Peter Gammons: Quick notes for a Wednesday in January

There’s been a lot of discussion as to whether or not Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds will creep up to the necessary 75% with five more shots on the ballot. But it may not be that easy, because despite their increases, it’s difficult to ascertain how fixed hard-liners that did not vote for them will […]

Peter Gammons: The Padres pillar in San Diego grows stronger than ever

The first time the ad for “The Founder” ran, the first thought wasn’t about a Big Mac or McRib sandwich, it was about who would play Doug Rader taking the lineup card up to home plate in a chef’s hat, the night after Ray Kroc called his newly-owned Padres a bunch of “short order cooks.” […]

Videos: Peter Gammons’ Hall of Fame discussions, includes Peter’s votes

MLB Network analysts Ken Rosenthal,Jon Paul Morosi and Peter Gammons discuss their voting methodology for the 2017 Hall of Fame… Peter Gammons joins Chris Russo to discuss the legacy of Fred Lynn and break down his choices for the 2017 Hall of Fame… Jon Paul Morosi and Peter Gammons break down their 2017 Hall of […]

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 2015 Jesse Orosco Award

Relievers with the most appearances in which they did not allow a baserunner in 2015 “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi We really never expect perfection from starting pitchers, but we demand it from relievers. And why shouldn’t we? After all, a reliever’s job is […]

The newly relevant and interesting (!) San Diego Padres

San Diego GM A.J. Preller has done something incredible already: he’s made the San Diego Padres interesting. For years the Padres have been known for pitchers who excel in a pitching-friendly ballpark, batters who would feebly produce in their pitching-friendly ballpark, and starting the fad of teams wearing the hideously ugly camouflage uniforms. The best part of […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team career RSAA 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 is […]

All-Time Saves Leaders – NL Edition Pt. 2

  Nine to Know – All-time MLB Saves Leaders Rk Player SV From To Age G GF 1 Mariano Rivera 652 1995 2013 25-43 1115 952 2 Trevor Hoffman 601 1993 2010 25-42 1035 856 3 Lee Smith 478 1980 1997 22-39 1022 802 4 John Franco 424 1984 2005 23-44 1119 774 5 Billy […]

All-Time Saves Leaders – NL edition – Pt. 1

In honor of Craig Kimbrel has just become the all-time saves leader for the Atlanta Braves. He now ranks 31st on the all-time NL Saves list. Nine to Know: NL All-time Saves Leaders Rk Player SV From To Age G GF 1 Trevor Hoffman 601 1993 2010 25-42 1035 856 2 John Franco 424 1984 […]

Aroldis Chapman returns and earns a “Wagner Save”

Yesterday, Aroldis Chapman returned from his horrific spring training injury in which he fielded a line drive with his face, by earning the save in the Cincinnati Reds’ 4-1 victory over the Rockies. Chapman was brilliant striking out the side in the 9th and throwing 15-of-21 pitches at a speed of 100+ mph. Throwing 100+ […]