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  1. Hall of 100: Best pitcher of all time

    David Schoenfield

    Who is the greatest pitcher ever? There are different answers to that question, I suppose. When Bill James ranked pitchers a decade ago in his "New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract," he had Walter Johnson at the top of his list, followed by...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  2. Hall of Fame should lower voting threshold

    The Common Man and Bill

    A few weeks back, Bill caught some attention when he revisited Bill James' 25-year Hall of Fame projections from James' excellent book, "Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame?" to see how the sensei did with his predictions. The results were interest...

    Blog | February 21, 2011
  3. Tuesday Taters

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links should go down easy, like Oleo wrapped in Grade A molasses ... This is ostensibly about Babe Ruth, Roger Clemens, and (most of all) America, but it also says as much about Bill James as anything I've read. Why Joe Posnanski likes ...

    Blog | September 14, 2010
  4. The precedent for Takahashi

    Mark Simon

    Going in to tonight's game against the Yankees, Mets' fan should not be nervous about Hisanori Takahashi making his first major league start against the Yankees tonight. Far from it. In fact, those who have followed the history of this Subway Series ...

    Blog | May 21, 2010
  5. Bill James on steroids

    Rob Neyer

    Bill James, after maintaining silence (well, mostly) on the subject for some years, is now ready to offer his thoughts on baseball players and performance-enhancing drugs and the Hall of Fame. Money quote: It seems to me that, with the passage of ti...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  6. Clemens thriving with the splitter

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer isn't sure if Roger Clemens is throwing his splitter more often, but this is certain: It's the key to his middle-aged success.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2006
  7. The Mighty Fastball

    Bill James

    Author Bill James writes the history of the fastball is not so much a history of skill as simply a record of the talent.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2004
  8. College pitchers the better bet

    Keith Scherer

    College pitchers have historically proven to have more success than their high school counterparts.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2004
  9. David McCarty has how many home runs?

    Abraham Nunez is a better slugger than Barry Bonds -- this spring.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2004
  10. Soft-tossing Rueter, Cornejo defying odds

    Nate Silver

    Kirk Rueter and Nate Cornejo are having amazing success this season despite having low strikeout rates.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2003
  11. The rise and fall of Mike Gimbel

    Rob Neyer

    Before Bill James, the Red Sox hired a statistical consultant named Mike Gimbel.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2002