History & Hall of Fame

BTB Podcast #36 - EVERYONE IS ANGRY

3

The creator of the Hall of Stats and a very vocal BTBer speak out on the HOF results.

HoF 2013: What makes a player a "cheater"?

11

In this year's Hall of Fame voting, we see several players who are derided as "cheaters" for their use of performance-enhancing drugs. What makes a player a cheater?

Larry Walker wasn't a Coors Field mirage

4

People who look at Larry Walker's home/road splits to determine what kind of hitter he was aren't seeing the whole picture.

The Decline of the First-Pitch Out

9

An examination of the disappearance of the first-pitch out in the last few decades and a celebration of those pitchers who excelled at inducing them.

Greatest Final Seasons

12

Which players in baseball history have gone out on top?

What Makes a Hall of Fame Umpire?

3

Hank O'Day is now a Hall of Famer. But how did he get there?

The Greatest Positional Player Trios

5

With the new Pujols-Trout-Hamilton triple threat now being hyped in Anaheim, let's take a look at some of the other more remarkable hitting trios in baseball history.

Is The #5 Hitter a Dying Breed?

6

Part two in a series of the evolution of major league lineup construction.

Who Was The Best Bunter of All-Time?

23

Exploring which batters in Baseball history achieved the most bunt hits with the bases empty.

Beanballs! Headhunting! Pitcher Retaliation!

10

Attempting to quantify retaliation efforts in pitchers.

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