Tag Archives: Denny McLain

Tigers Need Scherzer(y)

At 19-1, Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers is compiling one of the all-time Major League Baseball records in 2013. (For cricket followers: The record indicates this pitcher is credited with nineteen wins against one loss.) If the trend continues, … Continue reading

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The Overhaul of Fame

Since I (Evander) am always babbling (even occasionally in a coherent manner) about this subject, Martin has egged me on to comment further on The National Baseball Hall of Fame selection process: how to ensure only the greatest players are … Continue reading

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Meeting Denny McLain

There were four postseason baseball games on yesterday. But what did I (Evander) do? I shook Denny McLain’s hand. He’s really huge now, and I would not otherwise recognize him. Like all former baseball players, he has an iron grip. … Continue reading

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Wood toward the Spherical Object

In considering the superiority of the baseball bat over its cricket counterpart as a means to quell civil unrest (an oxymoron), Exhibit A might be the August 22, 1965, incident involving Hall of Fame San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marichal … Continue reading

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Players and Officials We’d Like to See in the Hall of Fame

Here comes a bakers-dozen-plus-one list (additionally, two not quite on the shortlist, but who ought to be considered) of figures I (Evander) would like to see in The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Let the barroom brawl begin. … Continue reading

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