Hank Aaron

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Willie Mays Turns 80, and He's STILL Not the Greatest Player Ever

    ​Willie Mays turned 80 on Friday, and, as happens every few years, there was another shower of praise for Willie and testimonials to his having been the greatest player in baseball history. With every year Willie's stature grows, partly because he was fabulous and very well could have been th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Barry Bonds Is An Asshole. But His Conviction Is Pointless.

    ​So let's add up the score: After eight years of investigation and a total of around $120 million of taxpayer money blown - and that was the price tag in December before the start of the trial - the federal government has now scored its first and probably only victory in their war against perf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Ken Burns Outed as a Red Sox Fan

    ​The Tenth Inning, the two-part, four-hour update of Ken Burns's 1994 documentary Baseball, airs tonight and tomorrow night (September 28-29) on PBS. We caught up with the show's creator and co-director, Ken Burns, at Yankee Stadium last week before the tribute to George Steinbrenner. Are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Alex Rodriguez and 600 -- Is He Finally a Yankee Now?

    Thanks, A-Rod. Thanks for dumping a cold, wet corpse on the doorstep of New York baseball. That seems to be the local sports media's reaction to Alex Rodriguez's 600th major league home run, which put him 7th on the all-time home run list. Not the fans' reaction -- they've turned out in droves and, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Hank Aaron and Willie Mays: New Revelations On Just How Much They Hated Each Other

    Roberto, Willie, and Hank​Someone is very, very wrong about the relationship between the two all-time baseball greats Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, either Mays biographer James Hirsch (Willie Mays -- the Life, the Legend) or Aaron's new biographer, Howard Bryant (The Last Hero -- a Life of Henry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Come On, Get Marvin Miller into the Hall Already

    ​Marvin Miller established the Major League Ballplayers Association, made it the most effective union in the country, and in the process became what former Dodgers broadcaster Red Barber called, "along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, one of the three most important men in baseball history. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Jockbeat: Some Jocklit to Tide You Over Until Game Six

    ​The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912 By Mike Vaccaro Doubleday, 290 pages, $26.95 Game Six -- Cincinnati, Boston, and the 1975 World Series: The Triumph of America's Pastime By Mark Frost Hyperion ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2007

    Hall of Shame

    Once again, one of baseball's greatest is overlooked for his place in Cooperstown

  • News

    July 10, 2007

    Rehabilitating Barry

    Baseball's new feel-good story of the summer has Allen Barra feeling burned

  • NYC Life

    August 22, 2006

    Atlas Slugged

    Alex Rodriguez is one of the greatest Yankees ever. And the whole world is on his back?

  • NYC Life

    December 14, 2004

    Drug Bunt

    If faith in stats is a baseball fan's lifeblood, what to do when the numbers are doped up?

  • News

    April 1, 2003

    Yanks Don't Quite Add Up

    Subtraction and Division Problems

  • News

    September 24, 2002

    The Rise of the Latino Slugger

    Powerful Arguments Against Old Stereotypes

  • News

    September 17, 2002
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    August 6, 2002

    Say Hey! The Results of Our Quiz

    The Winners? Brian Calandra and Willie Mays.

  • Music

    July 9, 2002
  • News

    May 8, 2001

    All About Albert

    A Defense of the Surly Slugger

  • News

    January 11, 2000

    The Century in Sports

    The Eighth Annual Village Voice Sportswriters' Poll

  • News

    December 28, 1999

    Hit or Myth

    Examining the Legends of the World of Sports

  • News

    August 10, 1999
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    May 11, 1999


    Surveying the Boys of Summer Books

  • News

    March 9, 1999
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    March 9, 1999

    Legend in the Gray Flannel Suit

    Joseph Paul Dimaggio, 1914-1999

  • News

    October 13, 1998

    Quiz Show

    Fans drop beer and pick up pencils to find out who's best