Brandon Phillips had three hits including a home run, jay Bruce homered, and Ryan Ludwick had three hits as the Reds scored eight runs and 12 hits. Starting pitcher Mike Leake allowed 10 hits and two earned runs while striking out three over 6.2 innings to raise his record to 6-8 on the year. For Sunday’s game Cincinnati starts Homer Bailey who took a no decision in his last outing. For the season Bailey has allowed 170 hits and 70 earned runs while striking out 117 over 153.1 innings of work for a 4.11 ERA. The St. Louis Cardinals are in the heart of the Wildcard race in the National League and they didn’t help themselves taking the loss on Saturday.
He was a first baseman and outfielder for the New York Yankees from 1926-1939. He is also very famous for his “Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth” speech given on July 4th, 1939. He died on June 2, 1941 at 10:10 p.m. of Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). During his 17 professional seasons he set many records, including: hitting the most HRs in a game (4), set an AL record in RBIs in a season (184), most consecutive games played (2,130, despite accumulating 17
All of baseball took notice and began to reevaluate the way they judged players. The Boston Red Sox in 2004 broke the curse of the Bambino by winning their first World Series since 1918 embracing the philosophy championed by Billy Beane’s Oakland A’s. To this day all 30 Major League Baseball teams actively use Bill James Sabermetrics. Fox, J. (2011).
Alex Rodriquez is arguably one of the best baseball players ever. He started his career in 1994 with the Seattle Mariners, but he only played seventeen games that year. With the Mariners in 1996 he finally earned a starting spot at shortstop and burst on to the scene with 36 home runs and 123 RBI. Then in 2003 Major League Baseball and the players association agreed on a new contract which includes random drug tests called survey testing. Alex Rodriquez is one of the many players who were tested and had performance enhancing drugs (PED) in his system.
On July 11, 1914, two weeks after Archduke Ferdinand was shot in Serbia, the left-handed Ruth pitched his first game against the Cleveland Indians. That year the Babe had a 2-1 record as a pitcher and had a .200 batting average. That same year, Babe Ruth married his first wife, Helen Woodford, a young waitress, on October 14 at the St. Paul Catholic Church in Maryland. The Babe continued to play great baseball, compiling a 89-46 record and a 2.19 ERA in six years as a pitcher in Boston and .308 batting average in the same span. As his time at Boston progressed, the manager there decided due to Ruth’s amazing hitting ability to de-emphasize him as a pitcher and make him an outfielder.
In his last year as a major league player he signed to the Boston Braves. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1936. Later on in 1946 Ruth discovered he had throat cancer and died in 1948. His last game was on May 30th, 1895. Most of his records were when he played for the Yankees.
This offseason the Cubs have made many moves. One free agent the Cubs have signed this offseason is Jon Lester, he is a left handed pitcher. The cubs signed him because they really need a good pitcher, they traded Jeff Samardzija last season. Lester is a three time time all star and two time World Series champion. This season Lester will be throwing to Miguel Montero, a catcher that is also a two time all star.
Kyle went on to tell me that Johnny Cueto had started over thirty games per season in 2008, 2009, and 2010 with his earned runs dropping by at least nine all three baseball seasons. Earlier that season Johnny had also thrown a complete game, where he pitched all nine innings. During our wait, I witnessed many people wearing Cincinnati Reds shirts and jerseys with the number fourteen and no name; the more of these I saw, the more curious I became. Kyle went on to tell me about the former Cincinnati Reds player and team manager, Pete Rose who wore number fourteen and how in 1989 was permanently banned from baseball for betting on the Cincinnati Reds, the team which he played on from 1963 to 1978 and played/managed from 1984 to 1986. As the game began and Johnny Cueto took to the pitcher’s mound my excitement for the game began to boil over and I found myself joining the other approximate 30,000 fans in the stadium, cheering and participating in the team chants that rang
In 1869 the first fully professional baseball club, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, was formed and went undefeated against a schedule of semipro and amateur teams. By the following decade, American newspapers were referring to baseball as the "National Pastime" or "National Game." The first attempt at forming a "major league" was the National Association, which lasted from 1871 to 1875. The "major league" status of the NA is in dispute among present-day baseball historians, and Major League Baseball does not include the NA among the major leagues. The National League, which still exists, was founded in 1876 in response to the NA's shortcomings.
George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. [pic] Mrs. Ramos Room 25 November 2009 George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. George Kenneth Griffey Jr. was born in Donora, Pennsylvania on November 21, 1969. His father’s name was George Kenneth Griffey Sr. and his mother’s name was Alberta Griffey. His father was a baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds, A.K.A. The Big Red Machine. “Junior” was an only child.