A look back at strikeout totals

As you consider talking or writing about these strikeout numbers, here are some quotes from some others on strikeouts to inspire you: I’ve never heard a crowd boo a homer, but I’ve heard plenty of boos after a strikeout. – Babe Ruth I eventually became proud of my strikeouts, because each one represented another learning […]

Legends of the Game: Dale Murphy

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 […]

Coffee and Clippings: Cardinals leave Florida with fewer questions

Derrick Goold (@dgoold) of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the Cardinals leave Spring Training with fewer questions… “We had some questions going in: What was our starting rotation going to look like? What was our bullpen going to look like? We’re not even there yet,” manager Mike Matheny said. “But we’ve answered some of those.” Rookie […]

Home Run Leaders by President

In honor of President’s Day on Monday, February 17: The leading home run hitters during each presidency Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909): Harry Davis – 67 William Howard Taft (1909-1913): Frank Schulte – 56 Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921): Babe Ruth – 162 Warren G. Harding (1921-1923): Babe Ruth – 135 Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929): Babe Ruth – 319 Herbert […]

Separated at Birth

“One day I couldn’t stop staring at A.J. (Pollock) trying to figure out who he looked like,” says Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers. “Then it came to me—he’s Theo Epstein’s twin.” Epstein broke into professional baseball in the Padres front office and was Towers’ assistant GM when he left for Boston. Pollock is from Hebron, Ct. […]