Peter Gammons: Carl Yastrzemski is the toughest player I’ve ever covered

Yaz is 78 this Tuesday, August 22. I covered him the night Dick Williams was fired in 1969, a kid in his first year at the Boston Globe, right through to that final game in 1983, when Indians pitcher Dan Spillner tried to lay in a BP fastball, missed thrice, Yaz popped it up and later bid adieu by […]

There have now been Nine 16+ Strikeout Games since 2005

Michael Pineda struck out a career-high 16 in just seven innings Sunday, leading the New York Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Nine to Know: Pitchers with 16+ K games since 2005 Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR UER Pit Str 1 Anibal Sanchez […]

Will Clayton Kershaw be a unanimous Cy Young Award winner?

There are good pitchers, there are great pitchers, and there are pitchers whose seasons were so outstanding that no matter how many other good and great pitchers there were that season, they still won the Cy Young Award unanimously. Was Clayton Kershaw good enough to join this select group? Here are Clayton Kershaw‘s 2014 numbers: […]

The AL Unanimous Cy Young Award Winners

Will Clayton Kershaw join the select group of unanimous Cy Young Award winners? Here are the six unanimous AL winners Denny McLain McLain is the last of the 30-game winners and in an age in which pitchers don’t make much more than 32 or 33 starts, he may be the last 30-game winner ever. Year […]

The NL Unanimous Cy Young Award winners

Will Clayton Kershaw join this group? Sandy Koufax Koufax was a unanimous selection three-of-five seasons including 1966, the final year of his career. In those three seasons he pitched 969.2 innings and had 67 complete games. Year Age Tm W L W-L% ERA GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP SO/W […]

Legends of the Game: Ron Guidry

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 […]

OPENING DAY: CC Sabathia and the Yankees

Just like he has done each of the last five seasons, CC Sabathia will be the Yankees starter on Opening Day. Sabathia who has lost both weight and a few miles off his fastball will be on the mound to pitch the season-opener in Houston next Tuesday. Starting his sixth Yankee OD breaks a tie with […]