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The Hall of Fame Case for Tony Oliva

In the history of baseball, since they began tossing a ball to a plate and someone with a stick was swinging at it, maybe no more than

Greatness Score: The Shortstops

Here we are back with the second installment in a series called “Greatness Score,” a system I devised to help rate the candidacy of players for the

Why humans are the best throwers

From 2008 to 2020, the average speeds of all major league baseball pitches combined rose by between 1.5 mph and 2 mph. In the 2019 season, nearly 90% of the 281 pitchers who threw more than 1,000 pitches threw fastballs that averaged over 90 mph. The 100 mph fastball – once a newsworthy event – is now relatively common.

The greatest batteries in baseball history

What is the greatest catcher/pitcher combination in baseball history? The best duo to ever form a battery? How do we answer that question? Where do we start?

The 20 Greatest Minnesota Twins of All-Time

In this, the latest installment of my series on franchise leaders, I focus on the greatest Twins of all-time. At least according to Wins Above Replacement, otherwise