Ben’s Baseball Alphabet: Iron Man

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An Iron Man may come in various forms. They may be in the form of a boxer like Iron Man Mike Tyson. Or they may come in the guise of a superhero in a gadget-filled suit. Another kind of an Iron Man is that of the baseball player. And that is why I Is for […] 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


Ten Greatest Comebacks in MLB History: #8

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Comebacks very often aid the improbable, if not impossible. For instance, a team that is on the downhill and going there rapidly can be given a boost through these events. Not only that, but comebacks can also revitalize fanbases. Cheering crowds are normal to those teams destined for, not just the postseason, but success therein […] READ MORE


100-Win Seasons: A Momentum Theory, Part One

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One of the truly great marks in the game of baseball is the 100-win milestone. If in a single season, one team manages to emerge victorious 100 times, it’s something that is truly outstanding…yet also something that is somewhat trivial. A team makes the playoffs and that seems to be the end. They celebrate, pouring […] READ MORE


Derek Jeter’s Road to Cooperstown

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Derek Jeter Early Career Derek Jeter had mixed scouting reports coming out of High School. Legend has it that some scouts, while acknowledging his talents, believed the young shortstop from Kalamazoo, MI, to be too scrawny for Major League Baseball. The New York Yankees decided to take a chance and drafted Derek Jeter as the […] READ MORE


Joe DiMaggio Symbolizes Baseball Change

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83 years ago Friday, a young superstar-to-be made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees. Joe DiMaggio broke onto the scene showcasing the pure hitting ability and graceful outfield play that would immortalize him as one of the greatest to ever step on a baseball field. Over eight decades after his first game, DiMiaggio […] READ MORE


Cody Bellinger Emphasizes Difficulty of Breaking Baseball Records

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Cody Bellinger set a Major League Baseball record for the most RBI, 37, before May 1st during a Monday night game against the San Francisco Giants. He has had quite the historic first month, with a seemingly fictitious .434/.508/.906 slash line. His 14 home runs as of April 30th also tie a baseball record for the […] READ MORE


New York Yankees Top Five All-Time WAR Leaders

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No team is baseball can match many of the New York Yankees’ all-time records. Their 27 World Series championships easily double the next best team (St. Louis Cardinals with 11). The “Evil Empire” is the most popular and polarizing team in MLB. New York has also been home to some of the very best athletes […] READ MORE


Inclusion of Women in Baseball Feels Slow

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“The future ain’t what it used to be.” – Yogi Berra While it was encouraging to see my hometown Oakland A’s lead the league in 2015 by hiring the first female MLB coach in Justine Siegal (guest instructor for the Arizona Fall League) and, more recently, hire their first female scouting coordinator in Haley Alvarez, progress […] READ MORE