Tag Archives: Ted Williams

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

Baseball Streaks Can Be Revealing Or Deceiving

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Bregman Hitless Streak Unusual But Understandable

By John Ventola

Major league baseball streaks of any kind can make a player famous—or infamous. Continue reading

Baseball Presents Alternating Hot Streaks At Midseason

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Offensive Fireworks Challenging Dominant Pitching

By John Ventola

Baseball is such an interesting game, particularly when one looks beyond the surface. The game presents unusual patterns. While the general observer will often just notice an outstanding catch or a tremendous home run, baseball purists are quick to recognize and make mention of the ebb and flow of player and team performances over a period of time. Continue reading

Free Agency Necessary For Team Success

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Hired Guns

By John Ventola

As National Basketball Association owners and General Managers begin constructing their rosters for next season, their NFL brethren are ready to see what the league’s draft and free agent signings have done for their franchises heading into training camp. While the annual drafts for all sports are the lifeblood of teams, free agency can fill position needs and quickly turn a team previously considered a pretender into a contender. Continue reading