300 Wins: The Hand of Lady Luck

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When it comes to pitching, 300 wins is the equivalent to 500 home runs; or, at least, this is what a certain school of thought espouses. It is the gold standard, the pinnacle of what any pitcher can accomplish. Winning 300 games involves a lot of dedication and a lot of practice. It means showing […] READ MORE


Cincinnati Reds All-Time Tournament Team

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The Cincinnati Reds‘ all-time team is straightforward to pick. But, one of the biggest challenges was figuring out which position to place baseball’s all-time leading hitter. That particular player played more than 600 games as a Red all over the baseball field. Nevertheless, quite a few players were locks at certain positions. Most of the […] READ MORE


An All-Time Team Not In Cooperstown

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Normally, selecting members of an all-time team is somewhat simple. There are a gaggle of greats to choose from, and placing them within their various organizations takes some interesting effort. However, something that isn’t often spoken of is an all-time team for players outside of Cooperstown’s hallowed halls. Yes, this is something that was most […] READ MORE


Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto’s Resurgence

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The Cincinnati Reds franchise is one of storied history. Many superstars and legends have come and gone from the rosters of old. Names like Joe Morgan, Pete Rose, Barry Larkin and Ken Griffey Jr.. all come to mind. There is one superstar though who doesn’t seem to get a lot of attention though, and that […] READ MORE


Joe West Set to Break Umpiring Record

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MLB Umpire Joe West has been in the league since 1976. Since entering the league that year, West has umpired 5,375 games in his MLB career. On Tuesday, May 25th, Joe West will umpire his 5,376th career game. This will break an 80-year-old record and give Cowboy Joe the most umpired games in baseball history. […] READ MORE


The Corked Bat: To Cork Or Not To Cork

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The Corked Bat: To Cork Or Not To Cork How To Step 1 This is how you do it: Purchase a drill and a wooden bat. Use the 1/2 inch drill bit to bore out a six-inch deep hole. Fill the hole with crushed cork, sawdust, bouncy balls, or any other material that fits this […] READ MORE


1980s Major League Baseball: The Forgotten Decade

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1980s Major League Baseball Just Say No To The 80s The 1989 World Series between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, dubbed the Battle of the Bay, concluded on October 28th, thus ending what some claim to be a forgettable decade in the history of baseball. But why does 1980s Major League Baseball […] READ MORE


Joe Morgan Passes Away

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Cincinnati Reds second baseman and Hall of Famer Joe Morgan passed away this morning. Morgan was 77 years old. Bob Nightengale of USA Today was the first with the news on Twitter. More awful news. Hall of Famer Joe Morgan has passed away. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 12, 2020 Over the last six weeks, […] READ MORE


Major League Rule 21

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Major League Rule 21 Like any great institution, such as a university or a bank, Major League Baseball has a set of rules that dictate all professional play. The rules range from equipment to uniforms to pregame to gameplay to umpire duties to etcetera. After 150 years, give or take a few, the powers that […] READ MORE


Reliving History: The 1976 Cincinnati Reds

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Throughout history, there has been many great teams in baseball. For example, you have the 1927 Yankees, nicknamed “Murderer’s Row”. You have the 1998 Yankees as well, but one team stands out in the annals of baseball lore, and that’s the “Big Red Machine”. Reliving History: The 1976 Cincinnati Reds The 1976 Reds, better known […] READ MORE