New York Yankees to be Part of Staten Island Atlantic League Team Investor Group

Recently, you could read here about the likelihood of a Staten Island team joining the Atlantic League in 2022. Slowly more becomes clear about the new owner group. One of the partial owners will make your jaw drop. Richmond County Bank Ballpark, future home of the new Staten Island team in the Atlantic League According …

Baseball Shorts: The Longest Perfect Relief Outing

Normally, relief outings last only a few innings with one exception: When a long man is brought in. In that case, a starting pitcher that didn't make the rotation, is sent to the mound because the actual starter's stuff isn't working. 114 years ago, something similar happened with a notable feat that the game ended …

Today in Baseball: Some DH Firsts

Today, 48 years ago, the designated hitter made its first appearance in the American League. On this day, there were some firsts regarding this newly created "position."On the Opening Day game in Boston between the Red Sox and the Yankees, Ron Bloomberg of the Yankees is the first designated hitter in the AL. In the …

Baseball Related Songs: “Kingdome” by Lenny Randle

In today's episode of "Baseball Related Songs," we pay attention to a real funky disco stomper. How much baseball related do you want it? A song about a ballpark sung by a former MLB player. The guy was literally a journeyman who became famous thanks to one special play he made at the Kingdome in …

MLB cuts ties between Minnesota Twins and Rochester Red Wings

The minor league landscape is slowly changing. After the agreement between MLB and MiLB expired, MLB has taken controle and it shows. The other day, the Yankees announced to adopt two new MiLB franchises, leaving their former farm teams in Staten Island , Charleston and Trenton behind. Now it is the turn for the Minnesota …

Changes in Minor Leagues starting to show at club level

Recently you could read here about the upcoming changes of the Minor League landscape. Those changes are starting to show at the club levels as well. The New York Yankees informed their AA and A-Short Season teams they will move elsewhere. But no official announcement about the new affiliations whatsoever. The team that played under …

Baseball Shorts: World Series in Same Stadium

The 2020 World Series are played at Globe Life Field, the home ballpark of the Texas Rangers. With the Series played in the same ballpark, the 2020 World Series is the fourth of which all games are played in the same stadium. The very first World Series that was played in the same stadium was the …

Today in Baseball: Catching fly balls with a Tuba

Today in 1964, a player that would not reach the Hall of Fame because of his splendid playing career, used a musical instrument to catch some fly balls during batting practice. This ball payer would be voted into the Hall of Fame because of his broadcasting career with the Milwaukee Brewers.  This should ring a …

Today in Baseball: Yankees keep Gehrig’s streak intact

Today 86 years ago, Yankees' first baseman Lou Gehrig wasn't really able to play due to what was then believed to be lumbago. Still, he was put on the lineup card to keep his streak alive. As Lou Gehrig was hit by "lumbago" the previous day, he wasn't able to play first base the following …

Today in Baseball: Babe Ruth hits final Home run of his Career

Today, Babe Ruth hit a mammoth home run that clears the roof of Forbes Field. It would be the Great Bambino's final (714th) home run of his career, only to be broken by Hank Aaron 39 years later. During the game vs the Pittsburgh Pirates, Ruth hit three dingers and a single. Nevertheless, the Boston …

Today in Baseball: Lou Gehrig plays his final game

Today eighty-one years ago, Lou Gehrig played the final game of his career. The ailing first baseman of the New York Yankees went 0-4. The Iron Horse had a sub-par season until now as he only managed to collect four hits. Two days later, a day after a day off, Gehrig took himself out of …

Today in Baseball: Yankee Stadium opens its doors

Today, 97 years ago, the first official game was played at Yankee Stadium. The Boston Red Sox were beaten 4-1 thanks to a home run by Babe Ruth. After John McGraw of the New York Giants made clear he didn't want to Yankees to return to the Polo Grounds after the 1922 season, the Yankees …

Baseball Shorts: The Oakland Athletics and their (White) Elephant

As a baseball fan, you will know the Oakland Athletics sport an elephant as their alternate logo on the sleeves of their jerseys. But where does it come from? Read on and you will learn. Since time immemorial, the Athletics ball club sport a (white) elephant as their (alternate) logo. But what is the link …

Sign-stealing scandal cesspit is getting bigger by the day

Yesterday José Altuve and Alex Bregman made their apologies to the baseball world for their role in the Astros' sign-stealing scandal. Also, Astros owner, Jim Crane made a statement. In both cases, fans must have raised their eyebrows. A local Los Angeles news station, KTLA 5, broadcasted the Astros' press conference and labeled José Altuve …