Tag Archives: baseball

  • This Day In Sports History (April 29th) — Roger Clemens

    This Day In Sports History (April 29th) — Roger Clemens

    It was on this day in 1986 that Roger Clemens became the first pitcher in MLB history to strikeout 20 batters in a nine inning major league game.  Clemens accomplished the feat against the Seattle Mariners in a game played at Fenway Park. Clemens would achieve this mark in only his third full season, at […]

  • Emotional Brewers Fan Cries After Meeting Carlos Gomez (Video)

    Emotional Brewers Fan Cries After Meeting Carlos Gomez (Video)

    If you’re not a hardcore Milwaukee Brewers fan, you might be unaware that Sunday was Carlos Gomez Appreciation Day. That’s when the team honored one of their most beloved players by presenting fans with gold Carlos Gomez bobbleheads.  But one lucky fan in particular got to meet her favorite player in the flesh, and she […]

  • Brewers’ Jean Segura Struck in the Head by Ryan Braun’s Bat (Video)

    Brewers’ Jean Segura Struck in the Head by Ryan Braun’s Bat (Video)

    Baseball is a game full of potential hazards, from stray foul balls to collisions with walls and other players. At Saturday night’s match-up between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs, Brewers shortstop Jean Segura witnessed another hazard: A teammate’s poorly timed practice swing. In the Brewers dugout, Ryan Braun was haphazardly swinging his bat […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 25th) — Phillie Phanatic

    This Day In Sports History (April 25th) — Phillie Phanatic

    It was on this day in 1978 that the Phillie Phanatic made his first ever appearance as the official mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies. The idea for the Phillie Phanatic was created by Dennis Lehman in 1977, as he felt the team needed to abandon “Philadelphia Phil” and “Philadelphia Phillis”, and replace them with a […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 23rd) — New York Mets

    This Day In Sports History (April 23rd) — New York Mets

    It was on this day in 1962 that the New York Mets earned their first franchise win.  After losing the first nine games of the season, the Mets would finally get their first win by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 in a game played at Forbes Field. The 1962 New York Mets were one of […]

  • Mike Napoli Mangles His Finger on Head-First Slide into Second (GIF + Pic)

    Mike Napoli Mangles His Finger on Head-First Slide into Second (GIF + Pic)

    Last week, Los Angeles Angels superstar Josh Hamilton taught us all a very important lesson about sliding into a base head-first, and that lesson was don’t do it. Hamilton tore a ligament in his left thumb while sliding head-first, and now the Halos will be without their $17 million left fielder for 4-6 weeks. Unfortunately […]