It seems to be that discussion of the career of Bob Turley, who died Saturday morning at age 82, came and went all too quickly. Turley was very nearly a great pitcher. Between 1955 and 1958 he won 59 games for the Yankees and lost only 20, mostly starting but often, in Casey Stengel's wacky in-and-o ... More >>
Yankees fans breathed a little easier last night with C.C. Sabathia's return. He went 7 1/3 innings in the Yanks' 3-1 victory over Cleveland, gave up four hits and a walk, and, best of all, struck out nine. His ERA has now dropped below 3.50 for the season.
Then again, he was pitching against the ... More >>
Robert William Andrew Feller, who died yesterday of leukemia at the age of 92, was the greatest pitcher in baseball history. Well, he might have been. If not, he was damn close, and, if not, he would have been with a break or two.
Feller made his major league debut in 1936 when he was 17, f ... More >>
Does the acquisition of Cliff Lee give the Philadelphia Phillies the best rotation in baseball history?
That's a little premature, but you can certainly make a good argument.
Right now, Roy Halliday, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels certainly look to rank with the 1954 Cleveland In ... More >>
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May 14, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 20
A Word for Wilt
by Andrew Sarris
I am convinced that if Wilt Chamberlain appeared on the floor of Madison Square Garden with a supporting team of four arthritic midgets against a team of NBA All-Stars, the ... More >>