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  1. Great pitcher-hitter MVP debates

    David Schoenfield

    This year's National League MVP vote promises to be an interesting result no matter who wins -- Clayton Kershaw, Andrew McCutchen or Giancarlo Stanton. If Kershaw wins, he'll be the first NL pitcher to win MVP honors since Bob Gibson in 1968; if McCu...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  2. Poll: Right move to start Kershaw?

    David Schoenfield

    Remember, for a long time, short rest meant starting on two days of rest, not three -- think of Sandy Koufax in Game 7 of the 1965 World Series spinning a three-hit shutout or Mickey Lolich in Game 7 in 1968 beating Bob Gibson. So it's not as if t...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  3. Does power pitching reign in October?

    David Schoenfield

    One conventional baseball axiom says power pitching wins in the postseason. Think Sandy Koufax and Bob Gibson dominating World Series games in the 1960s, or pitchers such as Curt Schilling and Josh Beckett winning in the 2000s with high-octane fastba...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  4. Yankees can't afford a Tanaka slump

    David Schoenfield

    Now, there's no need to panic just yet if you're a New York Yankees fan. I mean, even Bob Gibson allowed five runs in a game two times and six runs once back in 1968, the year that he posted a 1.12 ERA. Sandy Koufax won 27 games with a 1.73 ERA in 19...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  5. A short history of winning with one hit

    David Schoenfield

    We had an odd result Wednesday night at Tampa Bay: The A's got one hit but beat the Rays 3-2. Oakland scored two runs in the second inning without a hit thanks to a pair of errors and a pair of walks. Oakland's lone hit was Brandon Moss' solo home ru...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  6. Monday reading list: Two on Koufax

    David Schoenfield

    Joe Posnanski is ranking the 100 best baseball players of all time and the other day he wrote about Sandy Koufax, his No. 46 guy. Koufax is one of the most difficult players to rank in a list like this due to his short career. His case raises the ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  7. Happy Birthday, Davey Johnson

    David Schoenfield

    All-Stars born on Jan. 30 -- Davey Johnson, Charley Neal, Brooks Lawrence, Walt Dropo and Mickey Harris. Also born on this day: 19th century star Tony Mullane, 1955 World Series hero Sandy Amoros and 1970s pinch-runner extraordinaire Matt Alexander. ...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  8. Hall of Famers without their home parks?

    David Schoenfield

    One of the first major impacts Bill James made as a sabermetrician was pointing out the huge effect that ballparks had on statistics. I mean, people always knew that Fenway Park and Wrigley Field were good hitting parks, or that the Astrodome was a l...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  9. Kershaw steals show, but Cain a legit ace

    David Schoenfield

    It's not an easy way to begin defense of your World Series title, facing the best pitcher in the National League and having to beat the Dodgers on a day Sandy Koufax threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Clayton Kershaw dominated the Giants with a...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  10. Bracket baseball-style: Creighton wins it all!

    David Schoenfield

    From the World Of I Can't Believe You Spent The Time Doing This, what would the NCAA tournament bracket look like if we picked the best major leaguer from each school? Well, something like this (* denotes Hall of Famer) ... REGION 1 Round of ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  11. The best five-year pitching peaks

    David Schoenfield

    This is another follow-up to a debate that arose in a recent chat session: Which pitcher had the best five-year peak? With Sandy Koufax having spent time at Dodgers camp this spring it seems like a perfect time for a list, doesn't it? Well, I c...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  12. Best batter-pitcher matchups of all time

    David Schoenfield

    The other night I tweeted something like, "Would love to see Aroldis Chapman face 2001 Barry Bonds." On the Baseball Today podcast, we had a reader ask us about best pitcher-hitter matchups to watch for over the next few years. With that prompt, I...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  13. Halladay-Lincecum and legacies of Koufax

    David Schoenfield

    Halladay/Lincecum tonight...Roy hasn't thrown a pitch with an ERA above 3.00 since September 20, 2009.- Jon Sciambi (@BoogSciambi) April 16, 2012 In the 1963 World Series, Sandy Koufax destroyed the Yankees in two starts, striking out 15 h...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  14. Cards complete comeback: Series champs

    David Schoenfield

    ST. LOUIS -- You fight through the monotony of fielding practice in spring training. The sore elbows, the back pain, the starts when you leave your fastball in the bullpen, and maybe a surgery or two at some point in your career. Chris Carpenter m...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  15. A history of World Series Game 7

    David Schoenfield

    There have been 35 Game 7s played in the World Series. They provide many of the most indelible moments in the sport's long history: Bill Mazeroski's home run, Jack Morris' shutout, Luis Gonzalez's blooper, Joaquin Andujar going nuts. Now we have 3...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  16. Young, Verlander and a little luck lift Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    Bring back the stories of Mickey Mantle playing through the pain of ravaged knees and a torn-up shoulder. The anecdotes of Sandy Koufax and his "atomic" balm, a concoction he applied to dull the pain in his elbow, but an ointment of such ferocity tha...

    Blog | October 13, 2011