- Little League Home Runs in MLB History, Part III
home runs. So, big public thank yous are due to Mike Emeigh and Dan Hirsch, who ran the original queries; and Tom Ruane and David W. Smith, both of Retrosheet and both of whom ran the updated queries
- Little League Home Runs in MLB History, Part I
- Little League Home Runs in MLB History, Part II
- Chuck Knoblauch Is Here to Help
If hot success eludes you, then baseball sort-of great Chuck Knoblauch is here to help. How exactly? This is how, exactly:
I have no idea whether the purchase of the above bit of Textile-Based
- Skyrocket Smith
The Rocket's glare. That's him at top left.
Today is the 145th birthday of Skyrocket Smith, first baseman for the 1888 Louisville Colonels, and namesake of my next-born child. These Colonels
- Not a Chuck Close Painting of Tim Lincecum
Because noted American painter Chuck Close has never done a portrait of San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum, the image embedded here is by definition not an actual Chuck Close portrait
- The Fall of the House of Smith
a light upon a matter of EVEN GREATER URGENCY, as well as acute personal interest. I write of the Fall of the House of Smith.
Remember the halcyon days of the late eighties? (Unsettlingly, some
- Dreamweaving the Draft
They'll be hoping for production that looks like: One of the Indians' own -- Chuck Finley, with a little better command. No easy comparison with this profile.
6. Barret Loux, RHP, Arizona
- First Round History: Shortstops
Chipper Jones 83.2 HS
Derek Jeter 69.5 HS
Nomar Garciaparra 43.1 U
Chuck Knoblauch 42.7 U
Brian Roberts 27.5 U
- The Next First Round Shortstops
entering the organization. In 22 years, we have, I think, eight players that I think will go down as elite draft picks: Alex Rodriguez, Chipper Jones, Derek Jeter, Nomar Garciaparra, Chuck Knoblauch
- Cool vs. Lame, Part Two
Hitters of the Past 20 Years*
* I.e., with careers ending after 1991.
Table 2: Most Underappreciated Pitchers of the Past 20 Years
So there it is. Brian Giles and Chuck Finley
- The Next Crop of $100 Million Players
Ben Nicholson-Smith is a staff member of MLBTradeRumors.com. This is the second in a series of guests posts he will be writing for FanGraphs, which will appear on Mondays.
It won’t surprise anyone
- Why Abraham Lincoln Is on My Hall of Fame Ballot
swoop, by his magnificent Proclamation? What of the countless scholars who have rated him, over the years, as the greatest of American Presidents? Were they equally deluded? Are we to chuck out
- The Overlooked Seth Smith
An apology is due here, and I'm sorry. I whiffed on Seth Smith in my American League outfield rankings, even though those are mostly for 5x5 formats. I nearly blanked on him in my home league as I
- Free Seth Smith
Yesterday, we talked about Troy Tulowitzki powering the Rockies resurgence in June. While he's the main reason, he's not the only cog in the Colorado offense having a good month. Seth Smith
- Seth Smith Heads West
. Just ask Vinny Castilla or Dante Bichette. Unfortunately for Seth Smith he’ll no longer have that luxury as he’s now a member of the Oakland A’s.
Transitioning from Coors’ Field to the Oakland
- Smith and Damon: Waiver Wire
With the fantasy playoffs nigh, here is a pair of outfielders who can help patch injury-induced holes in your lineup.
Seth Smith (Yahoo: 32 percent owned, ESPN: 53 percent owned)
- The Brewers, Will Smith, and a Breakthrough
, the Royals gave the Brewers Will Smith. It's a low-profile transaction, considerably lower-profile even than the earlier Dexter Fowler trade, but what makes the trade worth taking about are the signs
- Lee Smith and the Hall of Fame
Yes, I admit it. That's a pretty neutral headline. Doesn't tell you whether I think Lee Smith is worthy of the Hall of Fame.
Because I don't really know.
Smith appears to be more qualified than
- New Closer: Will Smith
With the departure of Francisco Rodriguez, the Milwaukee closer role is Will Smith’s to lose. Smith took big steps last season improving his K%, BB%, ERA (or FIP, if that’s more your cup of tea