1990s Baseball

Brett Butler was a Baseball Time Traveler

One of the most unique players in baseball history, Brett Butler was not of his time, he was like a time traveler from another era. While baseball was pumping itself up with dumbbells, Butler was a puny little guy, a sliver of a man who looked like he could disappear down the drain in the clubhouse showers.

VIDEO: Darryl Kile’s 1993 No-Hitter Against the Mets

Darryl Kile was taken far too soon. His life touched many people, not only his family and friends, but also his teammates and fans. His no-hitter in 1993 will always be a significant highlight in the history of the Astros.

VIDEO: Fred McGriff’s First Home Run for Tampa Bay

Fred McGriff was born in Tampa in 1963. At that time, the only professional baseball in that part of the country was minor leagues or spring training competition. But, by the time McGriff had become a home run champion and All-Star in Major League Baseball, pro ball was in his hometown.

A Few of the Greatest Players Who Aren’t in the Hall of Fame

Baseball is often regarded as “America’s favorite pastime.” And while the title may or may not fit, one thing is for certain. Since its inception, the game has won the hearts and minds of the American people. Major League Baseball is one of the biggest sports organizations in the world, and the second biggest in the USA (only topped by the National Football League).

The Ultimate Cardinal: Willie McGee

In 1996, after a five-year absence, McGee came back to the Cardinals. He was 37, but he had some good baseball left in him, and he played four more seasons in Cardinal red.

Tony Gwynn: Pride of San Diego

Just when baseball seemed to be getting drunk on home runs, Tony Gwynn emerged to reveal the beauty of hitting a baseball.

Barry Larkin: Cincinnati’s Greatest Shortstop

Of the great shortstops, Larkin had the most complete skills: he could run as fast as Eric Davis, he had the strongest arm in a generation, and only Ozzie was better with the glove.

Was Jeter better than Nomar and ARod?

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