Posted on: June 22, 2011 1:52 pm

Top 10 Catchers All-Time

1. Josh Gibson
2. Mickey Cochrane
3. Yogi Berra
4. Johnny Bench
5. Carlton Fisk
6. Gary Carter
7. Ivan Rodriguez
7. Bill Dickey
8. Ernie Lombardi
9. Roy Campanella
10. Buck Ewing

Category: NBA
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Posted on: August 29, 2009 8:10 am

Lee Richmond

You may not have heard Lee and that is fine I hadn't heard him until I looked up who pitched the first perfect game. It turns out that he played for the Worcester Ruby Legs. He pitched the perfect game on June 12 , 1880. In this game he struck out 5 batters and as batter (2nd in the order) he got 1 of the 3 hits that opposing pitcher Jim McCormick allowed. This is one of baseball's firsts. The first perfect game.
Category: MLB
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Posted on: July 9, 2009 7:51 pm

Cool Papa Bell

    Cool Papa Bell is one of the few Negro League players that got noticed and made it to the hall. Satchel Paige said many things explaining his great speed such as " He could turn out the light and be back in bed before it got dark" or “Let me tell you about Cool Papa Bell. One time, he hit a line drive right past my ear. I turned around and saw the ball hit his rear end as he slid into second.” He was inducted in to the National Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1974, 24 years after he finished his amazing 28 year career as a leadoff-man for many different teams.
Category: MLB
Posted on: July 6, 2009 10:14 am

Ty Cobb

   Ty Cobb was a very good offense player. Though he would rarely hit a homer he had great speed and you could rely on him to get the bat on the ball. He is in 2nd on the all-time hits list. He had 4,189 behind Pete Rose by 100 hits. He is in 4th for the all-time stolen base behind Billy Hamilton,Lou Brock and Rickey Henderson. He is in 2nd for triples behind teammate Sam Crawford. He proved in 24 years of playing that he could be one of Baseball's Best. He pitched in 5 innings with a 3.60 Career ERA. Since he was a fielder you have to say that those innings weren't bad at all.
Category: MLB
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Posted on: July 6, 2009 9:58 am

Cy Young

   Cy Young was what most may consider the best pitcher from early baseball. He has the more wins than any other major league at 511. Out of thousands of pitchers in baseball only 24 of them had more than 300 wins and only 2 have more than 400. Cy Young is part of both of those groups. The only other pitcher to have more than 400 wins is Walter Johnson with 417 which is almost 100 less than Cy. In the mid-1900s an award was created called the Cy Young Award. This award is given to the pitcher who did the best that year. This award is one of the 2 awards that was named after a player. The other one is the Hank Aaron award which is given to the batter with the best offense. 
Category: MLB
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