Peter Gammons: Another February traveling through Florida

PHOENIX—The flight from Tampa to Phoenix is a time to think about how different spring training is in the two states that equally divide the 30 training teams. The difference is driving. Arizona’s longest ride from the Biltmore area of Phoenix is 40 minutes. You can do that simply turning off 17 towards Dunedin, let […]

Nine to Minoso

Minnie Minoso 11/29/25 (?) – 3/1/2015 Orestes in Peace In a New York Times article in early April, 1962, as Minnie Minoso was joining the St. Louis Cardinals, Arthur Daley had a column entitled, “The Irrepressible Minnie.” A perfect title for a man played baseball and lived life with boundless enthusiasm. In the middle of […]

MLB Video Highlights: Machado altercation with Oakland, Big Papi does his thing

Austin Jackson with his 7th stolen base on the year… Brock Holt makes great play at the wall in his first game as an outfielder… David Ortiz hits clutch 3-run homer to take a 5-3 lead in the top of the 9th… Ortiz on the big at-bat… Brandon Moss hits grand slam off of Ublado […]

Legends of the Game: Al Kaline

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. Today’s Legends of the Game is Al Kaline. YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G AVG HR RBI SB G TEAM 1953 18 -11 -1 -10 .300 […]

Peter Gammons: Panel of experts could be solution to current Hall of Fame system

It is nearly 11 months until we begin submitting Hall of Fame ballots, and while everyone seems to agree there can be a better way than the system we now utilize, stomping our feet and staging “hell, no, we won’t go” protests accomplish little. I get it. I get frustrated when a Ted Simmons or […]

Peter Gammons: History in the making as Red Sox and Tigers meet for first time in postseason

The Tigers and Red Sox are two of the original eight American League teams. Each franchise was owned by a Yawkey. “I realize they were both in the American League,” says Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski, “but it still seems remarkable that (Saturday night) will be the first time they’ve ever met in the post-season.” […]