My name is Ed Blake, Jr. and I was a pitcher for the Miami Orioles on the 1971 team that won the Florida State League Championship. My record was 10 wins and 5 losses and I led the league that year in earned run average. The following 2 years I played for the Asheville Orioles, which was the AA affiliate for the Baltimore Orioles in the Southern League. Cal Ripkin, Sr. was the manager and his sons, Cal, Jr. and Billy, were the batboys.
Woody Smith was the manager of the 1971 Baby
Major League Baseball is a pretty exciting sport to watch. But I have some ideas for changes that might help make the game even better.
1. Expand to 32 teams and realign to 4 divisions of 4 teams in each league.
This is covered more in detail here: http://baseball-fever.com/showpost.p...78&postcount=1
Colorado would be the first NL team to be asked if they want to move to the AL, and if they say nah, Arizona would be asked. In addition, the two expansion
When you first read the title of this blog entry, you probably either thought me insane or merely that I made a typo. Don't sell your Bonds cards? Dalkowski, are you a a beer can short of a six pack? No, I'm not. And the value of Barry Bonds cards going into freefall is exactly why you should hang onto them (if you missed the boat in 2001, anyway).
About a week ago, a friend of mine sold a 1986 Topps Traded Tiffany Barry Bonds XRC for $25 on eBay. Go there now and you're lucky if
Most who know me here know that I am a HUGE Bob Caruthers supporter and believe that he should be in the HOF..
Here is a little bio on him:
Caruthers enjoyed remarkable success from the beginning of his career. In his first six full seasons, the diminutive right-hander pitched for five pennant-winning teams, including three straight with the St. Louis Browns of the American Association. He won 218 games before a sore arm ended his pitching career, but his heavy bat
Fixing the Hall of Fame – Part 4: Building Consensus
By Daniel Greenia
Part 4a – Renewed Eligibility for 20-Year Retirees / A Ballot
Continual research into history leads to an evolving understanding of past events. The same is certainly true for baseball history. The statistical and historical knowledge are ever expanding. Our understanding of players’ quality, and their standing among the greats, advances a great deal in twenty years. This being