Tag Archives: MLB

  • This Day In Sports History (August 17th) – Lou Gehrig

    This Day In Sports History (August 17th) – Lou Gehrig

    It was on this day in 1933 that Lou Gehrig played in his 1,308th consecutive game.  Gehrig surpassed the mark set by shortstop Everett Scott, who established the record in 1925. There were a few instances during the streak where Gehrig came awfully close to missing a game.  In 1933, Lou was struck in the […]

  • Fan Dies of a Heart Attack at Blue Jays Game

    Fan Dies of a Heart Attack at Blue Jays Game

    If there’s any good that can come from a tragic and untimely death, it’s that one family’s loss can remind the rest of us to keep things in perspective. Sports are a lot of fun. They help us take our minds off real life for a while, and that is invaluable. However, there is a […]

  • Torii Hunter KO’s Umpire During Play At The Plate (Video)

    Torii Hunter KO’s Umpire During Play At The Plate (Video)

    This year hasn’t been a kind one for baseball umpires.  Thus far they’ve had to absorb abuse from a variety of different individuals in a variety of different manners, from being hit with bats, helmets and balls, to withstanding the intense verbal abuse of an angry coach. And now we have another form of abuse […]

  • Rajai Davis Climbs The Wall To Rob Casey McGehee Of A Home Run (Video)

    Rajai Davis Climbs The Wall To Rob Casey McGehee Of A Home Run (Video)

    During yesterday’s game between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays, Yanks third baseman Casey McGehee hit a towering fly ball that soared approximately 370 feet through the air in left field at the Rogers Center.  Usually that would be enough to earn McGehee a trip around the bases, but on this occasion […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 10th) – Billy Martin

    This Day In Sports History (August 10th) – Billy Martin

    It was on this day in 1986 that the New York Yankees retired the #1 formerly worn by Billy Martin.  Martin also had a plaque dedicated to him at Monument Park in Yankee Stadium. Billy Martin spent his first eight years as a player playing second base for the Yankees.  After being traded to Kansas […]

  • Jeff Francoeur Snatches Popcorn From A Fan (Video)

    Jeff Francoeur Snatches Popcorn From A Fan (Video)

    Chasing fly balls around the outfield is enough to make anyone hungry, including Kansas City Royals’ right-fielder, Jeff Francoeur. The man they call “Frenchy” has been building his reputation as a fan favorite not only in Kansas City, but around the entire MLB this season.  It started in Oakland, when Francoeur sponsored the A’s fans’ […]

  • This Enthusiastic Fan Doesn’t Care How Bad The Astros Are (Video)

    This Enthusiastic Fan Doesn’t Care How Bad The Astros Are (Video)

    Nobody has fewer wins over the last two Major League Baseball seasons than the Houston Astros. Last year they finished 56-106 (worst in baseball), and so far this year they are 36-75 (worst in baseball). As a consequence, the team has gone into hardcore rebuilding mode and sold off every single player with any value. […]