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 […]

Trae Lewis: Whose cheat is it anyway?

The following opinion piece is a contribution from Trae Lewis. You can follow Trae on Twitter @traelewis. Before I dive into my thoughts on the most recent snubbing of Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds being elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame, I’d like to take you back to the ancient year of 1992. It was a […]

This season’s leaders in multi-hit games

Here’s something to talk about. Two hit game leaders Rk Player # PA AB R H 2B 3B HR Tm 1 Prince Fielder 35 160 147 25 70 9 0 10 TEX 2 Matt Carpenter 32 146 135 30 64 22 1 4 STL 3 Ian Kinsler 31 143 132 34 62 15 2 4 […]

Mike Trout: Greatest player in history before the age of 24?

We all know he is great, actually better than great. But I didn’t realize how impressive it was to witness his brilliance on the field until Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) of MLB.com put it into context with this tweet last night: Mike Trout turns 24 on Friday. He’ll almost certainly top the all-time WAR through age-23 […]

Cleveland fans celebrated “Merry Kipnis” in May

Please excuse Jason Kipnis if he wants to call today May 32nd. If I were Kipnis I wouldn’t want the month of May to end either. Nine to Know: Kipnis’ numbers in May were INSANE Kipnis hit .429 to lead all batters in May. His OPS of 1.217 was third in the majors to Bryce […]

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 […]

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: Decade by decade reached base above 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 is […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team career H above 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 @ATMreports. Today’s Legends of the Game is […]