Gregory Levinsky Detroit Free Press Published 1:04 PM EDT Jun 18, 2019 Michigan baseball's success in the College World Series got us to thinking. And so, here's our list of the 10 best Wolverines in program history: 1. Barry Larkin Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012, Larkin helped lead U-M to its most recent College World Series appearance in 1984 and was named Big Ten player of the year twice and helped the USA to the silver medal in the 1984 Olympics. The 1995 National League MVP finished his 19-year career with 12 All-Star appearances, nine Silver Slugger trophies and three Gold Gloves and a career .295 average. 2. George Sisler A member of the first ever Hall of Fame class, "Gorgeous George" won the 1922 American League MVP during his 15-year career and was a .340 career hitter. According to U-M, he batted around .445 for his college career, also pitched, and earned All-American honors. More: Jordan Nwogu can laugh after his … [Read more...] about Michigan baseball: The 10 best Wolverines of all time
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Welcome to the Monday edition of The Cooler, where this is none of my business, but … let’s get to it: *My dad was in Minneapolis to visit this weekend, and as is common our conversation turned to baseball. It was Sunday night, and I had given him a book of famous baseball photographs as an early Christmas present, and one of them featured an aging Ted Williams having a conversation in the mid-1980s with two of the best hitters of that era: Don Mattingly and Wade Boggs. My dad asked if Mattingly was in the Hall of Fame, and I said “no,” but then I hopped onto Baseball Reference to confirm my answer (it was correct) and started rattling off Donnie Baseball’s stats. He was a career .307 hitter, had four unbelievable seasons as part of a very good six-year prime and continued to be a contributor until his retirement. He won one MVP award, could have won another, and nabbed nine Gold Gloves at first base. Mattingly is a borderline candidate, we both agreed, … [Read more...] about How in the world did Harold Baines get elected to the baseball Hall of Fame?
Lynn Henning The Detroit News Published 4:32 PM EST Nov 20, 2018 Timelines. Tigers timelines. People wonder when life at Comerica Park will resemble those days when Detroit’s baseball crowd reveled in Verlander and Scherzer and Ordonez and Pudge and Guillen, with a prime-time Cabrera anchoring the whole playoff-destined team. The harsh news: It won’t happen for a while. The better news: It should be an entertaining era getting there, at least once 2020 arrives. A candid estimate for the Tigers’ next playoff year would be 2024. That sounds like eternity, but in baseball’s world, it’s about the time required to rebuild with talent and with maturity once a team can begin to reconstruct, which in the Tigers’ unique case, really couldn’t begin until mid-season of 2017. It takes 5-7 years, in most instances, for a ground-up rebuild to pay off. The Tigers are looking at a full and extended forecast, in part because they … [Read more...] about When will the Detroit Tigers contend again? Here’s a possible timeline
The D.C. Memo is a weekly recap of Washington political news, journalism, and opinion, delivered with an eye toward what matters for Minnesota. Sign up to get it in your inbox every Thursday. This week, new lawmakers-to-be arrived on Capitol Hill, a group that included five Minnesotans, a diverse class of Democrats, and a lot of dudes named Mike and Mark. President Trump grappled with setback in a way we can all relate to: holing up in his room, getting irritable with those around him, and yelling at the British prime minister for no reason. This week in Washington Greetings from Washington, where the conventional wisdom about last week’s midterms — along with more than a few results — has shifted: what was looking like a pretty good election for Democrats has shaped up into a rout in the U.S. House, and an impressive hold in the U.S. Senate, all things considered. Flashback to last week: Democrats had won a House majority but not a commanding one. They were on track … [Read more...] about D.C. Memo: This new attorney general will make you feel revitalized and healthier than ever!
PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:07 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. From top left: Jenna Ackerley, Anne Beckett-Allen, Katie Bannister, Jane Basham, Dayle Bayliss, Shayra Begum, Nicola Beach, Adele Bellis and Professor Emma Bond Pictures: WENDY AIKEN PHOTOGRAPHY/EDF ENERGY/BARRY ELEY/PHILIP MYNOTT/SUFFOLK COUNTY COUCIL/UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLKJenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women