Upon hearing of the death of Scott Sanderson, I thought of this photo I took in June 1991 at Fenway Park. He went six innings, allowing one run to get the win (5-1, Yankees). About a week later, he was named to his only All-Star team. It was my first game at Fenway. The seats (second row here behind the… View Post
When Tom Brady threw his first touchdown pass against the Raiders in a game in November 2017, CBS put up a graphic showing that he’s connected for a score in three countries: the United States, England and Mexico, where Oakland and New England were playing. That prompted this research.
Two of the last three World Series have featured a pair of original franchises from the American and National leagues. When the Indians and Cubs met in 2016 (their first World Series pairing), it featured two teams that have played in the same cities since their inceptions (not to mention the two longest title droughts at the time). And this… View Post
I was once at a gathering of a chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research where we were asked to introduce ourselves and say what player we were fans of growing up. Becoming a Mets fan in the mid-80s, I was taken by the graceful, looping swing and the power — not to mention the name — of Darryl… View Post
It started out so promising. The high draft pick, the lofty prospect status, the build of a pitcher with a powerful right arm. There were comparisons to Tom Seaver, and at three inches taller and 20 pounds heavier, maybe there was some resemblance. Things looked great those first two seasons for Matt Harvey. The 12-10 record could’ve been better, as… View Post