Originally Posted by NewEnglandAmazins
In my opinion the Golden Age of Parity is nestled between the expansion years of 1977 and 1993. During those fifteen seasons Major League Baseball had twenty-six teams and half the league won the World Series. The first ten seasons of this era saw ten different teams crowned champion, unprecedented and has yet to be seen again. Only the Dodgers and Twins had multiple titles, two apiece and no team repeated. All but three teams made the post-season in this era, the Indians, Mariners and Rangers.
Jair Jurrjens once again finds himself on the DL as we begin the 2011 season.
I am excited to see how LHP Mike Minor will do in his absence. Righty starter Brandon Beachy pitched well today against Milwaukee. Beachy beat out Minor this spring for the 5th spot in the rotation. They both pitched well in late season call ups last year and both put up excellent numbers in the minors. With an all Righty rotation, in my opinion, it would be great to see Minor have success as a Lefty. If
1937 AL All-Stars; July 7, 1937, Griffith Stadium---BB Reference 1937 All-Star G.
The AL beat the NL, 8-3. Each side got 13 hits. Lefty Gomez got the win, over Dizzy Dean/Carl Hubbell.
Game in which Dizzy Dean suffered a broken toe, off the bat of Earl Averill, leading to his career demise.
How to increase confidence in 20 min
Confidence. Just say that word in your head. What does it mean to you? For me it means believing that I am able to perform up to my expectations toward the task at hand. Now for baseball, confidence is as valuable as gold....no forget gold. Its as valuable as a diamond because in the beginning, for a lot of players, our confidence is about as shiny as black coal. It takes a lot of refinement for the coal to turn into diamonds. The other reason
Updated 08-21-2010 at 10:25 PM by Mark Brooks
21-30: Players of the quality of the better veterans’ committee selections. The numerical argument is frequently harder to see. Again, all are in the Hall of Merit.
• John Beckwith-3B/SS (1918-38) (WAR) (#31 HOP) (HoM 1957-18th) – Great Negro League hitter and successful manager.
• Charlie Bennett-C (1878-93) (37.7 WAR) (#32 HOP) (HoM 1921-23rd) – Most durable catcher of his day and a much better hitter than the average backstop. OPS+ of 142 1881-88. Much beloved in Detroit where