Peter Gammons: Hall of Fame issues, Shohei Otani, Stanton, Yawkee Way, and more

Joe Morgan was slow to accept analytics, I get it. He was traditional, and he became the whipping boy for every new waver who wanted us to know they were smarter than any of us, like the guy who wrote he hoped Felix Hernandez would lose games because it would prove how insane traditional thinkers […]

Peter Gammons: Another February traveling through Florida

PHOENIX—The flight from Tampa to Phoenix is a time to think about how different spring training is in the two states that equally divide the 30 training teams. The difference is driving. Arizona’s longest ride from the Biltmore area of Phoenix is 40 minutes. You can do that simply turning off 17 towards Dunedin, let […]

Video: Peter Gammons on Pete Rose ban

Peter Gammons joins Matt Vasgersian and Harold Reynolds of Hot Stove on MLB Network to discuss the recent decision by Commissioner Manfred to not reinstate Pete Rose

Coffee and Clippings: Pete Rose open to ‘almost anything’ with reinstatement

Jim Owczarski (@JimOwczarski) of the Cincinnati Enquirer discusses Pete Rose amidst the 2015 All-Star game in Cincinnati and what is willing to do to be reinstated… It’s a moment Rose hasn’t felt since 2013, being on a major league field, and it’s one of only a handful times since his banishment from the game in 1989 […]

Video: Peter Gammons discusses Red Sox, Padres, and Pete Rose

Peter Gammons joins Christopher Russo on High Heat to discuss the struggling Red Sox, the Padres’ starting rotation and the latest on Pete Rose…

Around the majors report: News report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) Newly obtained documents show that Pete Rose not only bet on baseball during his playing career, but also on games in which he played. ESPN’s Outside The Lines obtained a notebook seized from Michael Bertolini’s, a […]

Happy 81st birthday, Hank Aaron

Today, February 5, 2015, is Hank Aaron’s 81st birthday. Here’s 44 to Know about #44 Henry Louis Aaron was born on February 5, 1934. In Aaron’s first season in the majors he wore uniform #5 (and made $5,000 in salary) Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama, the same city as fellow Hall of Famer Willie […]

Madison Bumgarner and baseball’s other SI Sportsman of the Year recipients

Since it’s first issue in 1954 with the Milwaukee Braves Eddie Mathews, Giants catcher Wes Westrum, and umpire Augie Donatelli on the cover, Sports Illustrated has been sports most influential magazine. Since its inaugural year, SI has annually presented the “Sportsman of the Year.” The first recipient was Roger Bannister, the track star who ran […]

The 10 World Series homers that started a game

In Game 2, Gregor Blanco joined a select group of batters who homered to start a World Series game, when he went deep on Yordano Ventura. However, the Royals proved victorious despite falling into the very quick 1-0 hole to the Giants. There have been 10 homers to lead off a World Series game Date […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team career H above the league average leaders, NL

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 […]