First-time honors for 10 of 18, including NL Batting Champ Posey; Jeter and Braun each get their fifth
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Slugger®, the number-one bat in Major League Baseball®, proudly announced the 2012 Silver Slugger™ Award winners tonight in a special hour-long telecast exclusively on MLB Network, hosted by Greg Amsinger and Bill Ripken.
Ten of the 18 team members were recognized as Silver Slugger winners for the first time, including Buster Posey, catcher for the World Series® Champion San Francisco Giants and winner of the NL batting title. Two players made the team for the fifth time – the American League’s shortstop, Derek Jeter of the Yankees, and the National League’s Ryan Braun, left fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers. (more…)
With Major League Baseball wrapping up the bottom ninth of its regular season, everyone is excited to “root root root for the home team” by snapping up hats, jerseys and dozens of other lifestyle items emblazoned with their local team’s logo and player’s name.
While everyone can see the official standing of their favorite club, team pride isn’t as easy to measure. Now Fanatics.com, a leading online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise,can share the stats for which teams have been winning sports fans’ hearts all season long, as well as which teams are gaining in popularity this month: (more…)
Best-selling Humor Series Immortalizes the Wildest, Craziest, Zaniest Moments in Postseason History
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 27, 2012 — The game of baseball has seen its share of memorable postseason mishaps, but Babe Ruth’s World Series baserunning blunder tops the list, according to Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo, authors of THE BASEBALL HALL OF SHAME: THE BEST OF BLOOPERSTOWN (Lyons Press 2012). Nash and Zullo have chronicled more than 125 years of outrageously funny moments in the major leagues in the latest installment of their best-selling Baseball Hall of Shame series. The newest edition includes the most mind-boggling goofs and gaffes of the postseason committed by some of baseball’s greatest players, headlined by the Sultan of Swat himself.
Ruth made the biggest boneheaded play of his stellar career in the top of the ninth inning of Game 7 of the 1926 World Series. With his Yankees trailing, 3-2, Ruth drew a two-out walk to bring up cleanup hitter Bob Meusel. Batting .315 for the year with 81 RBIs, the hot-hitting Meusel had success against Cardinals reliever Grover Cleveland Alexander the day before, notching a double and a triple. But Meusel had the bat taken out of his hands by Ruth, who defied logic when the lumbering Bambino tried to steal second base with the game on the line. Never known for his (more…)
After Jered Weaver’s magnificent complete game shutout and Justin Verlander’s 14k performance last night I got to thinking, who is the favorite to win the Cy Young this year in the American (and National) League.
Not only does Weaver hold the AL lead in Wins, but also ERA. Obviously, Verlander has the strikeout lead, but Felix Hernandez is hot on his trail, in that department. Taking all things into consideration, the following is our top five Cy Young Candidates, in order. (Look for the National League to follow in the next day or two).
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The Clippers are the team to beat in L.A.!
The 2012-2013 NBA season is very young. There’s a lot of basketball left to play. Anything can happen, -and it’s obviously much too early to talk about the playoffs, end-of-season records, and the like. Most teams are barely 15 games into their schedule, so ...
IRVINE, Calif.—December 3, 2012— The impressive performances of San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick and Aldon Smith have not only wowed the crowds at Candlestick Park, but have landed them in the top five of Brand Affinity Technologies (BAT) ‘Rising Sports Stars’ List for December. Calculated monthly, the ‘Rising Sports Stars’ ...