I would venture that almost none of you, certainly very few, know about the career of one Memo Luna. That career was the shortest of anyone lost to us in 2021, less than one inning of one contest in 1954.
While I'm a Philadelphia Phillies fan and that team is the subject of the majority of my baseball writing, that my vote went to four players who performed with that team is merely coincidental.
The Atlanta Braves of the National League and Houston Astros of the American League are set to face off in the 2021 World Series
Counting all the division leaders and teams still in legitimate playoff contention, 17 of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams continue to hold World Series aspirations with under 20 games to play.
Dennis Eckersley won 197 games and saved 390 over 24 seasons. The righty pitched in 1,071 games and threw 3,285.2 innings with 2,401 strikeouts. At the time of his retirement, Eck had appeared in more games than any pitcher in MLB history.