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  1. A short history of the 40-homer club

    David Schoenfield

    On Tuesday, Nelson Cruz of the Orioles hit his 40th home run, saving us from the deprivation of not having a 40-homer guy for the first time since 1982. That year Reggie Jackson of the Angels and Gorman Thomas of the Brewers tied for the major league...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  2. Welch versus Reggie was a classic moment

    David Schoenfield

    It's not quite my first World Series memory, but all these years later, I can still see Bob Welch striking out Reggie Jackson. It may seem strange that a showdown from 36 years ago is still remembered so vividly, especially because it was only Gam...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  3. Ten great moments in draft history

    David Schoenfield

    1965: Reds draft Johnny Bench Back in the first draft, it was still possible to dig up a relatively unknown kid from rural Oklahoma. Bench wasn't selected until the second round -- the 36th player overall -- and seven other catchers went ahead of hi...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  4. 100 reasons to watch the MLB postseason

    David Schoenfield

    The only reason I don't like playing in the World Series is I can't watch myself play. -- Reggie Jackson We made it through 162 games and what a 162 games it was: The A's shocked everyone, rallying from 13 games down on June 30 to win th...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  5. You gotta believe: A's are in the playoffs

    David Schoenfield

    The fans stood and cheered and stomped, decked in green cowboy hats and bright gold sunglasses and old-school Reggie Jackson jerseys and new-school Josh Reddick jerseys. Grant Balfour, full of 1,000 volts of intensity, reared back and threw a 95-m...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  6. Five worst umpiring calls in history

    David Schoenfield

    Umpires. Can't live with them, can't live without them. Well, maybe we could live without them, but I'm not quite ready to move to robotic umpires and computerized strike zones just yet. Jerry Crasnick has a story on the state of umpiring in the m...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Bryce Harper: The mouth who roars

    David Schoenfield

    Courtesy of Craig Calcaterra at the Hardball Talk blog, a link to Will Leitch's GQ interview with Bryce Harper. First, great photo of Harper. Second: If it's not already clear, it's becoming more obvious that Harper is going to be one of the game's m...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  9. Links: Reggie poses, Hall of Fame, more

    David Schoenfield

    There's a fun anecdote about Reggie Jackson in this Sports Illustrated first-person story from famed photographer Walter Iooss Jr. Go down to where it starts, "It's good to love yourself ..." OK, did this really happen? Iooss places the event in 1980...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  10. Greatest postseason hitting performances

    David Schoenfield

    Does Adrian Beltre's three-homer game rank as one of the top postseason hitting games of all time? After all, he belted three home runs in a slim 4-3 victory. One way to measure this is via something called WPA -- win probability added -- which takes...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  11. 2011 feels like Verlander's season

    David Schoenfield

    The great baseball writer and poet Roger Angell once described a Nolan Ryan fastball as a liquid streak of white. The great baseball slugger and braggadocio Reggie Jackson once said about facing Ryan, "He's the only guy I go against that makes me go ...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  12. Hug it out: Great hugs in baseball history

    David Schoenfield

    By now you've probably seen the hug heard 'round the world between Albert Pujols and Cubs general manager Jim Hendry. However, Major League Baseball has rules against tampering with free agents -- and also frowns upon fraternization between opposing ...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  13. 50 greatest Yankees of all time: 30-16

    David Schoenfield

    Last week, ESPNNewYork.com ran its list of the 50 greatest Yankees of all time. I was part of the voting committee and ran Nos. 50 through 31 on Wednesday. Here are Nos. 30 through 16. The overall panel ranking is in parenthesis. 30. Vic Raschi, P...

    Blog | April 07, 2011