Today we continue our occasional series wherein we rank the greatest ballplayers of all time at each position using the seemingly ridiculous but surprisingly effective method of aggregating the first ten top-10 rankings at each position to turn up in a Google search, on the assumption that millions of clicks and links must contain some […]

“She uses an odd, side-armed delivery, and puts both speed and curve on the ball. Her greatest asset, however, is control. She can place the ball where she pleases, and her knack at guessing the weakness of a batter is uncanny.” – The Chattanooga News It was a bit of serendipity. Yesterday, as our own […]

I was g-chatting with my buddy Alex the other day. We were having an online conversation about Barry Bonds and Alex was saying that he thought the whole * thing is ridiculous… Me: Letting Bonds get away with using steroids isn’t fair to players like Ken Griffey, Jr., who are clean. Alex: I think in […]

During his career, Babe Ruth played in 13 seasons in which an MVP was awarded. In one of those seasons, 1914, he only played in five total games. In his last season he only played in 28 games. During the remaining 11 seasons, how many MVP awards did Ruth win?

The Boston Red Sox have a long history of trading away promising young pitchers who then go on to become renowned sluggers.  First there was Babe Ruth. And now there is… Bronson Arroyo? Bronson’s hitting prowess first gained notice earlier this year when he smacked two dingers in his first two games in the National […]

  In a recent Philly News poll, 612 people were asked who they thought the greatest homerun hitter of all time was: Aaron, Ruth or Bonds. 56 percent said Ruth, because he set the standard. 36 percent said Aaron, because he hit the most homeruns. 2 percent said Bonds, because he hit 73 homeruns in […]

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December 5, 2011

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