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Can Derek Jeter Hit .400?

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Steroids created a lot of “video game” type of results over two decades. Two records that still were elusive to jacked up hitters was Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak and Ted Williams .406 batting average. When ESPN Baseball Tonight analyst  John Kruk said Derek Jeter can hit .400 earlier this month, everyone blew it off as crazy.  Thirty-four games […]

Looking Back: What If 1994

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

This is a little old, but figured I would share it since we talked about the viability of baseball in Montreal earlier this week. What If Sports ran a sim of the complete 1994 season on the 10 year anniversary of the strike. It’s been 17 years since the players and owners walked out on […]

Wright’s Stance, Alfonso Soriano, Matsui Reunion, SF in Lead for Beltran

Monday, July 25th, 2011

David Wright returned from the disable list to hit a homer and drive in six runs this weekend in Florida. Chuck Johnson, who does scouting and contributes here at NYBD, had this to say about his observations about the weekend: I was shocked at the changes David Wright made to his stance and set-up. He’s less […]

HOF Tony Gwynn Visits the Long Island Ducks

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Every Friday we take a look at what is going on with Independent Baseball. This week a Hall of Famer makes a visit to Long Island. It’s not often you get to see a former Hall of Famer at the ballpark, but Tony Gwynn visited Bethpage Park on Thursday night to help launch Diamond Gear, the official […]

Derek Jeter, Tony Gwynn, and Omar Vizquel

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Two hits last night raised Derek Jeter‘s batting average to .259, but the fact that a majority have been of the swinging bunt variety doesn’t convince me he is on the path to offensive health. You have to start thinking of different scenarios with Jeter, especially if he continues to play at a below league […]

Remembering the 95′ Replacement Players

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

It was 16 years ago today the Players Union would elect to go out on strike and end the 1994 baseball season. Yankees fans remember it as the year that wasn’t, but baseball also lost out on the home run chase, Tony Gwynn chasing .400, and ultimately the World Series. The 94′ strike destroyed baseball […]