1. Miguel Cotto Vs. Joshua Clottey: Which Cotto Will Show Up?

    In a welterweight division where six of the top 10 are 31 years of age or older, the boxing world will focus on the third- and sixth-ranked fighters in the world Saturday...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 607 reads 13 comments

  2. The Top 10 Highest Voting Percentages In Baseball's Hall Of Fame

    The National Baseball Hall of Fame is probably the dream of every kid who puts on a Little League uniform. To someday be standing in front of all the members who are still alive and in decent ...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 7,203 reads 14 comments

  3. MLB History 101: Moe Berg / The Spy Who Loved Baseball

    Morris Berg was born on East 121st Street in Manhattan on March 2, 1902. to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents, Bernard Berg, a druggist, and Rose Tashker. Moe was their third and last child...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 716 reads 20 comments

  4. The Top 10 Third Basemen in Baseball's Hall of Fame

    Installment No.5 takes us over to third base, if you are scoring. Unfortunately, the Hall of Fame currently has only 13 Third Basemen, three of whom are from the Negro League, therefore 10. So, I am rating the top to the bottom...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 3,991 reads 45 comments

  5. MLB Rookies of the Year Gone Wild!

    The Rookie of the Year Award was established in 1947. For the first two years, it was given to the best Rookie in the Major Leagues. Then, in 1949 the sportswriters voted for the best rookies in each league...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 409 reads 9 comments

  6. The Top 10 Second Basemen in Baseball's Hall of Fame

    Here we are at installment four of my “Cooperstown’s Best” series. We are going to talk second basemen today. Stereotypical fireplugs like Nellie Fox...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 1,334 reads 74 comments

  7. CINCINNATI REDS DUGOUT: Laynce Nix Needs to Play Every Day

    The Reds have been looking for someone to step up while Joey Votto is on a two-week R&R. They may have found him last night. Laynce Nix hit his fifth and sixth home runs of the season, powering Cincinnati to a 9-3 thumping of the first-place St...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 455 reads 8 comments

  8. The Top 10 First Basemen in Baseball's Hall of Fame

    I believe choosing the best first baseman in the Hall of Fame is probably the toughest one of all. I mean, look at who you have to choose between: Anson, Foxx, Gehrig, Greenberg, Mize, Sisler, Killebrew, Brouthers…...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 1,238 reads 73 comments

  9. CINCINNATI REDS DUGOUT: Bullpen Shines!

    Edinson Volquez started his first game last night, against the St. Louis Cardinals after coming back from the 15-day disabled list. He had been suffering from back spasms and it showed...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 120 reads 4 comments

  10. The Top 10 Catchers in Baseball's Hall of Fame

    Being a catcher is one of the most unappreciated jobs on the diamond. When I was a kid, stereotypical catchers were short, squat, and not a real good hitter. If you could get one to bat .260 it was a good thing...

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  11. CINCINNATI REDS DUGOUT: Is 15 Days Enough For Joey Votto?

    As I wrote in my article yesterday, it appeared to me that Joey Votto’s malady was more than dizziness. In a move to help Votto overcome this health problem, the Reds have placed him on the 15 day DL...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 743 reads 28 comments

  12. Cincinnati Reds Dugout: What Is REALLY Wrong with Joey Votto?

    Joey Votto has developed a health crisis this season. Of the 47 games the Reds have played thus far, Joey has already missed eight of them and has had to come out of games as least twice...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 1,936 reads 3 comments

  13. The Top 10 Starting Pitchers in Baseball's Hall of Fame

    There are some great pitchers in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Of course there are some who arguably don’t even belong there...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 423 reads 82 comments

  14. Cincinnati Reds Dugout: What Will They Do With Edwin Encarnacion?

    With Edwin Encarnacion almost ready to come off the Disabled List, Dusty and the rest of the Brass will have some big decisions to make. Edwin is not off to a spectacular start, hitting only ...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 485 reads 6 comments

  15. Was Herb Score the Best Pitcher MLB Could Have Seen?

    When I was a seven or eight-year-old kid growing up in West Virginia, I was always playing baseball, sometimes with others, and at times alone. I would go through the motions of pitching, as though I were in a real game...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 176 reads 34 comments

  16. How Does David Ortiz's HR Drought Compare to MLB History?

    In light of David Ortiz recent home run slump I thought it would be interesting to lift the veil from the archives and see how he stacks up with other Major League Sluggers...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 656 reads 6 comments

  17. Cincinnati Reds Classic '60s: Jerry Lynch

    Jerry Lynch was born on Thursday, July 17, 1930, in Bay City, Mich. In 1950 at age 19, Lynch began his pro career in the Minor Leagues with the Greenville Bucks of the Cotton State League (a class ‘C’ independent league)...

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  18. The Cincinnati Reds Do Not Need Homer Bailey

    I think the time has come to realize that Homer Bailey is not going to be the money pitcher that the Reds management hoped he would become. In his major league career, all with the Reds, Bailey is 4-8 with a 7...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 500 reads 8 comments

  19. MLB History 101: Cap Anson

    Cap Anson was born April 17, 1852 in Marshalltown, Iowa, as Adrian Constantine Anson. He later would be called “Cap” which was a short name for Captain...

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  20. MLB History 101: Jack Chesbro

    (Author's note: This is the first in a series of articles designed to educate the younger readers about some of the greats from years gone by.) Jack Chesbro does not hold the Major League record for wins in a season, as most people believe...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 181 reads 4 comments

  21. MLB's Top 10 Best Overall Offensive Seasons in History

    There has been a boat load full of players over the years in Major League Baseball. Some have played in excess of 25 years. Some have put up exceptional numbers, some more than once...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 2,209 reads 30 comments

  22. MLB Dictionary: What Is a Freak Year?

    A Freak Year is a year in which a player does so much better during one particular season that is yells at you to look at it. There are many instances I could have used here, I could have done at least 15-20, but I thought it best to keep it at five...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 198 reads 6 comments

  23. What Is in a Number? Greatness, if It's No. 5

    What is the importance of a number on a baseball jersey? How long have they been wearing numbers? All teams began wearing numbers on their jerseys in 1937 though some wore them inconsistently prior to that...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 841 reads 10 comments

  24. The Top 10 Nominees for the Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2010

    This is not a list of who I think belongs in the Hall of Fame. This is a list showing the way I think the BBWAA will vote. I know some think that the “Crime Dog” should be admitted post haste...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 910 reads 10 comments

  25. Bleacher Report Etiquette: Is There Any?

    I guess I am still considered a newbie here at Bleacher Report, so my words don’t have many teeth with them. I enjoy writing! Did you hear me, or read me, or something? I absolutely love to write...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 5 years ago 93 reads 25 comments