J.A. Happ Announces Retirement

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Veteran pitcher J.A. Happ has announced his retirement from Major League Baseball. A longtime journeyman southpaw, he most recently pitched for the Minnesota Twins and St. Louis Cardinals in 2021. The announcement came during Happ’s May 26 appearance on the Heart Strong Podcast with Jessica Lindberg. However, it was not widely reported until Tuesday. Over […] READ MORE


New York Yankees All-Time Team

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It isn’t hard to create a lineup filled with the greatest players to ever play for the New York Yankees. Perhaps the hardest part of it all would be constructing this lineup to fulfill everyone’s egos and desires. All in all, it would be arguably the deepest and most talented lineup in history. This is […] READ MORE


Triple Crown of Pitching: Kershaw and Verlander Make History in 2011

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Winning the Triple Crown of Pitching is an incredible accomplishment. Many pitchers have stood out among the rest of their peers to lead their league in statistical categories. However, nothing was more impressive than the two pitchers who won it in 2011; Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander. Kershaw and Verlander throw with different hands have spent […] READ MORE


Biggest Surprises within MLB Award Finalists

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The 2021 awards season is upon us. The three finalists for each of the four major awards in each league were announced Monday evening. As usual, there are quite a few surprises within the 24 MLB award finalists. One thing that fans should be reminded of is that award voting by the BBWAA takes place […] READ MORE


Shane Bieber and Trevor Bauer Win Cy Young Awards

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MLB has announced the winners of the 2020 Cy Young Awards. The awards are given to two of baseball’s most outstanding hurlers. The writers unanimously chose Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians over Hyun Jin Ryu and Kenta Maeda for the AL award. They selected Trevor Bauer of the Cincinatti Reds, who defeated Yu Darvish […] READ MORE


Cy Young Award Finalists Announced

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The finalists for the Cy Young Award were announced on Monday. The BBWAA has chosen the top three pitchers from both the AL and the NL, but only one from each league will be be awarded the Cy Young for 2019. Here are the finalists. National League Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets is […] READ MORE



Matthew Boyd: Detroit Tigers’ Cy Young Candidate

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Matthew Boyd versus the Los Angeles Angels Matthew Boyd threw another gem in Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Boyd pitched six innings, giving up one earned run on a solo home run in the first inning. He struck out six and walked none on the night. He allowed only three hits and struck […] READ MORE


A Deeper Look at the Cy Young Season of Jacob deGrom

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While the New York Mets struggle to put some wins together this season, Jacob deGrom is having one of the best seasons he’s ever had since making his major league debut back in 2014. The 30-year old, who transitioned from shortstop to the mound during his time at Stetson University, has had quite the big […] READ MORE


MLB Midseason Awards: Writers’ Picks

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The 2017 baseball season has reached the half way point and discussion on who will walk away with individual hardware has already begun. Thirteen of the baseball minds here at Last Word on Baseball came together and voted for the players we feel deserve MVP, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, and Manager of the […] READ MORE