-hitting for good and focus only on batting from the right side of the plate, but Rod Carew eventually talked him out of it. When a Hall of Famer with 3,053 career hits talks, young players would be wise to listen. That's exactly what Hicks did during his time in the minor leagues, as he returned to switch...
Via Fox Sports North
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com's 10th Anniversary Member Appreciation Interview with Glen McKee

After a brief absence of summer vacations & traveling the past 6 weeks it's time to refocus our attention to our long time members and contributors as we celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary. Glen McKee known on the board for years as tin00can is a fan favorite of many. Glen delivers when it comes to adding both humor and color to thread topics and has become an amazing contributor...
Via Angelswin
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

August 4, 1985

Tom Seaver was no longer the pitching phenom with the boyish face, unparalleled precision, and Herculean right arm on August 4, 1985. He was a legend with achievements guaranteeing a passport to Cooperstown. From 1968 to 1976, for example, Seaver had nine straight seasons notching at least 200 strikeouts. He fell shy of the milestone by four games in 1977, the year of the Midnight...
Via The Sports Post
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins legends to throw ceremonial first pitches for All-Star festivities

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were hoping to do everything they could to showcase the baseball history their state has to offer during this week's All-Star festivities. The roster of ceremonial first pitches for Monday and Tuesday should help with that. Major League Baseball announced Sunday that a quartet of St. Paul natives will throw out a ceremonial pitch before the Home...
Via Fox Sports North
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins have rich history in batting champions with Oliva, Carew, Mauer

  We go in-depth and in the cage with Twins greats Rod Carew, Tony Oliva and Joe Mauer.  These three have combined for 32 All-Star Game Appearances and 13 Batting Titles. They discuss the differences and similarities to their games and we go inside the cage for a lesson in the Art of Hitting. The special debuts Wednesday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports North Since the Washington...
Via Fox Sports North
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Great player, better man: Tony Gwynn gone too soon

As you know Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn died Monday at the young age of 54. Most people who read my posts know that he’s the 19th ranked hitter in all time hits, and his career batting average of .338 left him tied at 18th all time, and that the only hitter from 1940 through the modern day ahead of him is Ted Williams. Incidentally, contemporary Hall of Fame hitters...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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