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.
When talking about the great catchers of the 1970’s-1980’s the conversation is likely to highlight a quartet of backstops from that era: Johnny Bench, Carlton Fisk, Gary Carter, and Ted Simmons. But there is another, perhaps not Hall of Fame caliber as those, who rightly belongs as part of the discussion. At some point today, … Continue reading Bob Boone’s baseball family legacy
When we examine the 1970's in the National League and compare Larry Bowa of the Phillies to the other top fielders at the shortstop position during the decade the answer seems obvious.
There are legitimate reasons why every single one of the lower ranked teams could win and advance. The biggest is that those lower-seeded teams will all send starting pitchers to the mound who can win. And remember, each is only a best-of-three series.
Fans of the Philadelphia Phillies are looking forward in anticipation towards what we all hope will prove to be one of the most exciting weekends for the team in nearly a decade. The Phillies are in Tampa Bay for a series with the talented Rays, a team that has already clinched the American League East … Continue reading Phillies 2020 playoff scenarios as final weekend looms