Tag Archives: Detroit Tigers

Staub’s On Base Talents Unappreciated By Baseball Historians

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Le Grand Orange

By John Ventola

Rusty Staub, a native of New Orleans who went on to an outstanding 23-year major league career, died Thursday in West Palm Beach just three days short of his 74th birthday. Continue reading

Cody Hall Makes His Major League Debut For Giants

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Central Youngster Takes Novel Route To Majors

By John Ventola

Two Baton Rouge area pitchers fulfilled dreams when they were called up to the major leagues in the past month. The routes they took, however, could not be more different. Catholic High and LSU star Aaron Nola jumped into the Philadelphia Phillies pitching rotation in late July while former Central High student Cody Hall, who did not play baseball his junior and senior years of high school, was called up September 1st to join the defending world champion San Francisco Giants. Continue reading

Kershaw Domination A Fun Thing To Watch And Appreciate

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Dodgers Lefty Putting Up Tremendous Statistics

By John Ventola 

The idea that statistics in sports can be misleading is sometimes true, but the 2014 season Los Angeles Dodgers lefthander Clayton Kershaw has put together statistically speaks volumes as to his consistency and domination of hitters. Kershaw has posted one of the most overpowering pitching performances in major league baseball history this year. Kershaw topped off his tremendous regular season last night by pitching the National League Western Division clinching victory against the rival San Francisco Giants. He did it in typical Kershaw fashion, allowing only one earned run in eight innings while striking out 11 and walking none. In fact, it was Kershaw’s eighth game of the year where he had at least nine strikeouts and no walks, tying a major league record. Continue reading