Fun Fact of the Day: Tonight during the 86th all-star game, Mike Trout hit a leadoff ho0me run vs Zack Greinke in the first inning, becoming the first to do so since Bo Jackson in 1989. Overall in the history of the all-star game, there have been 6 leadoff jacks including Trout and Bo. To hit a lead off homer off of one of the game’s toughest pitchers of current is a true statement to began the mid-summer classic; and Trout has now done it at only 23-years-old. Who will be the next man to capture the first spotlight of Continue reading 6 Lead off All-Star Home Runs
They called him “Charlie Hustle”, as he was the hardest, most rambunctious player to ever step on the field besides Ty Cobb. Pete Rose played in a record 3562 games while racking up the most plate appearances and at-bats in baseball history on his way to becoming the hit king with a total of 4256 (10 seasons with 200+). The leader of the Big Red Machine back in late 70’s, also had over 700 doubles, 100 triples, and hit .300 or better in 15 of 17 campaigns from 1965-1981. No one but Ty Cobb was as much a redneck on Continue reading Despite Allegations, is the Hit King a Hall of Famer?
Fun Fact of the Day: The Home Run Derby has been an exciting event since 1985, including many memorable performances and winners. There have only been three players to win it more than once; Prince Fielder (2), Yoenis Cespedes (2), and Ken Griffey Jr. (3). There have been winners who weren’t really true power hitters in the past, but there are also those who were some of the best sluggers of all-time including Jr. who had 3 amazing derby performances. Griffey’s 42 total HR Derby launches were some of the biggest bombs the baseball world has ever seen. He was Continue reading Most Home Run Derby Wins
Fun Fact of the Day: Two players have hit 6 grand slams during one season. The first was Don Mattingly in 1987, then Travis Hafner accomplished it in 2006. Both of these guys were tremendous sluggers with slugging percentages above .450 for their careers. Both of those seasons each player finished in the top 10 MVP voting, and well deserved it as they each hit 30+ homers, 100+ RBI’s. The closest anyone has ever got was Ernie Banks and Albert Pujols who both have hit 5, but other than that no one has been close to 6. A grand slam Continue reading Most Grand Slams in a Season