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 […]

The Hall of Fame adds a four-decade player

Playing in the major leagues in four different decades requires luck, skill, health, luck, durability, and did I mention luck? The likelihood of playing in four different decades if your career started in 1983 is very slim, but it is much greater when your career began in 1989 like Ken Griffey‘s did and that’s why […]

Nine to Minoso

Minnie Minoso 11/29/25 (?) – 3/1/2015 Orestes in Peace In a New York Times article in early April, 1962, as Minnie Minoso was joining the St. Louis Cardinals, Arthur Daley had a column entitled, “The Irrepressible Minnie.” A perfect title for a man played baseball and lived life with boundless enthusiasm. In the middle of […]

Legends of the Game: Decade by decade SO 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 is […]