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  1. Nationals can't beat the good teams

    David Schoenfield

    There's certainly no shame in losing to Adam Wainwright. When he's commanding his fastball to the corners and dropping in that big curveball, the 1927 Yankees with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig would have trouble beating him. It's one thing to lose to ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. Fun stats with Miguel Cabrera

    David Schoenfield

    From ESPN Stats & Information, players with a .360 average, 42 home runs and 128 RBIs through 130 team games: Miguel Cabrera, 2013 Lou Gehrig, 1934 Babe Ruth, 1930 Lou Gehrig, 1927 Babe Ruth, 1921 Well ... that there is some company. Of ...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  3. Clearing the bases: A-Rod ties Gehrig

    David Schoenfield

    First base: A grand slam. Alex Rodriguez tied Lou Gehrig's all-time record with his 23rd career grand slam. His slam off Jonny Venters came with the Yankees down 4-0, the first of his 23 slams in which the Yankees trailed by three or four runs when h...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  4. This just in: Cabrera and Fielder are good

    David Schoenfield

    This is what will have American League pitchers and managers waking up in cold sweats all season long: Those stretches when Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are both raking, eyes bulging as they pummel meaty fastballs over fences and into outfield s...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  5. Easier to put up big numbers in old days

    David Schoenfield

    Here are the debut seasons of the 15 greatest position players in baseball history, according to Baseball-Reference.com's WAR (wins above replacement-level) statistic, listed in chronological order: 1897 (Honus Wagner) 1905 (Ty Cobb) 1906 (Eddie...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  6. Baseball fans still revere olden days

    David Schoenfield

    We've moved on to the second round of the Greatest MLB Season Ever bracket. All top-10 seeds advanced, but there were three upsets; interestingly, all involved shortstops. Alex Rodriguez lost to Ken Griffey Jr. in a Mariners death duel (got destroyed...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  7. Introducing: Best season of all time bracket

    David Schoenfield

    In 1975, Joe Morgan hit .327 with 17 home runs and 94 RBIs. Those traditional statistics may not seem impressive, but Morgan's season ranks as one of the best in the game's history. As we begin voting Monday on the greatest individual season of al...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  8. Is Pujols the greatest hitter of all time?

    David Schoenfield

    I asked my colleague Jim Caple a simple question: "Who is on your short list of the greatest hitters of all time?" He reeled off the names: Pujols, Bonds, Ruth, Williams ... Mays, Hornsby, Cobb (a little reluctantly on that one). We could include ...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  9. Vote: The 30 greatest players of all time

    David Schoenfield

    To go with our Willie Mays package today, SportsNation worked up a list ranker with 30 of the greatest players of all time. Don't agree with me that Willie Mays was the greatest ever? Then Click here to vote yourself. Here's my quick list without ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  10. 50 greatest Yankees of all time: 15-1

    David Schoenfield

    We're back with the much-anticipated final installment of my 50 greatest Yankees of all time. Here's ESPNNewYork's top 50 and photo gallery and here are the first two parts of my series, Nos. 50 through 31 and 30 through 16. The panel's ranking is in...

    Blog | April 08, 2011