Rube Waddell: The First American League Ace

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In the early part of the 20th century, baseball fans came out in droves to watch “Rube strike ’em out!” Yes, Rube Waddell was the new American League’s star pitcher. He was a flame-throwing strikeout ace–and he was really something to see. Before some games, he would paint, on the sidewalks and streets, “Come watch […]

Addie Joss: Standard of Excellence

Joss' career record of a 0.97 WHIP (walks plus hits per innings pitched) is the best in baseball history.

Addie Joss starred for the American League’s Cleveland franchise in the earlier part of the 20th century (1902-1910). Cleveland’s team name eventually became the Indians, and featured great players such as second baseman Nap Lajoie, left fielder “Shoeless Joe” Jackson and center fielder Tris Speaker. At about the dawn of the 1900s, a young man […]

The DH Blues

Connie Mack was manager of the Milwaukee Brewers and the Philadelphia Athletics, and president of the Athletics. He helped establish the American League.

Today, Wednesday October 19th, begins the greatest show in all sports, the World Series 2011. The MLB championships culminate with the National League’s St. Louis Cardinals hosting the American League’s Texas Rangers baseball club. Once again, this event brings up the controversy of the Designated Hitter. Remember, this is the position created to bat in […]