Mike Trout headlines Los Angeles Angels all-time roster by Wins Above Replacement

December 16th, 2017|

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When it’s all said and done, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout could very well be ranked among the top two or three baseball […]

Former MLBer visits world’s greatest wiffle ball tournament on Staten Island

December 11th, 2017|

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Staten Island is known for many things: the ferry, the accent, the Wu-Tang Clan. But the smallest of New York City’s five boroughs is […]

Babe Ruth headlines New York Yankees all-time roster by Wins Above Replacement

December 10th, 2017|

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Perhaps no franchise in the history of sport has been more consistently revered — and feared — than the New York Yankees, and no […]

Centuries before cricket or baseball were invented, India had gilli-danda

December 6th, 2017|

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More than two millennia before the sports of cricket and baseball were codified, there was a similar game being played in India which later […]

Short-handed sports: Playing basketball, baseball, soccer and hockey minus a few players

November 29th, 2017|

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Almost everyone is familiar with the maximum number of players that a team can have playing in each of the major sports: in basketball […]

Lessons in sport: Did you recognize Joe Namath’s finger from Super Bowl III?

November 17th, 2017|

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How good are you at deciphering visual sports puzzles? Instagram user @lessonsinsport renders stark graphics that hint at legendary sports figures (like the image […]

MLB Name Game starring Gary Nolan Ryan Howard Earl Clark Griffith

November 15th, 2017|

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Nolan Ryan may be best known for leading Major League Baseball in no-hitters (7), career strikeouts (5,714) and seasons played (27), but he also […]

Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts notches perfect game at World Series of Bowling in Reno

November 13th, 2017|

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Until this past weekend, the only baseball player to record a perfect game in World Series history was Don Larsen. Now he’s been joined […]

No ifs, ands, or butts: Giving the derriere its due in baseball, basketball, football, hockey and more

November 3rd, 2017|

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Outside of Brazil’s annual Miss Bumbum contest, and the occasional quixotic art film, derrieres are rarely mentioned in the mainstream press. This is true […]

Jeff Bagwell headlines Houston Astros all-time roster by Wins Above Replacement

November 2nd, 2017|

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For the Boston Red Sox, Jeff Bagwell, like Babe Ruth, is “one who got away.” For the Houston Astros, the Boston-born slugger is not […]

What if Justin Verlander could throw at 90 percent the speed of light?

October 31st, 2017|

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Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander has been on quite a tear since being secured from the Detroit Tigers just before the trade deadline, but […]

Graveyard Greats: Hunting down tombstones of Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and other baseball legends

October 31st, 2017|

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Halloween, aside from being a confluence of candy and costumes, marks the passing of the baseball season. With the crispness of fall in the […]