Tag Archives: MLB

  • This Day In Sports History (December 11th) — Joe DiMaggio Retires

    This Day In Sports History (December 11th) — Joe DiMaggio Retires

    It was on this day in 1951 that Joe DiMaggio announced his retirement from baseball.  The “Yankee Clipper” was 37-years-old when he made the announcement. DiMaggio played all 13 years of his prolific career with the New York Yankees (1936–1942, 1946–1951).  He would make the All-Star game during each of those seasons, and he won […]

  • 25 Biggest Athlete Retirements of 2013

    25 Biggest Athlete Retirements of 2013

    Just about every year we see at least one or two superstar athletes call it a career. There will be some speculation, they will call a press conference, they will announce their retirement and thank the fans and their organization, and then people in the media will write some nice stories about them. This year, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 10th) — C.C. Sabathia

    This Day In Sports History (December 10th) — C.C. Sabathia

    It was on this day in 2008 that the New York Yankees signed free agent starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia to a seven-year, $161 million contract.  This remains the largest contract ever signed by a pitcher in Major League Baseball history. The Yankees got exactly what they paid for in Sabathia’s first year, as he was […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 27th) — Fred Lynn

    This Day In Sports History (November 27th) — Fred Lynn

    It was on this day in 1975 that Red Sox center fielder Fred Lynn won the AL MVP award.  In doing so, he became the first rookie in Major League history to earn MVP and Rookie of the Year honors in the same season. Lynn’s rookie year was one of the most impressive seasons of […]

  • Mariano Rivera x New Era Limited Edition Cap

    Mariano Rivera x New Era Limited Edition Cap

    To help honor the career of the greatest closing pitcher that baseball has ever seen, New Era has created a limited edition 59FIFTY Fitted Cap, called “the Mariano Rivera Exclusive.”  It features commemorative patches, a list of Mariano’s records, and the number “42″ embroidered on the back. Unfortunately for those interested in getting their hands on […]

  • 13 Least Thankful People in Sports Right Now

    13 Least Thankful People in Sports Right Now

    Thanksgiving is coming up this week, and you know what that means: we have the watch the Dallas Cowboys play the Oakland Raiders. No, I’m totally just kidding! Well, not about the Cowboys-Raiders part. That really is happening. But I’m kidding when I say that’s all Thanksgiving means. Obviously, Thanksgiving really means pausing from the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 15th) — Kirk Gibson

    This Day In Sports History (November 15th) — Kirk Gibson

    It was on this day in 1988 that Kirk Gibson was named the National League’s Most Valuable Player of the regular season.  Gibson beat out Darryl Strawberry in the voting to capture the only MVP award of his career. Kirk Gibson did not possess the power numbers of a typical Most Valuable Player, as he […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 11th) — Roy Halladay

    This Day In Sports History (November 11th) — Roy Halladay

    It was on this day in 2003 that Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Roy Halladay was named the American League Cy Young award winner.  Halladay was the run-away choice, as he finished with 26 out of a possible 28 first place votes. Roy Halladay led the Major Leagues in several statistical categories including wins (22), […]

  • 9 Most Insufferable Things About “Red Sox Nation”

    9 Most Insufferable Things About “Red Sox Nation”

    It’s safe to say that there’s no fan base that comes close to getting the attention of (and making as much noise as) Red Sox Nation. It’s like if Packers fans won the lottery, moved to Miami, and got a reality show. And the recent championship for Boston means that these guys aren’t going anywhere […]