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  • Mike Ricchione
    Published 2 years ago
    The Court of My Opinion: Roberto Osuna

    The Court of My Opinion: Roberto Osuna

    This season has been a roller coaster for Houston Astros right-hander Roberto Osuna.
  • Brian Kapter
    Published 2 years ago
    The Chili Davis Effect

    The Chili Davis Effect

    This is in no way meant to disrespect Chili Davis who had an excellent career in the majors and is a highly respected individual and coach. The Cubs offense has been in a downward spiral the entire season and I would like to know why. Unfortunately, for the hitting coach, the blame may just have to be placed upon him.
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 2 years ago
    Author Remembers Ardsley Baseball’s Four Straight State Titles

    Author Remembers Ardsley Baseball’s Four Straight State Titles

    The Yankees did it twice. So did the Montreal Canadians. The Islanders may have the most impressive string of Championships by winning 19 straight playoff series. But right here in Westchester, Ardsley has a place among the immortals. From 1986 through 1989, Ardsley won four straight Class C Baseball State Championships, and their run may even surpass the do-or-die streaks that came before them.
  • Fred Eugene Park
    Published 2 years ago
    Best Baseball Players of All Time

    Best Baseball Players of All Time

    In the many generations since the founding of the sport, a number of phenomenal players have graced the baseball diamond. While there are so many greats to consider, there are a few outliers who can truly be called some of the best players to play the game. When considering the greatest to ever grace the diamond, so many statistics must be considered. As such, it was difficult to narrow down the greatest of all time, and some framework must be established for any such list. Like every sport, baseball has its super legends who go above and beyond the bar of greatness, setting new and sometimes unsurpassed standards. Accordingly, this list will be organized by position (not by ranking), proposing an all-time great starting lineup. Below are the ten best baseball players to ever play the game, by position, including a designated hitter for your dream baseball team.
  • Dr. Keith Anderson
    Published 2 years ago
    Golfing with a Big Leaguer

    Golfing with a Big Leaguer

    Last year I finished my first novel. The book is about being young and loving baseball. It’s about growing up in an era of social anarchy. It’s about the summer of 68 and a safe haven for a group of Black kids, called “Washington Playground.”
  • Dave Wallace
    Published 2 years ago
    The Not-So-Superstar Story That Made Jose Bautista a Household Name

    The Not-So-Superstar Story That Made Jose Bautista a Household Name

    From a player whom many thought of as a bust, a major league hopeful, and, at best, bench player stuck on the bottom of the 40-man roster, to the most polarizing player in Canadian Sports History...
  • Dave Wallace
    Published 2 years ago
    The Remarkable Way the Boston Red Sox Are Taking the League by Storm

    The Remarkable Way the Boston Red Sox Are Taking the League by Storm

    You may not like baseball, and thats fine a lot of people don’t.
  • Nick Rackley
    Published 2 years ago
    Going Through the Best Players' Weekend Nicknames!

    Going Through the Best Players' Weekend Nicknames!

    Major League Baseball released the names that would be featured on the back on jerseys worn on Player’s Weekend from August 24-26. This is a chance for the league to show itself as “having fun” and also a chance to sell an extra and different jersey.
  • Vaden Chandler
    Published 2 years ago
    My Other Job Was as an MLB Catcher: The Curious Case of World War II Spy Moe Berg

    My Other Job Was as an MLB Catcher: The Curious Case of World War II Spy Moe Berg

    With just 441 hits, a career batting average of .243, and only six career home runs, Moe Berg is hardly worthy of his own exhibit at the MLB Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. However, it is present nonetheless. In fact, it not only is there, but the curators of the exhibit are even proud to showcase it. Why is this? What could possibly merit this man having his own exhibit? The answer to that question is as convoluted and unique as Moe Berg's life itself. You see, even though as a baseball player he was at best average, he was an extraordinary man who encompassed so much more than the game he loved. He played a 15-year career during the Great Depression and World War II, and it was during this time that he demonstrated a great love for his country as well. The crux of the matter is this: Moe Berg also made his mark as a World War II spy. Moe Berg did intelligence work for the Office of Strategic Services, which was the forerunner of the CIA. Even though this man never played a full season in the MLB, his work in the war effort is what has earned him this unique exhibit at Cooperstown.
  • Chris Schmid
    Published 2 years ago
    How Good Actually Is LeBron James Jr?

    How Good Actually Is LeBron James Jr?

    Being the son of arguably the best basketball player of all time can be hard enough without the media watching your every move. LeBron James Jr. is LeBron James's 13-year-old son who is already making headlines in major sports media outlets such as ESPN and The Undefeated. A lot of these media outlets overexaggerate how good he actually is, such as well know basketball YouTube channel Ball is Life. At the time this article is being written, Ball is Life has made 16 highlight videos featuring Lebron James Jr. and his AAU team North Coast Blue Chips, which is coached part-time by his father LeBron James. After personally evaluating these highlight videos, it is evident that LeBron James Jr. is good for his age, but he obviously isn't as good as the media claims he is.
  • Joshua Sanchez
    Published 2 years ago
    A Guide to Common Baseball Knowledge and Lingo

    A Guide to Common Baseball Knowledge and Lingo

    This article is for the benefit of any newcomers of the wonderful sport of baseball. The purpose of this article is to provide a helpful guide for any new fans that would like to learn more about formal and informal terminology, basic rules, and get a general sense of how things work in the sport. This will help the new fan understand the sport better when they're watching a game or listening to analysts on TV or radio. It will also help them have more intelligent conversations about the sport with other fans.
  • Joshua Sanchez
    Published 2 years ago
    Yankees Trading for J.A. Happ Is a Solid Move

    Yankees Trading for J.A. Happ Is a Solid Move

    On July 27, the New York Yankees traded utility player Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Billy McKinney to the Toronto Blue Jays for starting pitcher J.A. Happ. This trade made by Yankees GM Brian Cashman is a move that makes a lot of sense for the Yankees despite the apparent disagreement from the fans.