Ryan Braun, who's been the subject of trade rumors, is scheduled to attend the Brewers' annual fan fest later this month, along with other starting position players and Hall of Famers Robin Yount and Rollie Fingers.
January 17, 2017
Dale Earnhardt was just beginning to make a name for himself in NASCAR in 1981, but his mustache already was becoming legendary.His son, Dale Earnhardt Jr., took note of it with a throwback picture of his dad with Glenn Jarrett from when they made an appearance at a baseball game that year. Junior posted the photo on Twitter and noted that the two appeared to be having a discussion...
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January 04, 2017
Only 14 pitchers in MLB history have secured 100 wins and 100 saves or more. Can you name all of these rare pitching chameleons? Clue: Number of Wins, Number of Saves/Years Active
August 02, 2016 | Discuss
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- When Florida's Peter Alonso homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to pull the Gators within a run of Texas Tech, a thought crossed Red Raiders coach Tim Tadlock's mind."Where is Goose Gossage when you need him? Rollie Fingers, somebody?" Tadlock said, smiling.No worries. Reliever Hayden Howard, backed by one of the nation's best defenses, got the job done...
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June 21, 2016 | Discuss
This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen talk to actor and author Dwier Brown. On the docket…the “Field of Dreams” actor shares some stories from his recent book tour, what it was like heading back to Dyersville, Iowa, to play baseball and what movie he gets recognized from the most. (Download The Hall of Very Good Podcast over on iTunes) SHOW NOTES: Talkin’ Baseball with...
The All-Star break does funny things to those who normally consume baseball on a 24/7 basis. Other than the All-Star Game itself and all its related activities, there are a handful of days with basically zero baseball activity. That absence of the game had led to some...different means of celebrating America's pastime. Enter Vice Sports, which put together a highly amusing collection...
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MLB players must have some pretty creative parents. We’ve seen countless pitchers and hitters come and go over the years, standing out or fading into obscurity based on their big-league success. Every once in a while, though, a player comes into the league with the added recognition (or, in some cases, burden) of something he’s had since he was born: His name. Ever since Butts...
The top seed earned his ranking. Much like his 1981 Cy Young/MVP season for the Brewers, Rollie Fingers -- given the No. 1 seed in our Best Whiskered Wisconsin Athlete bracket -- was barely touched in being crowned the tournament champion by readers. Fingers, with his well-known handlear mustache, trounced all would-be challengers in winning the title. Gorman Thomas, a teammate of...
Perhaps no major league baseball player has ever become as closely identified with his facial hair as Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth, all the way back to his days with the Philadelphia Phillies (the “Neverending Story” Photoshop above remains the tops). Okay, maybe Rollie Fingers. And I’m sure there are some others, but you get […] The post Pay tribute to Jayson...
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