This is the third year we’ve published this study by Dr. Don Davis. It’s one of our most popular blogs and we’re happy to be able to share it again with you. Be sure to link to his website for additional information, changes and criteria he used in compiling his study.
“2011 Baseball Players Mathematical Study, written by Don Davis, Department of Mathematics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA., and printed here with his permission.”
||Roger Clemens, 266.0
||Tom Seaver, 181.1
||Bob Gibson, 140.4
||Juan Marichal, 107.9
||Curt Schilling, 85.1
||Randy Johnson, 202.1
||Warren Spahn, 167.5
||Sandy Koufax, 137.8
||Gaylord Perry, 102.8
||Phil Niekro, 84.9
||Greg Maddux, 197.5
||Bob Feller, 157.6
||Robin Roberts, 136.5
||Roy Halladay, 102.1
||Johan Santana, 84.6
||Pedro Martinez, 187.5
||Steve Carlton, 143.5
||Jim Palmer, 133.2
||Fergie Jenkins, 87.2
||Nolan Ryan, 83.7
||Johnny Bench, 111.2
||Yogi Berra, 92.9
||Gary Carter, 75.6
||Mike Piazza, 74.8
||Ivan Rodriguez, 71.0 Continue reading
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"Here's to the little kid in all of us"
I’m enjoying a visit with my family this week so I’m taking the Thanksgiving holiday a little early. Here’s a poem that can easily be construed as one of thanksgiving when looking back over the years and realizing how important baseball has been in my life.
Dreams and Things
- If you had told me way back then
- That baseball diamonds filled with men
- Would somehow make my life a den
- Of hopes and dreams and acumen
- I doubt I would have listened.
- That memories from way back then
- of Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays,
- Of Whitey Ford and double plays
- Would somehow make my older days
- Much better than my childhood Continue reading
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“Example isn’t another way to teach, it is the only way to teach. ~ Albert Einstein.”
Last week the sports world was shaken by an announcement about illegal, immoral, unethical, sickening and a zillion other adjectives you could use to describe activities that have been allowed to exist while the powers-that-be looked the other way. And then yesterday another college has come forth with a similar situation. We’ll just have to wait and see how many more are involved.
Mike Matheny as the Giants Catcher
So last night as I was getting ready to shut down for the evening I caught a headline that had crept into my blogosphere: “Mike Matheny to Become New Cardinals Manager.” Did I read this right? How can this be? I was thinking about the popular catcher the Giants signed to a three-year contract back in 2004. In his first season with the Giants, Matheny won not only a Gold Glove Award but also the coveted Willie Mac Award given for spirit and leadership. But the next year was not so kind to Mike as a series of foul balls pummeled his catcher’s mask resulting in a serious concussion that eventually ended his playing career. I’d heard he went back to St. Louis where he’d played previously and was hired as a consultant or adviser or something. Continue reading
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Tagged Albert Einstein, baseball heroes, God, Gold Glove Award, Mike Matheny, sf giants, St Louis Cardinals, Tony LaRussa, Willie Mac Award
Arlington National Cemetery
“But the mainstay of the big leagues was the reservoir of 4-Fs – males of draft age who had been rejected on physical grounds by the Armed Forces. Not since harem attendants had gone out of style were men’s physical deficiencies so highly prized. Ulcers, hearing defects, and torn cartilages were coveted by team owners.” – Frank Graham, Jr. in Farewell to Heroes (1981)
This and the following list of Hall of Fame Members Courtesy of Baseball Almanac.
|Baseball Hall of Fame Members who Served in the Armed Forces.
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Randy Johnson 1989 Topps Traded #57T, Beckett Graded 10
Something new for my readers! I’m offering, during the holidays, an occasional pristine card from my personal collection of over 100,000 cards! The card I’m promoting this week is a Beckett Graded No. 10, 1989 Topps #57T Randy Johnson Rookie Card in plastic case and in mint condition. Sales price is $75 which includes domestic shipping. This single card is available only through this website. Visa, MasterCard or PayPal.
I’ve never been to Busch Stadium in St. Louis but since this blog’s supposed to be about ballparks AND ballpark food it just seemed natural we’d want to highlight the fan favorite food of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals.
Tony LaRussa Vegetarian & Animal Lover
When I found out that Manager Tony LaRussa is a vegetarian it brought back a memory from one of the baseball tours I took to Yankee Stadium. After touring 42nd street, I ended up with some marvelous leftover pastrami (that I hadn’t even began to touch) from an early dinner at Roxy’s Deli. There was probably a pound of pastrami left, wrapped neatly in aluminum foil, in a tidy little white bag that Jess our waiter so meticulously wrapped up for me. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I just couldn’t leave it on the plate. I mean it was a complete meal, untouched. Continue reading
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Tagged Busch Stadium, Cardinal, Jess at Roxy's Deli, Nachos, pastrami at Roxy's, Reuben Sandwich, Roxy's Deli, St. Louis, St. Louis Missouri, Sweet Pea Kitchen, Tony LaRussa, vegetarian, World Series, yankee stadium