what will happen in 2016...
WE ARE FAMILY!
A's fine Butler, Valencia following clubhouse fight
Always two there are, no more, no less
baseball played in an empty stadium
When the Orioles and Cardinals played in front of an empty stadium it was called "Racial Tension"...for the A's at O.Co it was called a "Tuesday".
Orioles Camden Yars
"Baseball was, is and always will be to me
the best game in the world."
Source: The Babe Ruth Story (Babe Ruth)
Cardinals Busch Stadium
FIREWORKS NIGHT,,, THE ONLY REASON TO GO TO O.CO
THE 2015 A'S HAD 126 TEAM ERRORS
DID YOU KNOW... THE MOST TEAM ERRORS...
PRE WW II : 1883 PHILADELPHIA (NL), 639 ERRORS
POST WW II : 1945 PHILADELPHIA (NL), 234 ERRORS AND
1946 WASHINGTON (AL), 211 ERRORS
LAST TIME A TEAM HAD 200+ ERRORS WAS....
THE 1963 NY METS WITH 208
stephen Everything Bagel vogt's 2015 season in a nut shell...
I don't see it...
I see this one.
You may have heard that a young man named Abner Doubleday invented the game known as baseball in Cooperstown, New York, during the summer of 1839. Doubleday then went on to become a Civil War hero, while baseball became America’s beloved national pastime. Not only is that story untrue, it’s not even in the ballpark. Doubleday was still at West Point in 1839, and he never claimed to have anything to do with baseball. In 1907, a special commission created by the sporting goods magnate and former major league player A.J. Spalding used flimsy evidence—namely the claims of one man, mining engineer Abner Graves—to come up with the Doubleday origin story. Cooperstown businessmen and major league officials would rely on the myth’s enduring power in the 1930s, when they established the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in the village.
As it turns out, the real history of baseball is a little more complicated than the Doubleday legend. References to games resembling baseball in the United States date back to the 18th century. Its most direct ancestors appear to be two English games: rounders (a children’s game brought to New England by the earliest colonists) and cricket. By the time of the American Revolution, variations of such games were being played on schoolyards and college campuses across the country. They became even more popular in newly industrialized cities where men sought work in the mid-19th century. In September 1845, a group of New York City men founded the New York Knickerbocker Baseball Club. One of them—volunteer firefighter and bank clerk Alexander Joy Cartwright—would codify a new set of rules that would form the basis for modern baseball, calling for a diamond-shaped infield, foul lines and the three-strike rule. He also abolished the dangerous practice of tagging runners by throwing balls at them.
Cartwright’s changes made the burgeoning pastime faster-paced and more challenging while clearly differentiating it from older games like cricket. In 1846, the Knickerbockers played the first official game of baseball against a team of cricket players, beginning a new, uniquely American tradition.
In 1895 while playing for the New York Giants, third baseman Mike Grady made history that still stands as a record today.
On on particular play, a ground ball was hit Grady’s way. Grady bobbled the ball, enabling the runner to reach first. Grady threw the ball anyway, and the ball sailed wide of the bag for Grady’s second error. However, he wasn’t done. The Giants’ right fielder retrieved the errant throw, saw the runner rounding second, and threw the ball to Grady at third. Grady dropped the throw, with the ball rolling away toward left field. Grady retrieved the ball and attempted to throw the runner out at home. However, Grady threw the ball over the catcher’s head, officially giving Grady four errors on the same play!
Source: Bleacher Report
baseball cards i wished i owned...