Peter Gammons: 2017 ASG was fun and the way the event should be

How the 1981 All Star Game ended really didn’t matter. There was no twitter, no television or radio sport shock-talk, no blogs, so when American League manager Jim Frey had to bat Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb in the ninth inning with one out and none on down a run in the bottom of the ninth inning, there were […]

Peter Gammons: With respect to 1st rounders, winning takes a much wider collective

We understand the importance of Monday’s draft. Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant, Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw, Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia, Aaron Judge, C.C. Sabathia, Francisco Lindor, Carlos Correa, Paul Goldschmidt, Max Scherzer, Nolan Arenado, Buster Posey, Andrew McCutchen, Madison Bumgarner  and Corey Seager were draft choices who altered their franchises. Miguel Sano is changing the Twins, […]

Video: Peter Gammons talks Bogaerts, Trayce Thompson, Indian’s pitching, and more

Peter Gammons joins MLB Central on MLB Network to discuss Trayce Thompson contributions, the Indians’ rotation, Nolan Arenado vs. Manny Machado, Xander Bogaerts and more…

Peter Gammons: Dee Gordon, Beltre, and more spring notes

SURPRISE, Ar.—It was a year ago in Jupiter, Fla. that Dee Gordon outlined his spring training plan. “My game has to be leadoff,” Gordon said. “Now, I realize why people want me to take a lot of pitches and walk more. But what pitcher even thinks about walking me? That’s giving me my game. The […]

2015 RBI Leaders by Batting Order Positions and by Innings

Nine to Know: RBI Leaders by Batting Order Position* Leading off – Mookie Betts – 69 Batting second – Josh Donaldson – 113 Batting third – Jose Bautista – 108 Clean-up batters – Edwin Encarnacion – 100 Batting fifth – Kendrys Morales – 86 Batting sixth – Russell Martin – 47 Batting seventh – Nick […]

Sunday Nine to Notes for November 29, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files of November 29, 2015 Not one wild pitch or passed ball for Bartolo Colon or Johnny Cueto in 2015. Seven National Leaguers received votes for Rookie of the Year in 2015, unanimously won by Kris Bryant, but Odubel Herrera the Phillies centerfielder wasn’t one of them. Herrera […]

2015 Silver Slugger Award Winners

The 2015 Silver Slugger Awards were been handed out last week. The Silver Slugger is awarded annually to the best offensive player at each position in both the American League and the National League, as determined by the coaches and managers of Major League Baseball. Here are the results… 2015 AL Silver Slugger Award Winners PA […]

The 2015 Fielding Bible Awards Winners

The results of THE 2015 FIELDING BIBLE AWARDS: The most definitive examination of the best fielders in baseball as determined by a preeminent panel of experts. First place votes received 10 points, second place 9 points, third place 8 points, etc. A perfect score was 120. Position Winner Points First Base Paul Goldschmidt 118 Second […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: October 4, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files of October 4, 2015 Francisco Cervelli is baseball’s top hitter from the 7th inning on hitting .355.* Nolan Arenado has 43 doubles and 42 homers, Josh Donaldson has 41 each; the last season to have multiple 40/40 players was in 2005 (Derrek Lee, David Ortiz, Mark Teixeira). Of the 88 Red Sox who […]

2015 HR Split Leaders

Nine to Know: Home Run Split Leaders Josh Donaldson leads the majors hitting 21 homers when the score is tied, Mike Trout is next with 18. Nelson Cruz and Giancarlo Stanton lead the majors hitting 16 homers in a losing cause. Nelson Cruz has hit 18 homers in the 7th inning or later to lead […]