Peter Gammons: Reflection of Hall of Fame inductees Tim Raines and Jeff Bagwell

Tim Raines signs HOF after his name, the second greatest leadoff hitter in history, a man who reached base more often than Tony Gwynn or Roberto Clemente. So does Jeff Bagwell, who statistically is one of the six best first basemen ever, second only behind Albert Pujols since World War II. And Pudge Rodriguez, one […]

Nine oddities from the list of 500-home run hitters

The great thing about baseball is that when you look at any list of 27 ballplayers you can find loads of odd numbers amongst their stats. This is certainly true when you look at the 27 sluggers with 500+ homers. Nine to Know: From the 500-homer list Babe Ruth had 113 sac bunts, but two […]

Sano Slugging His Way to ROY, Postseason Contention

That a man named Miggy is raking and leading his team toward the top of the AL Central standings should come as no surprise. What’s astonishing, though, is that we’re not talking about a certain future first ballot Hall of Famer from Detroit. A mere two months into his MLB career, Miguel Sano has kept […]

From Hickman to Nieuwenhuis – The Ten Mets with 3-homer games

Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered in his first three at-bats Sunday, driving in four runs, as the Mets completed a three-game sweep topping Arizona, 5-3. It was the first three homers of the season for Nieuwenhuis and he became the first Met to homer three times in a home game. Jim Hickman was the first Met to […]

Paul Goldschmidt, Speed Demon

For the second consecutive season, Paul Goldschmidt will take the field as the starting first baseman for the NL All-Stars. If you him take and rake at the plate, it’s easy to understand why. Goldschmidt is enjoying his best offensive season yet, ranking ninth among MLB hitters in home runs (20), third in walk rate […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team leaders, single season ISO leaders, AL

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 @BaseballEncyclo. The new edition of the Complete […]

Legends of the Game: Frank Thomas

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 @BaseballEncyclo. Today’s Legends of the Game is […]

Legends of the Game: Decade by decade reached base above league average 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 @BaseballEncyclo. Today’s Legends of the Game is […]

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

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: Team by team career overall bases 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 are […]