If you are thinking about listing the greatest baseball players of all time, details here, what would be the criteria to make this decision? Most people would think statistics are at the top. Other people might consider each players special achievements as well as contributions to the game. Most likely most of the people you consider will be in the Hall of Fame. There is no doubt that Jackie Robinson deserves to be on the list. Aside from winning the Most Valuable Player award Robinson helped the Brooklyn Dodgers to win six National League pennants. The list certainly should include Lou Gehrig. He was nicknamed “The Iron Horse.” He played consecutively in 2130 game. He helped the New York Yankees to win six titles in 13 years. The list would not be complete without the name of Babe Ruth added. He played baseball beginning in 1914. His career ended in 1935. Ruth was an outfielder as well as a left-handed pitcher. He hit his first home run on April 18, 1923 in Yankee Stadium. Ruth was known as “The Sultan of Swat.” He was the first major hitter in baseball making him a celebrity. During his career he helped the Yankees to win seven AL pennants along with four World Series championships.
During the early part of the 20th Century, baseball players often placed cabbage leaves on top of their heads under their caps to stay cool. It was also the custom for players to leave their gloves on the field when their team was at-bat.
1968 is referred to as the “Year of the Pitcher.” Denny McLain won 31 games, Bob Gibson had an ERA of 1.12 and a total of 339 shutouts were pitched. Carl Yastzemski won the AL batting title with a .301 Read the rest of this entry »
Baseball can be a wonderful sport to watch, but it can be even more fun to play. If you love to play baseball yourself or have always wished that you had learned how at a younger age, you should certainly consider helping your child learn how to play baseball. You don’t have to be a professional baseball coach in order to do so, and you don’t even have to be good at baseball yourself. As long as you are Read the rest of this entry »
When summer finally arrives in all its warmth and glory, the fun of America’s favorite past time, baseball, immediately springs to mind. If you have a child who loves baseball, a baseball themed birthday party will definitely be a home run. Even an adult baseball lover will appreciate a birthday party themed around their favorite sport!
Baseball themed decorations, plates, balloons and favors can be found at most department stores or party stores. Why not go a bit further though? In nice weather, a baseball themed birthday party can include Read the rest of this entry »
Enjoying a baseball game with friends and family is an enjoyable experience. Many people of course enjoy peanuts and cracker jacks, as well as hot dogs and beer. But their are healthy alternatives to the typical snack had at a baseball game.
Though peanuts are not a bad place to start. But, making sure they are un-salted is a good step, as some peanuts come with too much salt, which can aggravate hypertension. An orange can be Read the rest of this entry »
Baseball has been and still is, America’s favorite past-time. Many people love nothing more than going to the ballpark and seeing their favorite team, taking it all in. Including batting practice and warm-ups, all the way to the last pitch.
Baseball has been around a long time in the United States. It has a lot of history rooted in it, and a lot of historical events centered around baseball. Many baseball players actually stopped playing baseball during WW2, to fight overseas. Read the rest of this entry »
A list of the most legendary players of all time has to include the following. Mickey Mantle captured the heart of a generation. He was the original “Mr. October”. Ted Williams’s career was interrupted by two wars; still he managed to post Hall of Fame numbers. Considered by many to be the greatest hitter of all time, he was the last player to hit over .400 for a season.
Nolan Ryan gained control of his fastball, ended up with the most strikeouts in history, and added seven no-hitters. Cy Young’s 511 career wins puts Read the rest of this entry »
If you are thinking about listing the greatest baseball players of all time, what would be the criteria to make this decision? Most people would think statistics are at the top. Other people might consider each players special achievements as well as contributions to the game. Most likely most of the people you consider will be in the Hall of Fame.
There is no doubt that Jackie Robinson deserves to be on the list. Aside from winning the Most Valuable Player award Robinson helped the Read the rest of this entry »