We are now through two full months of the 2022 season in Major League Baseball. With Memorial Day weekend passed and the calendar now having flipped to June, it’s a good time to look at the standings and leaderboards across the game.
No one watching on TV along with me here in Philly, or any among the 14,952 in attendance that afternoon at the venerable ballpark on Chicago’s North Side, had any clue as to the historic insanity we were about to witness.
“Play ball!” It’s finally time to hear those wonderful words as Opening Day arrives in Major League Baseball for the 2022 regular season.
Tony Mullane may be the greatest Irish baseball player of all-time. Born in Cork, Ireland in 1859, Mullane was a right-handed pitcher and a switch-hitter who appeared in 13 big league seasons between 1881 and 1894.
Joe Morgan and Ferguson Jenkins, who put up the numbers that elevated them to the Hall of Fame while with the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs respectively, were clearly among the greatest Black players to ever pull on a Phillies jersey. You won't find them listed...