Category: Brief Baseball Bios

Brief Baseball Bios – Earl Wilson

While the 1960 Topps baseball set is rightly better known for a much more valuable Red Sox rookie card in Carl Yastrzemski, another Boston rookie card also deserves attention: that of starting pitcher Earl Wilson. The right-handed Wilson actually didn’t start off that well in his two first two Major League Baseball stints in 1959 […]

Brief Baseball Bios – Scott Seabol

Not many people probably remember the baseball player Scott Seabol. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 88th round in 1996. That’s an absurdly late draft pick, and the MLB draft never goes that far anymore. Seabol had a couple of big minor league seasons in the Yankees organization before being called […]

Brief Baseball Bios – Andy Van Slyke

In most of my brief baseball bios I’ve written, I’ve mostly written about Hall-of-Fame caliber players past and present, some of which have been snubbed from being in the great Hall. Today, I’m writing about a very good player, but not a Hall-of-Famer: Andy Van Slyke. The main reason I’m writing about him is that […]

Baseball Bios – Don Money

In 2015, Baseball Reference unveiled a new feature highlighting the top players by Wins Above Replacement (better known as WAR) for any given franchise. It also gives the Top WAR leaders for any given season. While Wins Above Replacement isn’t everyone’s favorite stat, it is a great stat when it comes to comparing players in […]

Brief Baseball Bios – Roy Halladay

At one time, Roy Halladay was one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. In 2003 and 2010, Halladay won the top pitching accolade with Cy Young Award, while being in the conversation for the same award in 5 other seasons. Over his 16 year career, pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia […]

Brief Baseball Bios – Kenny Lofton

Kenny Lofton may never be a Baseball Hall of Famer, but he was one heck of a player. He played mostly for the Cleveland Indians, but actually began with the Houston Astros. Lofton also had one year with the Atlanta Braves before returning to Cleveland, and played for many other teams later in his career, […]

Brief Baseball Bios – Greg Maddux

Not much more can be said about legendary pitcher Greg Maddux, who was a shoo-in for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014, which was his first season of eligibility. To say he’s a paragon of pitching excellence would be an understatement. His career Wins Above Replacement (WAR) total of 106.8 ranks 25th on Baseball-Reference […]

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