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By Rocco Constantino On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Reflecting on Bobby Doerr, the Last Player Who Played in the 1930s

Bobby Doerr, second baseman for the Boston Red Sox, and the oldest living Major League Baseball Hall of Famer died Monday at the age of 99.  Incredibly, Doerr was the last player alive to have played in the More...

By Rocco Constantino On Monday, July 31st, 2017

Ranking All 218 Major League Baseball Hall of Famers: Where Do Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez Rate?

This past weekend, Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines gained baseball immortality as they were inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.  They have now joined an elite group of the (arguably) More...

By Rocco Constantino On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Eddie Robinson, Last Living Member of 1948 Cleveland Indians, Makes Trip To World Series

On October 11, 1948, the Cleveland Indians stood on the precipice of the second World Series title in their long and storied history.  They had won the historic, best-of-nine series over the Brooklyn Dodgers and More...

By Rocco Constantino On Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Top 300 Moments that Shaped Major League Baseball: 10-1

10. Roger Maris tops Babe Ruth In 1961, the American League expanded to 10 teams, generally watering down the pitching and tacking eight more games onto the schedule.  Maris and Mickey Mantle took advantage and More...

By Rocco Constantino On Friday, April 1st, 2016

Top 300 Moments that Shaped Major League Baseball: 20-11

11. Pete Rose passes Ty Cobb The number 4,191 had been so incomprehensible for so long that it was widely considered nobody would ever approach Cobb’s career hits record.  There had only been about a dozen More...

By Rocco Constantino On Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Top 300 Moments that Shaped Major League Baseball: 30-21

21. The Bill Buckner Game It’s not hyperbole to say that it took an absolute miracle for the New York Mets to win Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.  The game was tied 2-2 going to the seventh when the Boston More...

By Rocco Constantino On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Top 300 Moments that Shaped Major League Baseball: 110-101

101. Eddie Gaedel’s at bat The logic behind Bill Veeck’s decision to send Gaedel up to bat in a game in 1951 was actually pretty sound.  It’s hard enough to go out to the mound and throw strikes More...

By Rocco Constantino On Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Top 300 Moments that Shaped Major League Baseball: 140-131

131. Kirby Puckett‘s Game 6 performance in 1991 Puckett was already a beloved figure in Minnesota before the 1991 World Series.  What he did in Game 6 that year elevated him to hero status and is the defining More...

By Rocco Constantino On Friday, March 18th, 2016
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Top 300 Moments that Shaped Major League Baseball: 150-300 Recap

With the list half way complete, here’s a rundown of moments 150-300. To read the details of every moment, visit the compilation of articles on Baseball Hot Corner’s main page. Daniel Okrent and friends More...

By Rocco Constantino On Monday, February 22nd, 2016

BHC to Count Down Top 300 Moments that Shaped MLB History

The month of March is a paradox to baseball fans.  There is the absolute hope that winter is dying down and baseball is back as Spring Training gets into full swing, but there is also a full month-long wait for More...

By Nik Swartz On Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Yankees Retiring Captaincy With Derek Jeter Disrespects All Before Him

Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman declared this afternoon, on the Mike Lupica Show on ESPN Radio, that if it were up to him Derek Jeter would be the last captain the More...

By Wes Armstrong On Friday, January 2nd, 2015

A Convenient Truth About The Baseball Hall Of Fame

Cooperstown, New York is an idyllic town. It’s a gorgeous upstate New York town that lies in the foothills of the Catskills and Adirondack Mountains and it really couldn’t be any nicer if it tried. More...

Fenway Park
By KC Baker On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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It’s Fenway And That Ain’t So Bad

I’m not a Red Sox fan, much less a Yankees fan.  Hell, until my Astros finally found their way into the Series, I never even gave a flying weasel about the American League.  However, I am fascinated by historic More...

Hank Aaron
By Jonathon Kamph On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Hank Aaron Is Still The Home Run King

Hank Aaron was honored by the Atlanta Braves before the game against the New York Mets on Tuesday night. They held a ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of Aaron’s 715th home run, the home run that More...

Carlos Beltran
By Clayton Richer On Friday, October 25th, 2013

Cardinals Carlos Beltran Morphs Into Babe Ruth Come The Post Season

Carlos Beltran is 36 years old and has suited up for 2064 regular season major league baseball games in his career. He has smashed 358 home runs, won a rookie of the year award with the Kansas City Royals and been More...

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