Trae Lewis: Whose cheat is it anyway?

The following opinion piece is a contribution from Trae Lewis. You can follow Trae on Twitter @traelewis. Before I dive into my thoughts on the most recent snubbing of Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds being elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame, I’d like to take you back to the ancient year of 1992. It was a […]

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. […]

Will Miguel Cabrera ever hit for the cycle?

Miguel Cabrera yesterday hit a pair of homers as the Tigers defeated the Indians, 8-5, to move to 6-0 for the first time since 1985. Miggy was amazing in this three-game sweep of the Tribe garnering 11 hits, which according to our friends at Elias, made him the first Tigers hitter with 11 hits over […]

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 […]

2014 won’t have a Lou Gehrig season

I call the 200-hit, 30-homer, 100-RBI, and 100-runs scored season, the “Lou Gehrig” season, because no one did it more frequently than the great Yankee. Nine to Know: Players with the most 200-hit, 30-homer, 100-RBI, and 100-runs scored seasons The first was by Babe Ruth in 1921. Over 17 seasons, Gehrig had a 162-game average […]

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: Lou Gehrig

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 […]

Double talk

Last night in the Yankees 2-1 loss to the Rays, Derek Jeter picked up his ninth double and the 534th of his illustrious career tying him with Lou Gehrig for the most in franchise history. Nine to Know: Yankee leaders in doubles Rk Player 2B From To G PA 1 Derek Jeter 534 1995 2014 […]

MLB Video Highlights: Pirates and Marlins walk-off, Indians pull off a triple-play

Indians pull off a triple play on a line drive to left… Rick Porcello throws a complete game shutout against the Athletics… Josh Harrison fields ball in right then makes a strong throw to get Gerardo Parra at the plate… Ike Davis hits a walk-off single scoring Starling Marte from third… Lincecum wears a gladiator […]

Two runs scored

Scoring a pair of runs is not exactly a formula for success, although the Reds, Braves, and Giants do have winning records this season when scoring two runs. It feels this season, with scoring down, that there is a preponderance of games in which a team scores just a pair. Take the Pirates for example. […]