Eight on #8 – Happy 90th Birthday, Yogi Berra

Happy 90th birthday to Lawrence Peter Berra Here’s eight on #8 for the Yankees: Yogi Berra Yogi Berra’s #8 was retired on Old Timer’s Day in 1972 by the Yankees. At the ceremony, the Yanks retired #8 both for Yogi and for Hall of Fame catcher Bill Dickey who also wore #8. Dickey had been […]

There have now been 16 complete game World Series shutouts with no walks

Madison Bumgarner now holds the record for the most strikeouts in a World Series shutout with no walks. In Game 5, he whiffed eight Royals. The previous record was held by Don Larsen in his perfect game in 1956, when he whiffed seven Dodgers. World Series shutouts with no walks (ranked by strikeouts) Player Date […]

October is a Pitcher’s Twilight Zone

The other day I wrote about David Price‘s struggles in the postseason despite dominance in the regular season. Today I want to point out some other postseason pitching performances that left people scratching their heads. David Price Regular Season vs. Postseason Clayton Kershaw has been one of, if not the most highly regarded pitcher in […]

Happy Holidays from the Church of Baseball & Darlene Love (MUSIC VIDEO)

The Church of Baseball For me, baseball has no religion or perhaps as Susan Sarandon’s character “Annie Savoy” in the movie Bull Durham, so eloquently put it: I believe in the Church of Baseball. I’ve tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I’ve worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, […]