Tag Archives: Ted Williams

Streaking

Like the proverbial first-small-step of the longest journey, record-MLB streaks begin innocently enough. Each captures the imagination of the public in different ways. Usually, the most dramatic streaks occur over the course of a season. A few, equally impressive, are … Continue reading

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The Greatest Hitter Ever May Not Be Who(m) You Think

I (Evander) was in some Hotstove/Grapefruit/Cactus Leagues discussions with friends. One, a mathematician, said he had seen an ESPN claim that the three greatest St. Louis Cardinals were Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, and Ozzie Smith. We love the Wizard of … Continue reading

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Hat Size: $303K

It was 80 years ago today that MLB taught Japan to play. Well, not exactly. But the 1934 barnstorming tour including the likes of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Jimmie Foxx, did begin a process of popularizing baseball in the … Continue reading

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21st-c. Ball and the Fans

Is “the umpire blind”? Herewith the first important reviewable play in 21st-c. MLB, which means in the history of North American baseball and possibly anywhere. The video—available as part of the above link describing the game between two of the … Continue reading

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1918 and All That

And in the end the only team left standing is the Boston Red Sox. I (Evander) doubt any major-league franchise and fan base have suffered as much. The club put The Curse Of The Bambino to rest in 2004 by … Continue reading

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Oldtimers’ Day 2013

Following the whole media-and-financial brouhaha between Brian Cashman and Alex Rodriguez, it has taken me (Evander) a few extra days to digest all the doings of the New York Yankees sixty-seventh Oldtimers’ Day. Unofficially, this treasured event has its origins … Continue reading

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Home-run “Darby”

Although we at the Right Off the Bat Project are hardly enamored of the mere distance baseballs are hit, like anyone else we do sometimes feel that size—as measured by trajectory—matters. April 17 was the sixtieth anniversary ushering in an … Continue reading

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