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 […]

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 […]

Pujols’ Bat Cat Quick in 2015

A new generation of twenty-something first basemen, led by the likes of Paul Goldschmidt, Anthony Rizzo and Freddie Freeman, has emerged. But, lest anyone forget the man who defined the position in the early aughts, Albert Pujols is showing that he’s still an All-Star caliber hitter, rather than a fading future first-ballot hall of famer. […]

A look back at strikeout totals

As you consider talking or writing about these strikeout numbers, here are some quotes from some others on strikeouts to inspire you: I’ve never heard a crowd boo a homer, but I’ve heard plenty of boos after a strikeout. – Babe Ruth I eventually became proud of my strikeouts, because each one represented another learning […]

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: Letter by letter career HR 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 […]

This weekend in baseball history: Ruth, Mays, Chapman, Gehrig, Ashburn and more

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files…   On August 16, 1948:, Babe Ruth died of throat cancer. The next day, an estimated crowd of 100,000 fans pass by his body which is on display at Yankee Stadium. On August 16, 1958: Hall of Famer Frank Thomas had two three-homer games in his career, […]

Legends of the Game: Decade by decade HR 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 […]

Legends of the Game: Decade by decade TRAA 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 […]

The Miguel Cabrera Report

Miguel Cabrera is “only” hitting .292 with four homers and 25 RBI in 29 games. Miggy is quickly returning to form after his average had dropped to .206 following the game on April 21. In Cabrera’s 13 games from April 22 to May 7 The Tigers have gone 11-2, with Miguel hitting .386/.407/.649 with three […]