Player Rankings

Was Jeter better than Nomar and ARod?

Was Jeter better than Nomar and ARod?
February 15, 2018 No Comments »

The career of Derek Jeter is a perfect illustration of the multitude of factors that go into a Hall of Fame discussion. And rightly so. The contemporary Nomar Garciaparra seemed to be better than or on par with Jeter in ... Read More »

Eddie Collins nearly tops our list of greatest second basemen

Eddie Collins nearly tops our list of greatest second basemen
September 18, 2017 No Comments »

Eddie Collins buried his bats during the off-season in shallow holes in his backyard that he called “graves” in order to keep them “lively.” That’s odd, for many reasons, but also odd because Collins played during baseball’s “dead ball” era. ... Read More »

Bob Gibson was the best postseason pitcher in baseball history

Bob Gibson was the best postseason pitcher in baseball history
September 8, 2017 No Comments »

The greatest big-game pitcher of his era, Bob Gibson may have been the best big-game pitcher of all-time. His teammates, who benefited by winning two World Series winners’ paychecks as a result of his legendary performances, would certainly agree. Gibson ... Read More »

Who was better: Ryne Sandberg or Lou Whitaker?

Who was better: Ryne Sandberg or Lou Whitaker?
September 8, 2017 12 Comments »

When his name first appeared on a Hall of Fame ballot in 2003, Ryne Sandberg received 244 votes, or just below 50%. In 2004, the former Cubs’ second baseman vaulted to 309 votes. He was elected to the Hall of ... Read More »

How long was Dale Murphy the best player in baseball?

How long was Dale Murphy the best player in baseball?
August 23, 2012 No Comments »

Before a game during the 1983 season, Dale Murphy visited with a six-year old girl who had lost her hands and a leg when she stepped on a downed power line. The girl and her family were huge Atlanta Braves ... Read More »