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
The Phillies gave 21-year-old former first round draft pick Scott Munninghoff his only four big-league mound appearances early in the 1980 season.
One inning over two games in September 1987 is all that Tom Newell got in the big leagues, making him perfect for this Phillies 50 series.
The Washington Nationals emerged for the 2005 season after the relocation of the original Montreal Expos franchise.Major League Baseball expanded by four teams and split into a divisional format beginning in 1969. The Kansas City Royals and Seattle Pilots (now the Milwaukee Brewers) went to the American League. The Expos and San Diego Padres were assigned … Continue reading Nationals / Expos All-Time 25-Man Roster
Voting for the next class of inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame will take place over the next couple of months.One of the leading contenders for enshrinement in 2017 will be former Montreal Expos outfielder Tim Raines. One of baseball’s biggest stars during the 1980s, Raines is in his final year of eligibility to be … Continue reading Tim Raines deserves Hall of Fame