Sunday MLB Nine to Notes: From the Bill Chuck Files of 1/17/16

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files of January 17, 2016 Ken Griffey, Jr. hit 55 homers against the Twins, the most of any opponent, and he even hit three against the team whose cap he’ll be wearing, the Seattle Mariners. Nelson Cruz hit twice as many homers (44) as doubles (22) in 2015. […]

Remembering Monte Irvin – Check out his Hall of Fame season in 1951

Baseball lost one its greats on Monday night, as Hall of Fame outfielder Monte Irvin passed away at age 96, he was the second-oldest living Hall of Famer, behind Bobby Doerr who will be 98 in April. Born on February 25, 1919, in Haleburg, Alabama, Irvin was 30 years old when he broke into the […]

The Yankees bullpen troika means the starters need to only go six

Yankees manager Joe Girardi on the YES Network last night stated that newly acquired Aroldis Chapman will be his closer as the team enters spring training. This means that the AL reliever of the year, Andrew Miller, will move back to the 8th inning, a slot that he previously occupied and thrived in, and Dellin […]

Sunday MLB Nine to Notes: From the Bill Chuck Files of 1/10/16

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files of 1/10/16 Last season, Boston’s Rusney Castillo banged into 11 double plays in 55 opportunities; over the last three seasons, Colby Rasmus has hit into 11 DPs in 250 opportunities. In 2014, Salvador Perez hit .260 with 70 RBI and one stolen base. In 2015, Perez hit […]

The 20 pitchers who threw 3300+ pitches in 2015

There are 85 days until Opening Day, 2016. There are only about 35 days until pitchers and catchers report. There is no question that there are plenty of pitchers who are wondering when their arm will feel ready after their work loads of last season. Pressure innings, postseason pitching, accumulation of pitches, types of pitches, […]

IBWAA SELECTS KEN GRIFFEY, JR. AND EDGAR MARTINEZ IN 2016 HALL OF FAME VOTE

Howard Cole, the founding director of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America has announced that in its seventh annual Hall of Fame election has selected Ken Griffey, Jr. unanimously (230 votes) and Edgar Martinez, with 75.22% of the vote (173 votes). A 75% threshold is required for election. Trevor Hoffman finished in third place with […]

The Hall of Fame adds a four-decade player

Playing in the major leagues in four different decades requires luck, skill, health, luck, durability, and did I mention luck? The likelihood of playing in four different decades if your career started in 1983 is very slim, but it is much greater when your career began in 1989 like Ken Griffey‘s did and that’s why […]

Sunday MLB Nine to Notes: From the Bill Chuck Files of 1/3/16

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files of 1/3/16 In 2014, Ben Revere hit .306 with seven triples and two homers. In 2015, Revere hit .306 with seven triples and two homers.* The highest foul ball percentages last season were recorded by the Indians and the Red Sox at 39.3%. Eddie Rosario led the […]

Celebrating 2016, MLB Style

Nine to Know: 2016 from the Bill Chuck Files Dick Bartell and Mark Belanger each played 2016 MLB games. Jimmy Ripple and Marcus Thames each had 2016 plate appearances. Sam Leever pitched 2016 innings in his career. Bill Mazeroski finished his career with 2016 hits. Josh Hamilton has accumulated 2016 total bases in his career. […]

Remembering the MLB-ers we lost in 2015

BATTERS Rk Name Yrs From To WAR/pos G HR RBI BA OBP SLG OPS Date of Death 1 Bob Anderson 7 1957 1963 -0.5 247 2 12 .134 .174 .175 .349 Mar 12 2 Joaquin Andujar 13 1976 1988 -0.4 407 5 38 .127 .168 .178 .346 Sep 8 3 Rugger Ardizoia 1 1947 1947 […]