Category: Brief Baseball Bios

Brief Baseball Bios – D’Angelo Jimenez

D’Angelo Jimenez was an infielder who played in the Major Leagues from 1999 to 2007 for several different teams. He began with the New York Yankees and moved on to the San Diego Padres when he was traded for reliever Jay Witasick in late June 2001. Witasick had a poor ERA, but strong peripherals for […]

Bernie Williams – The Yankee Star Even a Red Sox Fan Could Love!

When I began following baseball around the turn of the 21st century, the Red Sox and New York Yankees rivalry was as hot as ever. One of my favorite players to watch right from the beginning was Bernie Williams…of the Yankees. That’s right. The long time Yankees center fielder spent all 16 major league seasons […]

Brief Baseball Bios – Luke Appling

If you’re a Chicago White Sox baseball fan, you’ll probably be familiar with Hall-of-Fame Shortstop Lucius “Luke” Appling, often known as “Old Aches and Pains” or “Luscious Luke.” He amassed 74.5 Wins Above Replacement level (WAR) according to Baseball-Reference (72.7 WAR according to FanGraphs). Much of that value came from his high on-base percentages, consistently […]

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