Peter Gammons: The Hall of Fame ballot

The 2005 Induction ceremony was over, and inductees, friends, guests and well-wishers were winding back to the Otesaga Hotel. Outside the entrance, Bud Selig was on his cell phone, his voice raised in what obviously was a heated discussion. We later learned that Selig was in a discussion about a piece of news that he […]

The Hall of Fame adds a four-decade player

Playing in the major leagues in four different decades requires luck, skill, health, luck, durability, and did I mention luck? The likelihood of playing in four different decades if your career started in 1983 is very slim, but it is much greater when your career began in 1989 like Ken Griffey‘s did and that’s why […]

2000 was the only time the Blue Jays finished within 10 games of first place since 1993

It’s not enough that the Blue Jays haven’t been to the postseason since 1993, they have only been close once in 22 seasons. Rk Year Tm G W L W-L% Finish GB Playoffs R RA Managers 1 2015 Toronto Blue Jays 116 64 52 .552 1st of 5 — 615 475 J.Farrell (73-89) 5 2011 Toronto Blue Jays 162 81 […]

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 SB vs. the 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 are […]

Legends of the Game: Decade by decade SB 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 are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dee Gordon, Billy Hamilton Can Handle Speed, Too

No two players rely upon their legs more than Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon and Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton. Blessed with supersonic speed, Gordon is on pace for the highest single-season stolen base total (81) since Rickey Henderson in 1988 (93), while Hamilton could become the first Red to eclipse 60 steals since Eric […]