Nov 1: Most MVPs

Nov 1: Most MVPs NOVEMBER 1, 2016 | NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Most Valuable Player awards have been awarded by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BWAA) since 1931. The players who’ve won the award the most in the American League were Mickey Mantle, Jimmie Foxx, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra and Alex Rodriquez. All were 3-time MVP winners. And all, except Foxx,…

Oct 27: The 7 game World Series

Oct 27: The 7 game World Series OCTOBER 27, 2019 | CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Aren’t 7 game World Series more fun? They were an infrequent occurrence for a few years. From 1989 to 2010 (21 seasons) only 4 World Series went the full 7 games. There were more sweeps (7) than 7-game World Series. It’s…

OCT 29: “You’re out!”

OCT 29: “You’re out!” OCTOBER 29, 1979 | ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY | Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Mays began work as a greeter for an Atlantic City Casino on this date in 1979, and Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspended him from the game. Kuhn had given the former New York and San Francisco Giant’s star an ultimatum; if he took the casino job…

Oct 16: It’s the shoes

Oct 16: It’s the shoes OCTOBER 16, 1969 – NEW YORK, NEW YORK • A good reason to shine your shoes; it could help you win a World Series, as it did on this date in 1969. It was game 5 between the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Mets. The Mets, in only in their 8th year of existence, led…

Oct 25: Through the legs

Oct 25: Through the legs OCTOBER 25, 1986 | NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Today is the day in 1986 a seemingly routine grounder went through Bill Buckner‘s legs prolonging the Boston Red Sox agony of not winning a World Series since they sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees in 1919. It wasn’t all Buckner’s fault though. When the day started…

Oct 21: Drama at Fenway

Oct 21: Drama at Fenway OCTOBER 21, 1975 | BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – Many regard the game played on this date in 1975 as the best World Series game ever. Certainly game 6 of the ‘75 Series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox ranks up there as one of the most exciting. The 12 inning classic is most remembered for Carlton…

Oct 18: Reggie! Reggie! Reggie!

Oct 18: Reggie! Reggie! Reggie! OCTOBER 18, 1977 – THE BRONX, NEW YORK | Reggie Jackson forever became “Mr. October” on this date in 1977. It was game 6 of the World Series; Yankees against Dodgers; New York against Los Angeles; the biggest stage; the two biggest television markets. In the fourth inning, Yankee right-fielder Reggie Jackson hit Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Burt Hooton‘s 1st pitch into the right-field seats…

Oct 15 – Punch for Punch

Oct 15 – Punch for Punch OCTOBER 15, 1986 – HOUSTON, TEXAS – On this date in 1986 the National League Championship Series (NLCS) ended with a 16-inning nail-biting marathon between the New York Mets and Houston Astros in game 6. Game 5 went 12 innings. The Mets eventually won the series 4 games to two. In game 6 the Astros…

Oct 14: Spinach or Wheaties?

Oct 14: Spinach or Wheaties? OCTOBER 14, 1972 – CINCINNATI, OHIO – Oakland A’s catcher Gene Tenace picked baseball’s biggest stage to breakout as a power hitter on this date in 1972. He hit just 5 home runs during the entire 1972 regular season, but hit 4 in the World Series. Tenace hit 2 home runs on this date, driving in all 3 Oakland runs as the…

Oct 13: The Halloween Classic

Oct 13: The Halloween Classic OCTOBER 13, 2016 | BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – Back in the day the World Series was coming to an end around October 13th. This year (2016), the National and American Leagues haven’t even begun their respective League Championship Series. Today the World Series starts the last week in October. The 7th game,…