NL East standings on August 11, 1994.
Dave Dombroski quoted as saying, “BOOM!”
UPDATE: Drew Smyly, Nick Franklin to Rays; Austin Jackson to Mariners (so far)
Source, @KenRosenthal (for real this time)
When this lady was born, the Giants were in New York, their leading hitter was Fred Snodgrass (.321) and Christy Mathewson went 27-6. The team finished second to the Chicago Cubs who won 104 games, coincidentally.
(Baseball Reference for stats)
Like, “Brooks Robinson silly” or “Ozzie Smith silly”?
This play is just silly.
He was a flamboyant player, a charismatic coach, and a sexual predator.
This is an incredible piece. Obivously full of trigger warnings.
I know that MLBO is rather light-hearted most of the time but this is so important it should be read.
Things to Do During the All-Star Break….
Go to Netflix Streaming and watch The Battered Bastards of Baseball.
Brilliant documentary that tells the story of Class A independent minor league team the Portland (OR) Mavericks. So well done. You will not waste any of the hour and nineteen minutes.
Oh, and if anyone wants to star making Portalnd Mavericks hats I would buy one.
(Team photo….which is just wonderful….is courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, which somehow gets to wordmark it even though it’s from the film.)
All-Star Game hats.
Some look great. (Twins, Blue Jays, Pirates, Mariners, Orioles)
Others look terrible. (Diamondbacks, Braves, Marlins, Reds, Rangers)
Also…who starts an alphabetical list from the bottom right?
Addie Joss*, the last pitcher to no-hit the same team twice. Joss threw 74 pitches in his October 1908 perfect game against the White Sox and then shut down the Sox again in April 1910.
Tim Lincecum threw two no-nos against the Padres in 347 days (July 13, 2013 and June 25, 2014)
* Joss died in April 1911 from meningitis and held a career record of 160-97 with a 1.89 ERA, second best ever behind “Big Ed” Walsh, 1.82. Joss holds the record for career WHIP, .97. The National Baseball Hall of Fame waived the ten playing seasons requirement for Joss in 1977 and he was elected to the Hall in 1978.
That’s it. That’s the list.
(Randy Johnson has one World Series ring with his multiple no-hitters and Cy Youngs.)