On This Day in 1998: Sosa Hits 64th and 65th Bombs

On September 23, 1998, Chicago Cubs OF Sammy Sosa, after surpassing Roger Maris's single-season record of 61 bombs, clubbed his 64th and 65th home runs of the year during their 8-7 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers (fuck the Brewers). These dingers would tie him with Mark McGwire of the rival St. Louis Cardinals for the…

Oops, He Did It Again: Verlander No-Hits Jays for the Second Time

The 2019 Toronto Blue Jays flirted with being no-hit by Trevor Bauer on April 4 and Shane Bieber on July 24, but it ultimately took a veteran ace, Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros, to lock one down. Verlander completed his third career no-hitter during the finale of Jays' and Astros' weekend series at Rogers…

Ronald Acuña’s Milestone Home Run

Since the Chicago Cubs' rain-soaked weekend in DC was a complete shitshow and the makeup of Sunday's game on Thursday is likely to be postponed yet again thanks to the expected arrival of Hurricane Florence, I've decided to write about more cheerful events from this weekend. In a season that has been marked by historic…

Shohei Ohtani Joins Babe Ruth in the 15/50 Club

Los Angeles Angels SP/DH Shohei Ohtani achieved an unusual feat on Sunday night as he became the only MLB player to hit 15 home runs in a season while also pitching 50 innings since baseball legend Babe Ruth in 1919. While this is a very select club for MLB players, the Negro Leagues Museum Twitter account…

Big Sexy Career Milestone Watch: 246 Wins

Texas Rangers SP Bartolo "Big Sexy" Colón continued his milestone season on Tuesday night, surpassing the career victories record for Latin American-born pitchers set by Nicaraguan Dennis "El Presidente" Martínez with his 246th win, which came over the Seattle Mariners by a score of 11-4. The Dominican-born pitcher was behind early in the game after…

Big Sexy Career Milestone Watch: 244 Wins

As I predicted, on Monday night, Texas Rangers SP Bartolo Colón notched his latest career milestone with victory number 244, surpassing high-kicking Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal to become the winningest Dominican-born pitcher in major league history. Colón now has the second-most wins of any Latin American pitcher, behind four-time All-Star Dennis Martínez, born…

Big Sexy Career Milestone Watch: 2,500 Strikeouts

On Tuesday night, Bartolo "Big Sexy" Colón took the hill for the Texas Rangers against the Los Angeles Dodgers in an interleague matchup for his 14th appearance this year. His longevity and success has allowed him to close in on some major milestones during his 21st major-league season, including most victories for a Dominican-born pitcher…