The Mets lucked into Jeff McNeil being their leadoff hitter and the best one they've had in years. For many years they couldn’t fill the position and they had the guy in the organization all along. Many times, the best moves the Mets make are born out of desperation or
Don’t be fooled by the Mets bullpen. Sure, it had a few good outings outside of the All-Star break but that didn’t mean it was fixed. When you have a player like, Pete Alonso, who could win an MVP award if he was on a winning team, his clutch home
This book was written by David Cone and Jack Curry. The endorsement by a former teammate, Andy Pettitte on the fold was interesting and what you’d expect to see said about the pitcher. He was always known as smart and he knew his craft.
Cone’s candor about how he felt when
Reactions to Part I were so effusive, that Part II is here for your enjoyment. Reactions always welcomed.
THE WALKING MAN Eddie Yost played nearly two decades in the major leagues. His lifetime batting average was only .254, but that didn't keep him off the bases. Yost coaxed pitchers into
This isn’t a series preview. Both teams are playing horrible baseball. That’s the preview.
The Phillies have lost seven straight and were swept by the Marlins. Gabe Kapler has tried Bryce Harper as a leadoff hitter and he’s making his players laugh when he talks about what he’ll do next. Harper
ALL-STAR GAME - The idea was conceived in 1933 by Arch Ward, Chicago Tribune sports editor. To give the fans a real rooting interest, Ward suggested that they are allowed to vote for their favorite players via popular ballot. In perhaps no other game do fans have such a rooting
Ok, I’m kidding. I wanted to get your attention because this player is doing some amazing things this year. He was a big-time prospect who got lost in the minors for a while but now at the age of 26, he’s putting it all together.
This year this slugger has played
This year of 2019 is the 100thanniversary of the “Black Sox” scandal. This article comes from the Frommer vault
On July 16, 1889, Joseph Jefferson Wofford Jackson was born into a poor family in Greenville, South Carolina. He never learned to read or write. By the time he was six
Major League Baseball rightfully celebrates Jackie Robinson Day every April 15, the day he broke the color barrier in 1947.
I met my all-time favorite player twice –once as a teenager and then as an adult. Both moments still stay with me.
HARVEY FROMMER: When school was out, I sometimes went around
Wonderful reactions to Part I, so here as we approach “Jackie Robinson Day” in Major League Baseball is Part II. Enjoy.
Growing up Years
Jerry and Mallie Robinson were impoverished sharecroppers who lived in Cairo, Georgia. Jerry deserted the family six months after Jackie was born in 1919. Mallie, strong, religious, family-oriented