Ted Simmons needed 12 votes to be inducted and he got 11. He played fewer seasons than Carlton Fisk and had more RBI and was a better hitter. He didn’t have the power and Fisk was better behind the plate but Simmons has a place in baseball history.
The eight-time All-Star
The 1901 Word Series never happened because players of the American League and National League had contract squabbles. Some of the teams mentioned in my book “Pioneers of Baseball” (release date is March 29th) were talked about. I set up a six-team tournament. They are all NL vs. AL teams.
Babe Ruth at Fenway
Back then, as the story goes, there was a get-together in the woods. A Red Sox fan, a Cub fan and a Pirate fan were there. They all wondered when their team would make it to the World Series again and decided to call on God for
In my world, I thought Noah Syndergaard was the Mets best pitcher last season. He’s already been named the opening day starter and he came into camp looking great. Oh, wait. He put on 17 pounds of muscle and now “panic city” is back.
The worry is he looks too big,
Throughout the long history of baseball there have been poignant, exciting, dramatic moments. But very few can compare to what happened on October 3, 1951 at the old Polo Grounds in New York City.
Some refer to that time as "The Miracle at Coogan's Bluff." Others, especially in Brooklyn, call
The New York Mets have taken their fans on a very bumpy ride this season. With their 5-3 win over the Phillies they clinched a home Wild Card berth. Mets fans have seen better and they’ve seen much worse. Some thought they were done. I never said that but I
Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was supposed to start last night’s game against the Mets. That didn’t happen since he was dead after a boating accident along with a couple of his friends early Sunday morning.
Life had to go on for the Marlins. It never stops.
So the Marlins moved onward
It seems Wilmer Flores plays well when he has a sense of urgency.
When the Mets almost traded him to the Brewers last year, he responded by having a torrid August by hitting .306 with three home runs and 12 RBIs. He also had an on-base percentage of .337 along with
There has been reports Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman have a difference of opinion when it comes to how the Yankees should operate in the trade deadline.
Cashman wants to trade his assets such as Andrew Miller, Carlos Beltran and Aroldis Chapman for younger, inexpensive players
No one saw this coming.
Not James Loney. Not the Mets fans. Not the experts. Not Mets general manager Sandy Alderson.
Loney has been productive since the Mets acquired him from the Padres at the end of May. In so many ways, he has been a revelation.
Remember the former Dodger was released