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October 04, 2004 | Rick Reilly
Did you know that 49.2% of all statistics are misleading? It's true. Take, for instance, Seattle Mariners leadoff hitter Ichiro Suzuki and his quest to break the 84year-old record of 257 hits in a season, set by...
June 05, 1961 | Tex Maule
He's the best kind, says Pittsburgh Coach George Sisler, who doesn't like 'guessers'
April 12, 1971
George Sisler, who hit .420 in 1922 and had a lifetime batting average of .340, "would simply feel a sense of sorrow," Branch Rickey once said, "for anybody who disagreed with him about hitting." The estimable Mr....
August 05, 1985 | Henry Hecht
For the last few years, the White Sox in general—and Carlton Fisk in particular—have had a reputation for taking their sweet time to play baseball, a rap that angered manager Tony LaRussa whenever the subject was...
December 23, 1985 | Patsy Ruth Miller
When Pete Rose finally broke Ty Cobb's record I was glad for Rose, but I felt a twinge of regret that Cobb was no longer the greatest ballplayer of all time. And when I read some of the descriptions of Cobb in the...