As Ichiro nears 3000 hits in MLB and tops 4256 for his professional career, we’re reminded (by no one more than the man himself) that Pete Rose is MLB’s “Hit King.” Never forget, however, that Pete Rose (the player) only has that record because Pete Rose (the manager) placed his personal interests above those of his team. We begin Hall of Fame week with a close look at the most prominent player barred from entry. Read more
Some players live larger in the public memory than they really did on the field. From the “good players on great teams” to the fan favorites – we’re not necessarily looking to “take anyone down a peg”, but we will look at the picture from every angle to see where they really fit in the history of the game.