Tag Archives: MLB

  • This Day In Sports History (September 11th) — Pete Rose

    This Day In Sports History (September 11th) — Pete Rose

    It was on this day in 1985 that Pete Rose recorded the 4,192nd hit of his Major League career, passing Ty Cobb for the all-time lead. One night after going hitless, Rose would get his record-breaking hit, as he recorded a single to left-center-field off San Diego pitcher Eric Snow in his first at bat […]

  • Chris Davis Pulls His Own Version of the Hidden Ball Trick (Video)

    Chris Davis Pulls His Own Version of the Hidden Ball Trick (Video)

    Whenever Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis has come to the plate this season, balls have ended up all over the place—right field, left field, center field, bleachers, upper deck. You name the spot and he’s probably put a ball there, because that’s what happens when you hit 49 home runs. However, on Monday night, Davis […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 6th) – Cal Ripken Jr.

    This Day In Sports History (September 6th) – Cal Ripken Jr.

     It was on this day in 1995 that Cal Ripken Jr. played in his 2,131st consecutive game, setting a new Major League record.  Ripken eclipsed the mark that was previously held by Lou Gehrig. After the Angels’ half of the fifth inning, the game was considered official and Cal had broken the record.  He did […]

  • Canadian Baseball Fans Are Pretty Awesome (Video)

    Canadian Baseball Fans Are Pretty Awesome (Video)

    You can take the boy out of Canada, but you can’t take Canada out of the boy. Such is the lesson Fox Sports Arizona reporter Jody Jackson learned last night. During the interleague game between the Diamondbacks and Toronto Blue Jays at Chase Field, someone in the Fox Sports production room noticed four guys dressed […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 3rd) — Bobby Thigpen

    This Day In Sports History (September 3rd) — Bobby Thigpen

    It was on this day in 1990 that Chicago White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen set the record for most saves in a single season.  Thigpen recorded his 47th save of the season to pass Dave Righetti’s old record of 46. In the two years prior to breaking the record (1988, 1989) Thigpen showed a lot […]

  • Camera Flash on Cell Phone Delays Major League Baseball Game (Video)

    Camera Flash on Cell Phone Delays Major League Baseball Game (Video)

    Smartphones can do so many amazing things. They can send emails and texts, take videos and pictures, and provide access to the unlimited information out there on the internet. Oh, and apparently they can also delay a Major League Baseball game. Last night in Tampa, during the game between the Rays and Angels of Greater […]

  • Here’s C.J. Wilson Tripping and Falling on His Way To The Mound (Video)

    Here’s C.J. Wilson Tripping and Falling on His Way To The Mound (Video)

    It’s funny how things work sometimes. Just yesterday, in our post about Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval doing the Panda Shuffle, we talked about the strange quirks and rituals in which some baseball players partake. And one of the ones specifically mentioned was the tradition of pitchers jumping over the first and third base lines. […]

  • The 14 Retirement Gifts Given to Mariano Rivera…So Far

    The 14 Retirement Gifts Given to Mariano Rivera…So Far

    When most people retire after a long successful career, their employers and coworkers get them something kind of lame, like a plaque, or an engraved beer stein from Things Remembered. If you are a very famous and successful Major League Baseball player, however, there’s a little more fanfare. You don’t just get a little token […]