“Eddie the Ump” adds ‘Naked Gun’ oomph to his strike-three calls

May 24th, 2018|

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You would be hard pressed to find an umpire anywhere that injects more oomph into his strike-three calls than New Jersey’s Edward Reed aka […]

Ted Williams headlines Boston Red Sox all-time roster by Wins Above Replacement

May 22nd, 2018|

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Hall-of-fame Boston Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams retired from baseball in 1960 with a mind-boggling .344 career batting average. “The Splendid Splinter” leads the […]

Laurel or Yanny? In the realm of baseball, Cuban pitcher Yanny wins hands down

May 20th, 2018|

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This past week an audio illusion went viral as it divided the United States as profoundly as the last presidential election. Forty-seven percent of […]

Luck vs Skill: Comparing the role of chance in hockey, football, baseball, soccer and basketball

May 19th, 2018|

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There’s an old adage in sports that it’s better to be lucky than good, but how much of a role does chance play in […]

WAR for AL MVP: Tracking Mike Trout, Aaron Judge in battle for baseball’s top award

May 18th, 2018|

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MLB’s MVPs are almost always among the league leaders in the wins above replacement (WAR) stat, which attempts to gauge a player’s overall contribution […]

Randy Johnson headlines Arizona Diamondbacks all-time roster by Wins Above Replacement

May 16th, 2018|

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The Diamondbacks are tied with the Tampa Bay Rays as the youngest teams in Major League Baseball, so it should come as no surprise […]

3-year-old Lennox Salcedo goes into super slow motion on last leg of home-run trot

May 15th, 2018|

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A few years ago, young baseball player Devin Avedissian — aka “Mighty Mouse” — made headlines with his energetic hop over the catcher to […]

Centuries before cricket or baseball were invented, India had gilli-danda

May 12th, 2018|

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More than two millennia before the sports of cricket and baseball were codified, there was a similar game being played in India which later […]

Former MLBer visits world’s greatest wiffle ball tournament on Staten Island

May 10th, 2018|

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Staten Island is known for many things: the ferry, the accent, the Wu-Tang Clan. But the smallest of New York City’s five boroughs is […]

Nap Lajoie headlines Cleveland Indians all-time roster by Wins Above Replacement

May 9th, 2018|

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Nap Lajoie would probably be proud of second baseman Jason Kipnis’ contribution to the current iteration of the Cleveland Indians. But while Kipnis has […]

MLB’s 3000-Hit Club: Albert Pujols, Adrian Beltre inching their way up among legends

May 7th, 2018|

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On May 4, 2018, California Angels slugger Albert Pujols collected a broken-bat single in the fifth inning at the Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field. With […]

What’s My Line? Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Willie Mays and Yogi Berra as game show guests

May 6th, 2018|

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What’s My Line? was an Emmy-winning game show which originally ran in the United States on the CBS television network from 1950 to 1967. […]