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  1. Happy b-day: Carlton Fisk, Chris Chambliss

    David Schoenfield

    Carlton Fisk turns 67 today and Chris Chambliss turns 66. They hit two of the most memorable home runs in postseason history, Fisk's Game 6 home run in the World Series in 1975 and Chambliss' pennant-clincher in 1976. Baseball attendance had st...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  2. The best rookie seasons of all time

    David Schoenfield

    The reason for doing this piece should be pretty obvious: Masahiro Tanaka is 11-2 with a 2.11 ERA, leading the American League in wins and ERA. He's not just the clear best rookie so far but a Cy Young and MVP contender. Tanaka makes his 16th star...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  3. Quick thoughts: The best team wins it all

    David Schoenfield

    World Series history is filled with dramatic Game 6 contests -- 2011 (Cardinals-Rangers), 2002 (Angels rally), 1993 (Joe Carter), 1992 (Jays clinch in extra innings), 1991 (Kirby Puckett), 1986 (Bill Buckner), 1975 (Carlton Fisk)... just to name a fe...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  4. Best rookie seasons of all time

    David Schoenfield

    This came up on my Twitter timeline Sunday night when somebody asked if Mike Trout is having the greatest rookie seasons of all time. Entering Monday night's game against the Tigers, Trout is hitting .349/.403/.574 and leads the American League in ba...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  5. Tim Raines still seeks Hall of Fame respect

    David Schoenfield

    There are a lot of columns and analysis out there advocating the case for Tim Raines for the Hall of Fame. I probably won't add anything new to the discussion, but let me start here: Player A is Raines. Player B is Tony Gwynn. That final colum...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  6. Ranking all 42 postseason walk-off HRs

    David Schoenfield

    There have been 2,208 home runs hit in the history of postseason baseball; 42 of those were walk-off home runs, including Nelson Cruz's grand slam on Monday for the Rangers. Only two players have done it more than once. Not surprisingly, the Yankees ...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  7. The all-time all-old team

    David Schoenfield

    In honor of 80-year-old Jack McKeon taking over the reins of the Marlins, we present the all old-team. If you weren't at least 40 years old, you're too young for this club. C -- Carlton Fisk, 1990 White Sox (42). Only two catchers have caught at l...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  8. Posada among greatest catchers ever

    David Schoenfield

    The Jorge Posada situation is interesting on many levels, but to me it's clear what's going on: Much like the Ken Griffey Jr. situation last season in Seattle, a franchise icon is struggling and appears at the end of his career. The organization does...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  9. Starting another year of baseball memories

    David Schoenfield

    I don't actually remember the first baseball game I attended, but in the spring of 1973 my father assures me we went to see a local high school phenom named Floyd Bannister, who would go 15-0 with an 0.00 ERA and three years later become the first pi...

    Blog | March 23, 2011