Monday, February 17, 2014
this-day-in-baseball:

February 17, 1995
Not willing to be part of an inferior product placed on the field and as a show of support for his players, Tigers manager Sparky Anderson is suspended without pay when he refuses to manage replacement players in spring training during the 1995 work stoppage. Anderson will resume his duties when the strike is resolved, but will retire at the end of the season.

this-day-in-baseball:

February 17, 1995
Not willing to be part of an inferior product placed on the field and as a show of support for his players, Tigers manager Sparky Anderson is suspended without pay when he refuses to manage replacement players in spring training during the 1995 work stoppage. Anderson will resume his duties when the strike is resolved, but will retire at the end of the season.

Thursday, February 13, 2014
mightyflynn:

Tommy Aaron, 1965
Photo by Photography House via historicimages-store

mightyflynn:

Tommy Aaron, 1965

Photo by Photography House via historicimages-store

Friday, February 7, 2014
derrickgoold:

#Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright,frog whisperer, and his amphibious pal, who observed bullpens this morning.

derrickgoold:

#Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright,frog whisperer, and his amphibious pal, who observed bullpens this morning.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Hank Aaron, 1955
(Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Hank Aaron, 1955

(PhotoHulton Archive/Getty Images)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Raley Field, home of the Sacramento River Cats. (via)

Raley Field, home of the Sacramento River Cats. (via)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

In an alternate universe, Wilson this week would be preparing for spring training instead of the Super Bowl, sparkling on defense instead of studying the defense of the Broncos. For a while, he thought he could do — would do — both.

Russell Wilson, the Man Behind Center, Could Have Wound Up as a Second Baseman

In an alternate universe, Wilson this week would be preparing for spring training instead of the Super Bowl, sparkling on defense instead of studying the defense of the Broncos. For a while, he thought he could do — would do — both.

Russell Wilson, the Man Behind Center, Could Have Wound Up as a Second Baseman

Friday, January 31, 2014 Monday, December 23, 2013
Candlestick. (via cgbam4789)

Candlestick. (via cgbam4789)


If the asterisk didn’t play such a nasty role in baseball lore, the 1989 World Series would deserve one. None of its four baseball games were any good. More to the point, they weren’t necessary. The Series was shoved aside when a powerful earthquake — a “7,” in San Francisco lingo — ripped through the city on October 17, 1989, about 20 minutes before the scheduled start of Game 3. Suddenly, baseball felt like an interloper. Players were driving down darkened streets in their uniforms; Dave Stewart was peering at a pancaked freeway in Oakland; and Fay Vincent was convening candlelit meetings to decide when, and if, the Series should restart.

(via Grantland)

If the asterisk didn’t play such a nasty role in baseball lore, the 1989 World Series would deserve one. None of its four baseball games were any good. More to the point, they weren’t necessary. The Series was shoved aside when a powerful earthquake — a “7,” in San Francisco lingo — ripped through the city on October 17, 1989, about 20 minutes before the scheduled start of Game 3. Suddenly, baseball felt like an interloper. Players were driving down darkened streets in their uniforms; Dave Stewart was peering at a pancaked freeway in Oakland; and Fay Vincent was convening candlelit meetings to decide when, and if, the Series should restart.

(via Grantland)