Tag archive for ‘Lou Gehrig’
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...

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By Danny Gallagher On Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Clarington’s Baseball History Remembered in Museum

For weeks, I had walked by the building in my new hometown of Bowmanville, curious about what was inside. One day, I decided to poke my head in the door. I knew it was a museum of some sort. It’s called the 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 Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Top 300 Moments that Shaped Major League Baseball: 50-41

41. Charlie Finley’s attempted fire sale The landscape of baseball in the late 1970s could have been a lot different if Commissioner Bowie Kuhn didn’t veto a number of transactions made by Oakland A’s 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 Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Top 300 Moments that Shaped Major League Baseball: 190-181

190. Lou Gehrig‘s first four home run game Hitting four home runs in a game is a rare feat in the game as only 14 players have done so in Major League history.  The feat is even rarer than a perfect game. 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...

Lou Gehrig
By Danny Gallagher On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Remembering The Iron Horse: Lou Gehrig

On June 2, 1941, one of baseball’s most revered players died shortly before his 39th birthday. Way too young. Lou Gehrig, the powerhouse hitter with the New York Yankees, succumbed to a disease that bears his 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 Brandon Jopko On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Top 10 Books in Baseball Literature

Immersing myself in baseball literature truly opens a window that plunges me into mostly times of baseball past, but also the present. This list is characterized by fascinating narratives – full of bigger than More...

Pete Frates
By Clayton Richer On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Started With A Ball Player

An inspirational look into the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” and how it originated with baseball player Pete Frates and his journey with Lou Gehrig‘s disease. The frigid challenge has taken the world 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...

By Chris Lacey On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera Best Hitter in the Universe

The game of baseball has had great hitters like Frank Robinson, Chuck Klein, Ty Cobb, Jimmie Foxx, Joe Medwick, and Lou Gehrig. These players were all great hitters and they also have another thing in common, this More...

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