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Great Moments In Baseball History: The 1981 A's Win The AL West With Billy Ball

By Sam McPherson

In 1979, the Oakland Athletics hit rock bottom, winning only 54 games and at one point drawing a mere 653 fans to a midsummer game. 753 more words


2010 New Candidates

In a recent post on Rickey Henderson, we noted how astounding his base running was as we compared him to other great leadoff hitters. We compared his times on base to his BBREF base running runs (rbaser) and showed what it looked like at a seasonal level (per 200 times on base). 338 more words

New Candidates

2009 HoME Election Results

Because of the mathematical hijinks that occurred back in 1990 when we killed Roy Campanella, 1994 when we exhumed him, and 1996 when we elected him, the HoME numbers have been off by a tad. 1,069 more words


The Best Leadoff Hitter(s) Ever

Who’s the best leadoff hitter ever? Rickey Henderson. We all know it. He batted first 2,875 times among his 3,081 games played, or 93% of the time (per BBREF’s career splits). 2,012 more words


MLB players blessed with speed and a great eye at the plate

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to discover the secret to Rickey Henderson’s success in baseball: He had great speed and a great eye at the plate. 221 more words


Mr. Everything

During our 2009 election, which features the Man of Steal himself, I’ve been thinking a lot about Rickey Henderson’s amazing career. Bill James famously said that we could split Rickey in two and get two Hall of Fame careers out of it. 729 more words


Howell, Rollins recognized on California high school all-century team

By Cary Osborne

In celebration of the 100th year of the governing body for prep sports in the state, the California Interscholastic Federation revealed its… 183 more words