Peter Gammons: Carl Yastrzemski is the toughest player I’ve ever covered

Yaz is 78 this Tuesday, August 22. I covered him the night Dick Williams was fired in 1969, a kid in his first year at the Boston Globe, right through to that final game in 1983, when Indians pitcher Dan Spillner tried to lay in a BP fastball, missed thrice, Yaz popped it up and later bid adieu by […]

Carl Yastrzemski on Tony Conigliaro

Carl Yastrzemski was in the on deck circle when Jack Hamilton’s pitch hit Tony C in the eye. “We were all afraid for him,” says Yaz. “It’s like he almost lost the ball. He never moved. It hit him flush, and we didn’t have the ear flaps then. When he went down, I thought it […]

Peter Gammons: Davis and the Orioles, Hanley Ramirez, and the scout-analytic balance

Who cares if the Chris Davis offer is $161M or $140-something-M in present day value? He is where is he is most wanted, his power plays very big in Camden Yards and the ballparks of the American League East, he can play first base—which he does very well—and we got to watch two master negotiators […]

Peter Gammons: Wade Boggs’ Career at Fenway Park

The point isn’t that it took so long for Wade Boggs’ number to be retired in Fenway, it is that 26 will now be there as long as Fenway. Hey, the man had to wait seven years in the minors and pass through three Rule V drafts to get to the big leagues, where he […]

Peter Gammons: David Ortiz, The Headmaster of the Moment

He spent nearly three years as David Arias in the Seattle organization until the Mariners sent him to Minnesota in 1996 in a waiver deal for Dave Hollins, then was released by the Twins in December, 2002 as David Ortiz. A month later, he was signed by Theo Epstein, who believed all he needed was […]

Paul Goldschmidt, Speed Demon

For the second consecutive season, Paul Goldschmidt will take the field as the starting first baseman for the NL All-Stars. If you him take and rake at the plate, it’s easy to understand why. Goldschmidt is enjoying his best offensive season yet, ranking ninth among MLB hitters in home runs (20), third in walk rate […]

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 […]

Adam Dunn & David Ortiz: Tied for 35th All-Time. Who will hit more HR’s?

Both Adam Dunn and David Ortiz recently passed the great Carl Yastrzemski on the all-time home runs list and are currently tied at the number 35 spot with 455 home runs a piece. This of course begs the question; Which player will have hit more when it is all said and done? The easy answer could […]

Game recaps: David Ortiz passes Carl Yastrzemski on the HR list

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. 1) RED SOX 14, BLUE JAYS […]