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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

Defying Limits: The Remarkable Journey of One-Handed MLB Pitcher Jim Abbott

Former MLB pitcher Jim Abbott’s life is an inspiring journey. Abbott overcame the birth defect of having only one hand to transcend barriers in baseball. Abbott’s career as a one-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball was filled with achievements and historic moments, but he had to overcome jokes, self-deprecation, failure and pain along the way, showing that anyone can overcome their perceived limitations and fulfill their dreams.

Leyland Elected to Hall of Fame

Former manager Jim Leyland, who led the Florida Marlins to their first World Series title in 1997, has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Every World Series Champion Ranked

WE RANK EVERY WORLD SERIES CHAMPION SINCE 1903 By Dan Holmes Why would we want to write an article Every World Series Champion Ranked?  Why try to

The 20 Greatest Houston Astros of All-Time

This list ranks the 20 greatest players to have played for the Houston Astros, according to Wins Above Replacement (from Baseball-Reference.com).  This is part of a series