Willie Mays

San Francisco Giants Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

It's tough selecting only four of many worthy candidates.
<p> The question was posed earlier this season whether Derek Jeter should be considered as part of the Yankees’ Mt. Rushmore. That certainly piqued my interest. Not really the Jeter-Yankees part, but the idea that all MLB teams should have their own Mt. Rushmores. Who are the four individuals that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple. But it isn't as easy as it sounds. Let the arguments begin.</p>

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.

Rangers' Josh Hamilton Joins '4 HR Club'

Everything there is to know about four-home run games
<p> The rare feat of hitting four home runs in one game has been accomplished just 14 times since 1900.</p>

On Tuesday night, Josh Hamilton hit four home runs off Baltimore pitching.

How rare is that feat?

It’s been accomplished only 14 times since 1900; 16 if you go back prior to the turn of the century when rules were different. That’s four fewer than the number of perfect games during that time.

Jim Thome Hits Home Run No. 600

Quietly, the Twins' Jim Thome raches underappreciated milestone.
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by Charlie Miller

When I was a kid in the 1970s, I knew three home run numbers: 755, 714, 660. Those were the totals from Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays. I didn’t know who was fourth. I knew fourth place had fewer than 600 home runs. And I thought 600 was almost as magical as 700.

Ah, those were the days. Now everyone it seems has 600 homers.

Good thing that it only seems that way and it’s not reality.

San Francisco Giants Mt. Rushmore

It's tough selecting only four of many worthy candidates.
<p> The question was posed earlier this season whether Derek Jeter should be considered as part of the Yankees’ Mt. Rushmore. That certainly piqued my interest. Not really the Jeter-Yankees part, but the idea that all MLB teams should have their own Mt. Rushmores. Who are the four individuals that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple. But it isn't as easy as it sounds. Let the arguments begin.</p>

MLB Mt. Rushmores

by Charlie Miller

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history. We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.

 

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I was trying to identify who the midseason candidates for the postseason awards have been for the past few years. Beginning with Cy Young, I looked at the All-Star Game starters. Not a great place, but generally the All-Star starters are at least in the discussion at the break for the Cy Young award.

<p> While researching one subject on Baseball-Reference.com, one click leads to another, and 30 minutes later I've found myself thinking about players most fan have never heard of. Here's this week's click trail.</p>