Ten Crazy Records in Baseball

Baseball is a sport dominated by statistics. Since its inception, those partial to the game are equally as obsessed with the statistics associated with it. But, for every general statistic, such as all-time leaders in hits, home runs, and wins, there are those statistics that stand out for their oddities. Honorable mentions include Ron Hunt setting the record for being hit the most in a … Continue reading Ten Crazy Records in Baseball

George Bush’s Rare Baseball Card

The 1980’s and early 1990’s saw a boom in baseball card collecting. One of the most memorable sets during this time was the 1990 Topps set. This set, featuring a colorful border surrounding each player’s photo on the front, included 44 future MLB Hall-of-Fame players and managers. Of those Hall of Famers, Frank Thomas, Ken Griffey, Jr., and Larry Walker had their rookie cards within … Continue reading George Bush’s Rare Baseball Card

How a Wild Night Out Led to One of Baseball’s Unbreakable Records

Throughout the history of sports, there are numerous records that are considered “unbreakable.” Some of these notable records include Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 points in an NBA game, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, and Jerry Rice’s 22,895 career receiving yards. However, one that may never be seen broken is Old Hoss Radbourn’s record of 60 wins in a season. In 1884, Charles “Old Hoss” Radbourn was … Continue reading How a Wild Night Out Led to One of Baseball’s Unbreakable Records

Top 10 Worst Trades in Sports History

Since the inception of professional sports leagues, teams have engaged in the act of trading players and personnel with each other. Trades are executed for numerous reasons, such as the hopes of a new player improving a team, dumping contracts to save money, or gaining assets through acquiring rising star players or draft picks. In an ideal and equal world, both teams should receive exactly … Continue reading Top 10 Worst Trades in Sports History

Jim Creighton: Baseball’s First Superstar

James “Jim” Creighton, Jr. was born on April 15, 1841. Creighton, over the course of his short life, revolutionized the game of baseball. Creighton was known for making an impact in many aspects of baseball. Described as a high-principled, unassuming gentleman, he is known as the first “professional” player and an innovator of the fastball, as well as the pitcher to throw the first recorded … Continue reading Jim Creighton: Baseball’s First Superstar

Top 10 Sports Conspiracy Theories

Sports is riddled with conspiracy theories. As long as there have been organized sports, there have been accusations of cheating, collusion, and conspiracy. Professional sports is no different. There have been numerous situations throughout sports history where moments seemed too good to be true. There have been other moments tarnished by rumor of ongoings behind the scenes. Here are ten of the biggest conspiracy theories … Continue reading Top 10 Sports Conspiracy Theories

The Eccentric Life of Rube Waddell

The history of professional baseball is full of players with colorful personalities. Athletes like Mark Fidrych, Rickey Henderson, and Jose Lima have made the game of baseball entertaining throughout time. However, none might have been as quirky as Hall-of-Fame pitcher Rube Waddell. George “Rube” Waddell pitched in Major League Baseball during the turn of the 20th Century. In a career that spanned from 1897 to … Continue reading The Eccentric Life of Rube Waddell

Ray Caldwell: The Pitcher that Was Struck by Lightning

During the broadcast of the MLB game between the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins on August 24, 2020, Fox Sports Cleveland, the flagship television station for the Indians, ran the following infographic on former Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell: According to the unbelievable stat line, on that date 101 years prior, Caldwell was struck by lightning in the final inning of his Indians debut. Despite being … Continue reading Ray Caldwell: The Pitcher that Was Struck by Lightning

Homer at the Bat: Which of Mr. Burns’ Teams Would’ve Been Better?

In February of 1992, America was infatuated with The Simpsons. The show was in its third season, and it was one of the highest-rated television series in the world. On February 20, they aired the 17th episode of that season, “Homer at the Bat” (spoilers ahead). In this episode, the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant starts a slow-pitch softball team. Homer becomes the star of the … Continue reading Homer at the Bat: Which of Mr. Burns’ Teams Would’ve Been Better?

Vince DiMaggio: The Oldest DiMaggio Brother

Joe DiMaggio is considered one of the greatest players in Major League Baseball history. He played from 1936 to 1951 (as well as serving in the military between 1943 and 1945 due to World War II). He was named an all star every season of his career, won nine World Series titles, and won the American League MVP in 1939, 1941, and 1947. He finished … Continue reading Vince DiMaggio: The Oldest DiMaggio Brother