Peter Gammons: Historic view of the state of the Dodgers

Earlier this week, Joe Sheehan looked at the nine teams that had .700 winning percentages. The two best, the 1906 Cubs (.763) and 1909 Pirates (.724) played more than a century ago, played a far different game, but helped make his point, because the .763 Cubs lost the World Series. In fact, four of the […]

Newberg: Like it’s 1999.

Dig if U will the picture. Think back 17 years, if your baseball experience allows it. It was 1999, and the Texas Rangers, in what was then the most optimistic stretch in franchise history, were once again sent into a circle around the drain by the frustratingly insurmountable New York Yankees. Back in 1996, Texas had beaten […]

Nine players you may not realize played for both the Mets & Royals

There have been 106 players (51 pitchers) who wore both the Mets blue and orange and the Royals blue and white, many of whom are pretty well known. David Cone, Carlos Beltran, Vince Coleman, Joe Foy, Brian McRae, Kevin McReynolds, Amos Otis, Hubie Brooks, and Bret Saberhagen are nine that easily come to mind. Rick […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Chris-mas

Three games deep into the Stanley Cup Finals, the Tampa Bay Lightning lead the Chicago Blackhawks, two games to one. But as a very sad NY Rangers fan, I’m back and fully engaged with baseball. Yet, I couldn’t help but notice that two pitchers, one from Tampa Bay and one from Chicago are dominating their […]

There have now been Nine 16+ Strikeout Games since 2005

Michael Pineda struck out a career-high 16 in just seven innings Sunday, leading the New York Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Nine to Know: Pitchers with 16+ K games since 2005 Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR UER Pit Str 1 Anibal Sanchez […]

Danny Salazar’s amazingly great and awful game

The White Sox ended their 14-game head-to-head losing streak against Cleveland by beating the Tribe, 7-3. To do it, they had to defeat Indians starter Danny Salazar who was both brilliant and horrid in his 3.2 IP outing. Salazar faced just 18 batters allowing six hits, including two homers and a double, and walked two […]