AL MVP 2011: Justin Verlander

In 2011, Verlander became the first Tiger since Bill Gullickson in 1991 to win 20 games, and the first big leaguer since Curt Schilling (2002) to reach 20 wins before the end of August.

Well, here we go again. The argument for infinity. Is it legitimate to award a pitcher the Most Valuable Player trophy, particularly the AL MVP 2011? There are as many arguments for–as against–this premise. Monday, November 21st, 2011, saw the best pitcher on the planet, the Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander, win the AL MVP Award, […]

World Series 2011 Game Five: Napoli-onic

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On Monday, October 24th, the World Series 2011 offered up a scintillating pitching match-up, a repeat of game 1. The 2 aces of their respective staffs, Chris Carpenter for the St. Louis Cardinals and C. J. Wilson for the Texas Rangers baseball club hooked up for what promised to be a nail-biter! Neither pitcher disappointed. […]

World Series 2011: Did You Know…

Since the World Series era began in 1903, only Craig and Dusty Rhodes of the '54 New York Giants, have RBI'd in three consecutive postseason games as pinch-hitters.

If the first 2 games are any indication, we are in for a lot of excitement in the World Series 2011! Did you know that Allen Craig for the Cardinals is the first player to have a pair of pinch-hit RBIs in the same World Series since the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Jay Johnstone in 1981? […]

World Series 2011 Game Two: Forever Young

Ian Kinsler (pictured above) steals second in Game 2. Oddly similar to the 1975 World Series, Dave Concepcion (Cincinatti Reds, then managed by Sparky Anderson) stole second and scored on a 3-2 game-winning double by Ken Griffey which tied the seies at a game apiece.

On Thursday, October 20th, the World Series 2011 saw game 2 unfold at Busch Stadium. The weather was cold and so were the vaunted offenses of both teams. However, the Texas Rangers baseball club, faced with going back to Arlington down 2 games to none, rallied in the ninth inning to win a classic, 2-1. […]

World Series 2011 (Preview): The Greatest Show on Earth

Future Hall Of Famer, Tony LaRussa

On Wednesday, October 19th, the World Series 2011 commences. This is sports’ most important event. Each year, the two best performing teams meet to determine the best of the MLB championships. There is the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby, the Indy 500, even soccer’s World Cup, and many other superb sports championships. Still, there is […]

World Series 2011: National League Bias?

Bud Selig

On Wednesday, October 19th, the World Series 2011 will commence in the National League’s home park… because the NL won the 2011 All-Star game. This state of affairs has existed since the 2003 post-season. Prior to that time, the MLB championships, referred to for over 100 years as the World Series, used an alternating system […]

MLB Championships: Rangers Cruze!

On Saturday, October 15th, the Rangers did what no team had done in a decade (NY Yankees) — they repeated as American League champions. They rode the record-breaking bats of Nelson Cruz and Michael Young to a resounding 15-5 thrashing of the Detroit Tigers. The 4 games to 2 series victory never really seemed in […]