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Dizzy Dean

Remembering the Great Right Arm of Dizzy Dean

In a remarkable career as a pitcher, Dizzy Dean carved a place in baseball history all his own. He was unaffected by stardom, a happy-go-lucky southern boy who grew to love wrist watches and tailored suits, but always remembered he grew up in the shadows of a hay wagon.

Why the Phillies’ Ranger Suárez is MLB’s Most Underrated Pitcher

When discussing the elite pitchers in Major League Baseball, names like Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer, and Shohei Ohtani often dominate the conversation. Yet, quietly carving out a place among these giants is the Phillies’ Ranger Suárez, a pitcher whose remarkable skill set and consistent performance have made him one of the most underrated talents in the league. 

The Legacy of Ken Griffey Jr.: A Baseball Icon

Ken Griffey Jr., known affectionately as “The Kid,” is a towering figure in the history of baseball, celebrated for his effortless swing, defensive brilliance, and captivating charisma. His legacy extends far beyond his playing career.

Hal Chase: Baseball’s Most Infamous Con Man

Hal Chase was a master instigator, bad teammate, and a criminal who nested himself among gamblers who conspired to throw the World Series. He survived in pro baseball because he was a brilliant defensive player. But, eventually his nefarious actions caused his banishment from organized baseball for betting against his own teams.

The Golden Glove of Omar Vizquel: A Shortstop Legend

Playing in an astonishing four decades and across 24 seasons, Omar Vizquel turned the shortstop position into his own personal stage, showcasing agility, precision, and a knack for making the impossible seem routine.

Introducing the Quality Quality Start for Evaluating MLB Starting Pitchers

The traditional Quality Start goes back several decades. A Quality Start is awarded to a starter when he pitches AT LEAST 6 innings AND allows 3 earned runs OR LESS. But it has limits. That’s why we’ve created the Quality Quality Start or QQS. We use it to find the best starting pitchers, the pitchers who truly impact their team’s chances to win a game.

Harlond Clift

Best Third Baseman for Each Decade

Of the third basemen who were standouts in baseball history for a stretch of time, Clift may be the most unrecognized. But, for about ten seasons, toiling at the bottom of the American League standings, Clift was a valuable player, with no glaring weakness.

Jose Reyes and Garry Templeton

Time Twins: Shortstops Garry Templeton and José Reyes

Both José Reyes and Garry Templeton were switch-hitting shortstops with speed and a strong arm. Both were good base stealers and both led the National League in triples a number of times. Both established themselves as stars in their early 20s, but each also had a knack for controversy.

Adrián Beltré was an entertainer who happened to play baseball

Adrian Beltré was an entertainer who happened to play baseball. He had a playful sense of humor, and in the three primary cities in which he played, Beltré became a fan favorite. One of the singular unique players of his generation, Beltré never forgot that he was playing a game.

Sheffield misses best chance for Hall of Fame election

Gary Sheffield never cared much what people thought of him. Now, that may be backfiring on the former All-Star slugger. In the latest results of the Baseball Hall of Fame voting by the writers, Sheffield fell shy of gaining election in the 10th and final time his name will be on that ballot.

The Sad End to the Life of Cleveland’s Slugger Luke Easter

Easter was physically impressive: 6’4 and close to 250 pounds. He looked like a defensive end instead of a baseball player. He was a hulking, left-handed power hitter and a bit of an enigma. Few people knew where he was from or when he was born, and ultimately when Easter met his maker in a violent manner, he still clung to his secrets.

The 20 Greatest New York Mets of All-Time

From ugly ducklings to elegant swans: the Mets made such a quick transformation after being record-setting losers as an expansion franchise. In just their eighth season, the