Tag: Major League Baseball

Matt Diaz Was a Good Major League Baseball Player

When I was perusing Google Trends for article topics in January 2018, I noticed a couple of names among trending baseball players that surprised me. These names were Rich Hill and Matt Diaz. I quickly realized that the trend for Rich Hill had to do with the documentary film that shares his name. However, former […]

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 […]

Sparky Lyle 1969 Topps – A Baseball Rookie Card Review

Sparky Lyle was a great left-handed relief pitcher for a number of teams, most notably the New York Yankees. But, his career began with the Boston Red Sox, where none other than Ted Williams suggested he start throwing a slider. That became the pitch that defined his career. While it wasn’t a career that would […]

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 […]

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