Peter Gammons: Reflection of Yankees over Twins on this Wild Card Wednesday

NEW YORK—When the Yankees defeated the Phillies to win the 2009 World Series, it was the first title in the new venue, and turns out to be their last, as if eight seasons without winning a World Series is hardly a long time. What I remember most is how quiet it seemed, like a Thursday […]

Peter Gammons: Troy Tulowitzki, Travis Shaw, and attention to the defensive side

Less than a 16th of the season had passed Friday night, and Troy Tulowitzki was hitting .139. “I don’t care,” said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, “if he doesn’t get another hit all season. His defense is that good.” “Of course,” laughed Gibbons, “he will get another hit.” A week and a half of a […]

Madison Bumgarner and baseball’s other SI Sportsman of the Year recipients

Since it’s first issue in 1954 with the Milwaukee Braves Eddie Mathews, Giants catcher Wes Westrum, and umpire Augie Donatelli on the cover, Sports Illustrated has been sports most influential magazine. Since its inaugural year, SI has annually presented the “Sportsman of the Year.” The first recipient was Roger Bannister, the track star who ran […]

September 25 should be Derek Jeter’s final game

Ted Williams‘ final game was Wednesday, September 28, 1960 at Fenway Park. On Friday, September 30, 1960, the Red Sox, without Williams in the lineup, went to New York and were swept in a three-game set against the Yankees, who ended their regular season with a 15-game winning streak. Mariano Rivera‘s final game was Thursday, […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team career overall bases leaders

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. Today’s Legends of the Game are […]

Legends of the Game: Cal Ripken

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. Today’s Legends of the Game is […]

Double talk

Last night in the Yankees 2-1 loss to the Rays, Derek Jeter picked up his ninth double and the 534th of his illustrious career tying him with Lou Gehrig for the most in franchise history. Nine to Know: Yankee leaders in doubles Rk Player 2B From To G PA 1 Derek Jeter 534 1995 2014 […]

Nine fascinating stats

Nine to Know: Outstanding stats Jose Altuve has steals in six straight games and multiple steals in four straight, both are Astros records. I was curious and I checked to find that Rickey Henderson in 1983 stole at least one base in 11 straight games, but never had multiple steals in more than three straight […]

You can stuff your at bats in a sac

The sacrifice fly and the sac bunt are often under-appreciated as a stat. Now I’m not addressing the strategy of a sacrifice, specifically bunt, I’m just commenting that when the decision has been made to lay down a bunt to advance a runner, we rarely talk about those teams that are successful at it. The […]

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn – 1960-2014

Tony Gwynn, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007 after totaling 3141 hits in 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres from 1982-2001 has passed away at the age of 54 years old.  Gwynn was born on  May 9, 1960, in Los Angeles, California and died this morning. He had been battling salivary […]