Fun Fact of the Day: In 2012, Josh Hamilton had a monstrous first half of the season, which resulted in all-star game voting history. He received a total of 11,073,744 votes from baseball fans. When he finally got his act together and re-emerged as a top prospect in 2007, many people praised his efforts and talents; considering he was one of the best prospects of all-time. A couple of Millions of votes for one player is not exactly rare, but 11 million + is another level, as the second most votes in all-star history was Chris Davis in 2013 with Continue reading Most All-Star Votes Ever
Fun Fact of the Day: The first officially recorded game was on June 19, 1846, at the famously historical Elysian Fields between the New York Knickerbokers and the New York Baseball Club, resulting in a 23-1 win by the NY Baseball Club. From there on multiple amateur games a year were played until the National League was founded in 1875; the year professional baseball really started. Before that, many start up leagues died as quickly as another one formed. But, all in all, June 19, 1846, was the beginning of American History, the founding of this country’s great game.
Fun Fact of the Day: On April 30, 2002, Mets pitcher, Al Leiter became the first pitcher in history to collect at least one win against each major league team. Al may not have been an ace, but that record is still terrific. One may think a record like that could be easily accomplished, but since there are so many inter league games each season, a win against every team for only pitching every 5 days is extremely hard to do. There are multiple MLB milestones set, but not all are by elite Hall of Fame worthy talent.
Fun Fact of the Day: There have been multiple tremendous performances by players during the World Series to lead their team to the title, along side winning the WS MVP. There have only been three players in the history of the Fall Classic to win 2 MVP’s; Sandy Koufax (1963, 65), Bob Gibson (1964, 67), and Reggie Jackson (Mr. October) (1973, 77). There have been multiple postseason legends to win an LCS and WS MVP in the same year, but to win more than one WS MVP is something special. Only some of the most clutch players of all-time are Continue reading WS MVP’s