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Wally Pipp was more than just a headache

Wally Pipp was more than just a headache
October 29, 2017 1 Comment »

Wally Pipp has been reduced to an answer to a trivia question. He’s a footnote on the career of a great player. But Pipp deserved better: he was an excellent ballplayer who simply happened to have a headache at the ... Read More »

The 20 Greatest Yankees of all-time according to WAR

The 20 Greatest Yankees of all-time according to WAR
October 9, 2012 3 Comments »

I don’t know nearly enough about the “guts” of WAR to know whether it’s great, good, bad, pitiful, or somewhere in between. This IS NOT an article to discuss the merits of Wins Above Replacement (WAR), it’s an article to ... Read More »

New York Yankees All-Time Team

New York Yankees All-Time Team
July 24, 2012 1 Comment »

How do you make Ruth and Gehrig more fearsome? Put DiMaggio, Mantle, Winfield, Berra and ARod around them in this amazing dream lineup. Read More »

When a girl struck out Ruth and Gehrig

When a girl struck out Ruth and Gehrig
April 2, 2010 No Comments »

When Babe Ruth went down on strikes in an exhibition game in Chattanooga in 1931, it was at the hand of a pitcher described as having “a swell change of pace,” as well as a “mean lipstick.” Read More »