Baseball Blogs Weigh In Rumors

Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Navarro, Blue Jays, D’Backs

On this date in 1995, Greg Harris became the first post-1900 major leaguer to pitch ambidextrously.  In the ninth inning, the Expos reliever blanked the Reds as he faced four batters – two as a right-hander (his natural side) and the other two as a southpaw.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Kang, O’s, D’Backs

On this date in 2001, a crowd of 41,235 at Shea Stadium witnessed the return of baseball to New York City for the first time since the 9/11 attacks.  Uplifting ceremonies before and during the game, which included singers Diana Ross, Marc Anthony, Lisa Minnelli as well as bagpipers, paid tribute to victims of the tragedy.  Later, Mike Piazza‘s eighth inning home run gave the Mets a 3-2 dramatic victory over the Braves.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Blue Jays, Tomas, Davis

On this date in 2005 Braves center fielder Andruw Jones hit his 50th home run in the eighth inning of a 12-4 loss to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.  The Curacao native became the first major leaguer to reach the plateau since Alex Rodriguez hit 57 homers playing shortstop for the Rangers in 2002.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: D’Backs, Wheeler, House

A year before the first subway line was completed, the Brooklyn Superbas, later to be known as the Dodgers, played their cross-town rivals in a two-stadium, same-day doubleheader.  The first game played in Washington Park began at 10:30 am with 9,300 fans watching the visiting Giants win the opener, 6-4, and later that afternoon in front of 23,623 patrons at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, Brooklyn won the second game, 3-0.

Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Lawrie, Pearce, Robertson

On this date in 1974, In a Class A minor league contest, Portland Mavericks manager Frank Peters rotates his starting nine so each player takes a different position on the field for every inning. The innovative strategy works as Portland posts an 8-7 victory over the Tri-Cities Ports, their Northwest League opponents.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere.

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Young, Gordon, Duda

On this date in 2006, Sean Casey grounded out to left field.   Yes, that’s right.  The unique 5-7-3 play was the result of the batter starting to head back to the dugout, believing he was robbed of a hit, when the ball actually glanced off White Sox third baseman Joe Crede‘s glove reaching left fielder Pablo Ozuna.  Ozuna’s throw to first base just beat the runner to the bag.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere.

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Cahill, Gose, Swisher

On this date in 2008, Josh Hamilton became only the sixth major leaguer to be intentionally walked with the bases loaded.  Rays manager Joe Maddon’s decision to give the Rangers slugger a run-producing free pass in the ninth inning proved to be successful when Tampa Bay went on to win the game in Arlington, 7-4.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Orioles, D’Backs, Buchholz

On this date in 2006, Red Sox ace Curt Schilling surrendered ten extra-base hits to the Royals, tying an American League record.  The nine doubles and homer equals the dubious mark set by Dale Gear (1901 Senators) and Luis Tiant (1969 Indians).  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Cespedes, Price, Angels

On this date in 1987, home plate umpire Tim Tschida threw out Twins pitcher Joe Niekro after discovering an emery board in his possession (here’s footage of the incident).  The 42 year-old knuckleballer received an automatic ten-day suspension from the American League for defacing the ball.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Peralta, Abreu, O’s, A’s

On this date in 1998, Sammy Sosa hit his first career grand slam, establishing the mark for most career homers before hitting a grand slam.  Sosa belted 246 career home runs before notching his first grand slam.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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