The 'You can go home again' quiz

Early Monday, the Seattle Mariners announced that outfielder Ben Gamel would miss four to six weeks with an oblique strain, leaving the team scrambling to find a replacement with less than a month to go before Opening Day. Luckily for Seattle, a 44-year-old outfielder and former franchise icon was just sitting out there looking for a job, so within hours after announcing Gamel's...
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A Stan Musial Memorial Video

Friend of the program and 101 ESPN producer Chris Files made this yesterday from the memorial service of Stan Musial.  I though it was good, so I'm posting it here. 
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Translating Stan Musial's numbers into 2012 norms

With Stan Musial passing away over the weekend, Jesse did a nice workup of his career numbers, noting that Musial stands as one of the best hitters to ever play Major League Baseball. But, the more I looked at his player page, the harder I found it to wrap my head around his combination of power and contact rates. Musial struck out 696 times in his entire career, spanning nearly...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Here’s Stan Musial Playing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” on the Harmonica

Stan Musial, by any measure one of the greatest ever to play the game of baseball, died yesterday at his St. Louis-area home. He was 92. The St. Louis Cardinals signed Musial as a pitcher in 1937, but he didn’t spend much time on the mound. In his 22 seasons with the Cardinals (from 1941–1963, taking a break to serve in the Navy in 1945), “Stan the Man” compiled 3,630 hits, a career...
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January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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