For the last 5 seasons Clayton Kershaw has no doubt been the best pitcher in the game, however, this season, he reached a level beyond god-like. Kershaw has become the first pitcher in 13 years to reach 300 strikeouts during one season. Before 2014, he was putting together a stretch of years that hasn’t been seen in similarities since Sandy Koufax back in the early 60’s, so no one though there was another level. However, there was another level, as he not only won the Cy Young Award, but also the MVP in 2014, along with his first no-hitter. So, Continue reading Reaches 300 K’s; Is Clayton Kershaw Human?
At 90-years-old, Yogi Berra was still the face of baseball’s rich history, and still saying his famous Berra-isms. Yet, 90 years is a long life, especially after winning 10 World Series rings squatting behind the plate. America will not only miss Berra as a former 3-time AL MVP winner during the second dead ball era, but as a great WWII veteran ,when he marched onto the beaches of Normandy before beginning his 18 years with the Yankees. Yogi Berra may not have the best Hall of Fame total numbers, but he never lost value over 18 seasons, as all the Continue reading The Passing of a Baseball Hero
Throughout baseball history there have been several historic teams. The 1927 and 1998 Yankees, the 1906 Cubs, and the 1976 Reds are just a few that come to mind. Those teams had utterly dominant regular seasons and post seasons. And that is where one has to ask the question how significant and great was the 2001 Mariners 116-46 regular season and eventual five game loss to the New York Yankees in the ALCS rank? Now it should be known the loss to the Yankees was at the tail end of one of the greatest dynasties in the sport’s history, so Continue reading Where Do the 2001 Mariners Rank Among the All Time Great Teams?
David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox has just hit the monstrous milestone of 500 career home runs. There are a few milestone numbers that can make a player an obvious vote to get inducted at Cooperstown, and 500 homers is one of those. Big Papi began his long career in Minnesota as a Twin, and struggled early on, until he was given a second chance. The Red Sox picked up Ortiz before the 2002 season, and the rest is history. For his first year as “Big Papi” in Boston, he finished 5th in the MVP voting with 31 homers Continue reading Why Ortiz’s 500th Bomb Puts Him Into the Hall