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That may be case, according to a diary uncovered in southern England last year but only now being made public. Julian Pooley, the manager of the Surrey History Centre, said Thursday he has authenticated a reference to baseball in a diary by English lawyer William Bray dating back to — about 50 years before what was previously believed to have been the first known reference to what became the American pastime. He doesn’t mention baseball again. It was something that seemed special. Drank Tea and stayed till 8. The first professional team played in and the first professional league started two years later. Bray, who died in , kept a diary for much of his life and wrote a history of Surrey. He also transcribed and published the diary and writings of English writer John Evelyn.

Bill Murray wore a shirt with the cutest ‘Ghostbusters’ reference to a baseball game

Clapp on the catwalk, A useful tool for giving an approximate date to a baseball photograph is to look at the fashion and equipment of the player or players. The following is a brief summary of the changes in fashion and equipment of major teams, especially major league teams. Exceptions and variations are to be found, especially with pictures of informal players.

On Dellin Betances (nickname: Dellin) was born in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York, United States. He made his million dollar fortune with New York Yankees, All-Star.

Software Get ready for fantasy baseball top sites You’re going to need all the help you can get if you want to beat your buddies in fantasy baseball. Well, luckily for you, we have what you need to get the job done. So it’s time we all get online and start forming our fantasy leagues. Did you forget about the news? Did you happen to remember scouting tools? Hear are the rest of the sites you need. Form the league There are a number of fine league-building services out there, but if you want to have the best experience, stick to these selected few: CBS Sports Not only is CBS Sports’ Fantasy Baseball league free, it provides real-time scoring, live chat so you can talk with buddies during the game, and adequate player news and stats to help you make more informed decisions.

I’ve used it a few times over the past five years and find it to be easy to use and high-powered for a private or public league. Leagues are free, player news and stats come straight from ESPN, one of the best sources for sports news, and managing your team couldn’t be easier. But ESPN’s penchant for charging for extra scouting help and more in-depth player information is annoying.

It’s free and makes it easy to set up a league. But I’m generally unimpressed with its stat tracking, and managing a team isn’t nearly as easy as it is in competing services. It’s a well-known fantasy site, but it’s not the best.

Prof. builds game’s most influential Web site:

Transaction January 16, Seattle Mariners signed free agent 1B Matt Hague to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. November 6, 1B Matt Hague elected free agency. December 21, Minnesota Twins signed free agent 1B Matt Hague to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

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It ain’t nothin’ till I call it. I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain’t never been seen by this generation. Ninety percent of this game is half mental. If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant’s life, she will choose to save the infant’s life without even considering if there is a man on base.

The nickname “A’s” has long been used interchangeably with “Athletics,” dating to the team’s early days when headline writers wanted a way to shorten the name. From through , Sports Reference LLC.

What did you just ask? As the pimp told his lady of the night, ho-hum. I will now drop a WUT. How about we make every post the rest of the year about how much Bryce sucks? Worst homer hitter in the history of baseball ever? When the Nats need a big hit, he Ks or walks. When the game is out of reach and no one is on? Okay, this is becoming about Harper instead of Baez. On our Player Rater , he is teetering between 5th and 6th overall.

You think Ed Gein just started making lampshades out of human faces? Nah, he had to make nightlights first. Spencer Kieboom — 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer in the last three games, and 2nd in his career. How do you have the last name Kieboom and not go with all caps?


Touching Base The answer as to who invented baseball wages a great debate. The following are views from WikiAnswerscontributors: Baseball was invented in… England.

Wanye Gretzky Analysis sponsor(s) this page. “Hockey boxscores have always included goals, assists, points, +/- and penalty minutes. But more recently, statistics such as shots, hits, time on ice (TOI) and number of shifts have been recorded as well.

And, the oldest, daughter Jensen, sounds like a spitfire. In August, after a 3 home-run game against the Dodgers, Pearce talked about the six year old Jensen waiting up for his at bats with excitement. Far more patient than most people could ever dream of in a partner. The two met while going to high school together, and she has been part of their journey every step of the way. Brasier had been a journeyman pitcher for his entire professional career.

It started long ago. Max has been through turmoil in his rise to nearly becoming an All-Star for the Dodgers. It took a little digging to find out Both Max and Kelley are from Texas. Max is from Midland.

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RF Ichiro Suzuki elected free agency. October 30, RF Ichiro Suzuki elected free agency. November 3, RF Ichiro Suzuki elected free agency. April 15, Ichiro Suzuki roster status changed by Seattle Mariners. His 3, th hit was 7th-inning triple; joined Paul Molitor as only players to hit triple for 3, th career hit Finished season with 3, career hits, 25th on all-time list, according to Elias

Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary. The graph below shows average velocity by season and includes his slider for reference. (The relationship dating back to the beginning.

Support Determining the Best Major League Baseball Team Ever From Throughout the years, there have been many great baseball teams, and it seems that each year there is another. Based on just memories, it is difficult to compare teams between years, and without any on field competitions possible between these teams, there is really no way of determining an all time champion. As a result, there have been conflicting comparisons of teams through different statistical means.

For all the attention some of the more famous comparisons get, I feel there are a few areas where they are inaccurate. Many comparisons show as very important to a team’s greatness the number of players that team has in the Hall of Fame, and the number of games the team finished ahead of the second place contender. I don’t feel a great team necessarily has to have Hall of Fame members. A great team can be made of players who only played great for one year.

Also, many teams dating from the late s had members who still aren’t even eligible for the Hall of Fame. For a comparison of all teams from all time, this statistic seems to give a bias to teams from the past, and doesn’t seem to reflect a team’s combined greatness. It is important for a baseball team to perform far better than its competition to be considered great. But giving so much emphasis to the number of games ahead of second place seems to not only be grading the team, but the competition they played as well.

Perhaps a team who finishes 30 games ahead of second place in a division is playing weak competition. It doesn’t seem right to reward them for that.

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