Greatest Offensive Third Basemen

John McGraw

The following is Part 2 in our series on the greatest third basemen of all time. This post will rank the top offensive third basemen.   #15 (tie-2): Judy Johnson was an All-Star level player on offense and defense. He anchored several championship teams in the Negro Leagues, such as the Hilldale Daisies and the […]

Most Consecutive Games With An Extra Base Hit

Paul Waner

The great Paul Waner, star right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Atlanta Braves’ Chipper Jones share one of the toughest-to-achieve records in baseball history. They each hold Major League baseball’s record for most consecutive games with an extra base hit… 14 games. Waner set the mark in 1927. Jones equaled the rare feat […]

Top OPS For Switch Hitters

Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle has the top 4 seasons ever, as a switch hitter, for On-Base plus Slugging percentage (OPS), with a record 1.177 in 1957. Chipper Jones has the 5th best such season with 1.074, in 1999. Interestingly, only George Davis (1893, 1894) and Tom McCreery (1896) make the Top Thirty list from the 19th century. […]

Greatest Third Basemen Of All Time

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The following is a Three Part presentation on the Greatest Third Basemen of All Time (be sure to scroll down for photos). Part One will list the top-rated players in reverse order by Total Player Rating; Part Two will highlight the offense, and Part Three will cover the best defensive players. “A guy who strikes […]

The Greatest Players: Total Offense #1 through #45

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This post ranks the 45 greatest players in the history of baseball based on their offensive performance. Forty of the players are described in previous posts covering Total Player Ratings; here, here, here and here. Five players not mentioned in those posts are described in further detail below.   #44 (two players are tied) Roger […]

History of Baseball: Greatest Players of All-Time Series (40-53)

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The following post is part of an ongoing series taken from Paul Gillespie’s book, ALL-TIME GREATS OF BASEBALL: My Top Picks At Each Position. These lists include the greatest offensive and defensive players in the history of baseball, extracted from a database Paul developed for the lifetime composite ratings and skill sets of players from […]

Cardinals Win World Series 2011: Freese MVP

World Series 2011 MVP David Freese recorded hits in 8 of the final 9 regular-season games, setting the table for his phenomenal postseason performance.

The St. Louis Cardinals are the World Series 2011 Champions. And, the kid who grew up in St. Louis rooting for the Redbirds was named MVP of the Series. David Freese capped off the MLB championships by knocking in 2 more runs (for a MLB record of  21 postseason RBIs) to help the Cards defeat […]

World Series 2011 Game One: Cards Outlast Rangers

Chris Carpenter was the first Cardinal to win 20 games since Matt Morris in 2001.

On Wednesday, October 19th, one of the most anticipated match-ups of the MLB championships kicked off, game one of the World Series 2011. The St. Louis Cardinals prevailed 3-2 over the Texas Rangers baseball club at Busch Stadium. As advertised, the game was close–well-pitched– and both defenses played better than expected. C. J. Wilson, the […]

Best of Baseball… Coming Soon!

Cy Young in 1902. At the time, Boston's AL club was known as the Americans.

Following the baseball playoffs, FROM DEEP RIGHT FIELD will be running a series based on my book, ALL-TIME GREATS OF BASEBALL: My Top Picks At Each Position. The book is distributed by ULTIMATE BASEBALL THE GAME (UBTG). UBTG is an exciting strategy baseball board game that fans everywhere will no doubt love to play. This […]