Last Sunday, Ichiro set a record as the oldest player to start a Major League Baseball game in centerfield during the modern ERA at 43 years old. This got us thinking: which players have put up the best seasons on the shady side of 40. Here are the Top Nine season by players over 40 years old. Read more
An entirely average Major League starter is still among the few hundred best baseball players on the planet. The average Major League starter produces around 2.0 Wins Above Replacement – in most seasons, fewer than 100 position players reach that mark. So when we ask “Who was the most average Major League player of all-time?” it’s not meant as an insult. It does however make for an interesting question. Read more
Ken Griffey Jr., one of the greatest natural talents that baseball has ever seen, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday. Despite his greatness and the heights of his achievements, Junior is also one of the game’s greatest “what if?” players. Injuries ravaged the second half of his career and left many fans wondering what might have been. The stark divide in Griffey’s career production makes him essentially unique among position players in the Hall. Read more
Bryce Harper seems a lock for the NL MVP (despite any “his team didn’t even make the playoffs” dissenters) and amidst the flaming wreckage of the Nationals’ season, it’s easy to overlook just how amazing his year was (and why suggesting his team’s failures should detract from his award vote is just crazy). Read more
Hall of Fame Week continues with part two of our look at the careers of six Hall of Famers who lost playing time to service in WWII. Read more
Hall of Fame Week continues with a look at one of the three pitchers being inducted in 2015: Pedro Martinez.
From 1997 to 2003, Pedro Martinez dominated the major leagues, putting up stats nearly unmatched by any other pitcher in history. At his peak in 1999 & 2000, the only other pitcher to even hold a candle to him was fellow 2015 inductee Randy Johnson. Was Pedro’s peak the most dominant performance in MLB history? Does any one else measure up? We’ll look and see. Read more
The inaugural article for both the “What If?” feature and the first ever “Hall of Fame Week” we’re going to look at the careers of six all time greats and see what their career numbers would have looked like if they hadn’t lost seasons to serving in WWII. Read more