Ignore Moe Berg’s lifetime .243 average, and his woeful on-base percentage of .278. Forget the fact that he played nearly all of his days behind the plate, at a position which is almost universally unappreciated. Setting aside the fact that he was a third stringer, a distant backup used mainly for his defensive prowess.
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Babe Ruth played his baseball career with three teams, The Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and the Boston Braves. But he’s most famous for playing in New York where his antics were legendary. The Yankees depended on Ruth to help carry the load and when he was injured it messed the team up in [...] [...more]
The World Series as we know it has always been a seven-game series but that wasn’t always the case. The first format of the World Series was two teams playing in an 8-game winner takes all series. The first series to go 8-games was during the first ever World Series between the Boston Red Sox [...] [...more]
The New York Yankees have always been known for their hitting and pitching. With legendary and Hall of Fame players like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Reggie Jackson, Alex Rodriguez, Whitey Ford, Bob Turley, Ron Guidry, Roger Clemens and Mariano Rivera, important baseball records, like the number of stolen bases are often [...] [...more]
Everyone who’s ever watched more than four baseball games in their life has probably heard mention of Babe Ruth. Indeed, people who don’t care a whit for the sport know the name of the jovial, carefree slugger. Images of the Bambino, draped in Yankee pinstripes, have become an iconic part of our cultural memory.
And while [...] [...more]