In 2018, Miguel Andujar of the New York Yankees enjoyed one of the greatest rookie seasons ever, tying the AL rookie record for doubles. But he didn’t just have a great rookie season – Andujar was among the best of all players in the Major Leagues in 2018.
For years people have compared Mike Trout to Mickey Mantle. Recently Trout turned 27. Here's a look at how closely he compares with Mantle at the same age.
In 1968, Denny McLain won 31 games for the Detroit Tigers. It was the first time anyone had topped 30 wins in 34 years, but no one has reached 25 in the past 28 years. We will probably never see another season like it.
Yankee catcher Gary Sanchez has been criticized for his defensive ability but the positives outweigh the negatives. He's more valuable defensively than many people realize.
The 1978 season saw one of the most dramatic comebacks as the Yankees rallied from 14 games out to defeat Boston in a dramatic 163rd game.
Mickey Vernon is one of the few to play 20 or more years in the Major Leagues but his career was marked with a strange inconsistency.
Eduardo Escobar is challenging the record of 67 doubles set by Earl Webb in 1931. Webb's record-setting season was an anomaly in an otherwise forgettable career.
The Yankees have a starting infield with two rookies and another player with limited Major League experience, two rookies in the starting rotation - and still have the best record in baseball.
Aaron Judge's rookie season was more than just the best ever by a rookie - it was one of the best by anyone ever.
A look at the pitching prowess of Johnny Vander Meer.
In 1968, Bob Gibson had one of the greatest seasons ever by any pitcher. But a stretch during the summer was especially eye-popping.
The Post-Season Awards won't be given out until November, but here is one look at who may emerge with some new hardware to place on their shelves.
Hitting 50 home runs in a season is still quite a feat. Here are 50 facts about the players who have hit 50 or more homers in a season.
Runs win ballgames, so it is logical that the players who produce the most runs help their teams win the most. Runs produced is one simple way to provide a snapshot of who those players are.
Miguel Cabrera has been a dominant player for the last dozen years—until this season. Is this a one-year fluke, or a sign of things to come as he gets older?
Sometimes players with lesser numbers get voted into the Hall of Fame. Here's a sample case.
If Aaron Judge keeps up his current pace, he could have one of the greatest seasons ever. Even if he slumps, he'll still post one of the top rookie seasons ever. In fact, he already has.
It was once a duty for starting pitchers to complete any game they started. After the 1980 A's carried that to an extreme, and the advent of relief specialists, complete games became endangered.
Long home runs have always excited baseball fans. Here's a look at some of the most memorable monster blows.
Scooter Gennett was scarcely known before Tuesday night's homer outburst, but now he joins a short list of other players who hit four in one game.
Most teams have had at least one player reach 50 homers in a season, and others have players who have hit 40 or more. There is one team that is still looking for its first 40-homer season.
The runaway seasons for Boston, Cleveland and Chicago haven't materialized as the experts predicted, but Minnesota, Milwaukee and Colorado are defying their predicted places so far.
From a triple play with no fielder touching the ball to a runner scoring from first on a strikeout, baseball offers plenty of different and unusual plays for fans.
Only 44 players have hit at least 100 homers before they turned 25. One player is currently still trying to add to that number.
Derek Jeter's legendary career helped connect three generations of Yankee fans.
Although it's early in the season, Ryan Zimmerman is on a pace to accomplish a homer-and-double combination only a few have in baseball history.
Today's players are doing something that the great Joe DiMaggio rarely did - strike out. His success as a power hitter and contact hitter is unmatched.
The 1964 World Series between the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals had new stars like Bob Gibson and Tim McCarver, old stars like Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford, and the hilarious Bob Uecker.
The Bambino would probably not have the title of the King of Strikeouts if he were playing in the current era.
Don Mattingly and Kirby Puckett had nearly identical numbers while playing at exactly the same time in the same conditions. Yet Puckett has been in the Hall of Fame since 2001 while Mattingly hasn't come particularly close to earning enough votes.