Men of Yesterday
We'll take a
look back at more than 100 great men that shaped the grand game of baseball. See
the players, umpires, managers and the brass that made baseball their
stage. Focusing mostly on the era before World War II, we'll get a look
at the game and the faces as it was back in their time.
Before greats like Ruth, Foxx and Gehrig were
pounding out home runs in the 20's and 30's, there was an era before
that known as the dead-ball era. The ball wasn't as lively, but the play
was just as fascinating. The era is generally considered from
1901-1919. Players like Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and pitchers like Cy
Young and Christy Mathewson gave roots to the game during this period.
Let's check out the scores (and maybe even some highlights) of games
played back then.
vs. Pitcher Simulator
Who would win this battle? 1921 Babe Ruth with the monster numbers
he had head to head against 1963 Sandy Koufax with his obscene numbers.
The future addition will allow these types of fantasy match-ups. There
will be some featured players, past and present and their season
statistics. Hit the MATCHUP button and the simulator will kick out
results based on my 'magical' formulas. You can also put in your
own players and necessary statistics. Lots of fun for those who
wonder what-if he would have hit against him, etc.
This section will
contain some of the more amusing quotes uttered
by the people involved with the game of baseball. We've all heard,
"It ain't over 'til it's over". Who said it? This section will
answer and will include numerous others that may or may not ring a bell, but nevertheless made baseball special.
This section will
contain my top 25 greatest players of all time, being as unbiased as possible. Strictly opinion, will have comments and
explanations as to why guys are where they are. May do pitchers as
Read a short
passage about some of the games more interesting and unusual moments in
the game of baseball. Some included will be:
- Gabby Hartnett's 'Homer in the Gloamin'
- Two baseball in play: Cubs vs. Cardinals 1959
- Worst team pitching performance in a game ever
Baseball Trades of All-Time
How about starting with the Lou
Brock trade of 1964. I'll cover why the
trades occurred and what the players involved did the rest of their careers.
|Voting Booth - Polls
Vote on various baseball
related topics, such as if you believe Pete Rose belongs in the Hall of
I will be posting a
series of my favorite all time baseball images.
|Baseball Card Packs / Wrappers- Pictures
Look back at
the packs of cards we've all opened, but ended up tossing the them in
the trash. This will bring them back to life.
|Memorable Box Scores
See some of the
most memorable box scores from the National Pastime with details about
the game itself. Just a few that will be included will be the
- The Red Sox 17 run inning in 1953 versus the Tigers
- Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hit streak ends in 1941
- Game 5 of the 1920 World Series - what a game
- Jackie Robinson, first time appearing in a box score