Peter Gammons: A farewell to Alex Rodriguez

He seemed so young, so well scrubbed that he looked like he could have been a high school sophomore that rose out of the AAU summer camps stamped NBA swing guard/forward committed to Kentucky long before his driver’s permit. It was July 8, 1994, 13 months after the Mariners had made him the first pick in […]

Nine players who started their MLB career like Kris Bryant

Since 1914, there have been 31 other players besides the vaunted Kris Bryant who in their first big league game went 0-4 with three strikeouts. Here are nine of them. Nine to Know: 0-4 with 3K in career game #1 Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R RBI BB IBB SO Pos Zoilo Versalles […]

Our Thanksgiving Menu

The Thanksgiving Menu Soups Bill Campbell and Jeff Suppan. You will need Karl Spooner and Tim Spooneybarger. Turkeys Turkey Stearnes was one of the most prolific home-run hitters in the Negro leagues and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000. Turk Lown was primarily a Chicago pitcher. From 1951-58, Lown went 30-44 for the Cubs […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team career overall bases vs. league average, NL

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: Darryl Strawberry

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 Darryl Strawberry. YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G AVG HR RBI SB G TEAM 1983 21 26 20 6 .336 […]

Right Place Wright Time

With all due respect to that great physician, Dr. John, as reported by my colleague Lee Sinins, last night David Wright was in the right place at the right time. After going 3-5 as the Mets beat up the Yankees, 12-7 at The Stadium, Lee points out that the Mets third baseman became the first player […]

Each team’s all-time and active home run leaders

Here’s a nice and simple collection of home run hitters for each franchise. The first name listed is the all-time leader, the next name is the HR leader currently on the team’s 2014 roster. We can expect very few changes by next year at this time with some notable exceptions: We can anticipate that early […]

A Baseball Thanksgiving Feast From Soup to Nuts

Here’s a Thanksgiving Menu especially prepared for the baseball fan The Menu Soup Perhaps you would like to start with a couple pitchers of “Soup” compliments of Bill Campbell and Jeff Suppan. Main Course Turkey Stearnes was one of the most prolific home-run hitters in the Negro leagues. He led the Negro National League in […]

Pirates’ Deep Pitching Rotation

While the Pirates have a budding star in AA in OF Gregory Polanco (please forgive the Darryl Strawberry comps, but he has the body and close to the whippy batspeed of a young Straw). Their pitchers have the 4th best strikeout rate in baseball, they own the best defensive efficiency. So, please, credit Neal Huntington. […]