Jackie Robinson: Legacy Redefined

Jackie Robinson will always be remembered as the man who broke the color barrier in all of sports. He was the first African-American athlete who played baseball in the Major Leagues. Robinson also turned out to be an amazing baseball player. However, did you know he played football in college? In 1939, Robinson was on … Continue reading Jackie Robinson: Legacy Redefined

MLB: Spring Training & Spring Fever

Baseball is back, and it couldn’t have returned soon enough. For this writer, there’s nothing quite like watching a game played on a mix of dirt and grass. Football has the gridiron. Basketball has the court. But baseball, however, has the diamond. That’s never been brought any closer than watching a spring training game. The … Continue reading MLB: Spring Training & Spring Fever

New York Yankees: The Curious Case of Gary Sanchez

Gary Sanchez is creating quite the name for himself since he received the call to the big leagues. The rookie catcher from the New York Yankees set a home run record. He hit 11 out of the ballpark in his first 23 games. No one in MLB history has ever done that. Sanchez is batting … Continue reading New York Yankees: The Curious Case of Gary Sanchez

Baseball: The Problem With Combined Stats

Major League Baseball has a new issue that no one could have foreseen: combined statistics. We’re one week removed from Ichiro Suzuki getting his 3,000th hit as a member of the Miami Marlins. He currently has a total of 4,281 hits as both a Major Leaguer and from his career in Japan. That puts him … Continue reading Baseball: The Problem With Combined Stats

New York Yankees: Welcome to the Future

The New York Yankees and its fans are in unfamiliar ground: the future. It began with August 1st’s MLB Trade Deadline, when the Yankees split up the renowned “No Runs-BMC” (Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman). Chapman was the first dealt to the Chicago Cubs for a rich package. Miller brought the Yankees a … Continue reading New York Yankees: Welcome to the Future

MLB Trade Deadline: Christmas in July

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for baseball contenders. The trade deadline for Major League Baseball is August 1st, but we’ve seen a few big deals already commence. The San Francisco Giants most recently dealt lefthander prospect Adalberto Mejia to Minnesota for infielder Eduardo Nunez, who’s batting close to.300 this year. Toronto also … Continue reading MLB Trade Deadline: Christmas in July

Ichiro Suzuki: Baseball’s True Hit Man

In the year 2001, Major League Baseball witnessed the beginning of a phenomenon from Japan. Ichiro Suzuki signed with the Seattle Mariners after nine years with the Orix Blue Wave. He’s the first Japanese position player to sign with a Major League team. Since then, the rest is history. Ichiro went on to win the … Continue reading Ichiro Suzuki: Baseball’s True Hit Man