Bouton’s Ball Four Baseball Book Remembered In New Film
Thanks to filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis, Ball Four is once again a hot topic. My memories of Jim Bouton's baseball playing days are vague. As an 11-year-old playing ball in the schoolyards of New York City, to me, Bouton was an ex-New York Yankee pitcher who I was told had a few pretty good seasons on the mound in the Bronx.
Former Mets Reliever Roger McDowell Still Feeling World Series High
Nearly forty years ago, McDowell was credited with the win of Game 7 of the 1986 World Series. The New York Mets, thanks in part to McDowell's hurling a scoreless seventh inning at Shea Stadium held the Boston Red Sox at bay, as his teammates broke the tie during their next at bat.
Former MLB Umpire’s Daily Reminder Of Infamous Call
Jim Joyce is following the World Series. Baseball fans are focused on Philadelphia. Tuesday night's Game 3 between the hometown Phils and the American League pennant winning Houston Astros will decide which team takes a 2-1 lead in the Series.
Green Was ‘Ready’ to Coach Comets in Inaugural Season
Ten American Hockey League seasons back, Travis Green was ready to coach the Utica Comets.
MLB Short On Remembering Contributions Of The Babe
George Herman "Babe" Ruth was Major League Baseball's first superstar. Granted. There were several impressive records collected this past season. In April, Detroit's Miguel Cabrera smacked his 3,000th hit. Last month, Cardinals' Albert Pujols slugged his 700th home run. And early this month, New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hit his 62nd round-tripper of the season to become the American League single-season home run champion.
Mets’ Cleon Jones Shares Amazin’ Baseball Life In New Book
There isn't much Cleon Jones hasn't seen in baseball. The first thing that came to mind when I heard that Cleon Jones had a book being published about his 13-season career as an MLB player, is what took so long for him to tell his story to writer Gary Kaschak?
Baseball’s Former Toronto Blue Jays Skipper Embraces Tech World
Welcome, John Gibbons, to your future. The former baseball player and manager of the Toronto Blue Jays is taking a break from being in the dugout, and is entering the social media world with a brand new podcast.
Waiting For A Sign Sequel Delivers Grand Slam Of Memories
There's a little bit of author Kevin Keating in all of us baseball fans. Pursuing autographs at ballparks, hotels where MLB clubs are staying while on the road, or in Cooperstown during induction weekend, there's something about the hunt that is at the very least - exciting.
Smith Shines In Baseball Hall Of Fame Ambassador Role
Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith is one of baseball's most generous people. Smith, elected to the Hall twenty years ago after a 19-season MLB career, in his post-playing days continues to demonstrate a sense of pride and ownership to the game.
Mets’ Triple-A Broadcaster Evan Stockton Eyes Major League Promotion
Just like the ballplayers on the Syracuse Mets' roster, team broadcaster Evan Stockton wants to make the major leagues, too.