1. mlb:

Scott Downs will pump you UP.

    mlb:

    Scott Downs will pump you UP.

    Reblogged from: mlb
  2. royals:

There’s nothing better than a 12th inning #walkoff at #TheK! #TakeTheCrown

Look at how close Donaldson is to making that play. Six months and 163 games, and it all comes down to fractions of seconds and millimetres.

    royals:

    There’s nothing better than a 12th inning #walkoff at #TheK! #TakeTheCrown

    Look at how close Donaldson is to making that play. Six months and 163 games, and it all comes down to fractions of seconds and millimetres.

    Reblogged from: baseball-heaven
  3. obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: The Handshake That Shook Baseball
On April 8, 1946, as Jackie Robinson stepped to the plate for the Montreal Royals history was made. He became the first black man to play professional baseball with white teammates and opponents in over 60 years*. The color barrier was broken.
But that did not mean that the baseball world was ready to move on. During his career Mr. Robinson would suffer the jeers, taunts, and insults from fans and players alike. Their racist vitriol poured over him as he traveled from city to city. 
But on that April afternoon in Jersey City, NJ, there was a glimpse of teamwork and kindness. In the third inning, Mr. Robinson stepped up to the plate with two men on and crushed a three-run home run. As he came around to score, George Shuba, the player on deck, walked to home plate, and shook Mr. Robinson’s hand. The image was captured by an Associated Press photographer and went national. Mr. Shuba’s decision to shake Mr. Robinson’s hand showed that at least some players weren’t just going to tolerate black teammates but celebrate them.^
Mr. Shuba would later join Mr. Robinson in Brooklyn, playing parts of seven seasons for the Dodgers. His highlight, like the rest of Brooklyn’s players and fandom, was the team’s lone World Series championship in 1955. Mr. Shuba retired from baseball after winning it all.
He returned to his home in Youngstown, where he played baseball with black children growing up, and worked for the US Postal Service. He kept only one piece of memorabilia from his baseball career - a framed copy of the April 8, 1946 photo.
George Shuba died on September 29, 2014 at the age of 89.
Sources: NY Times, LA Times, baseball-reference.com
(Image of George Shuba shaking hands with Jackie Robinson as he crosses the plate after hitting a three-run home run in his first professional game on April 8, 1946. The image is copyright of the Associated Press and courtesy of the NY Times.)
* Moses Fleetwood Walker played one season with the Toledo Bluestockings of the American Association in 1884, and was later joined by his brother Weldy Walker. Five years later after complaints from white players led by future Hall of Famer Cap Anson, major and minor league officials voted to stop offering professional contracts to black players.
^ The next season a similar moment occurred when Dodgers shortstop Pee Wee Reese, a noted Southerner, put his arm on Mr. Robinson’s shoulder (or his hand, there is no photograph of the moment) during some of the worst of the verbal attacks in Cincinnati. There is a statue commemorating the moment outside of the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league park.

    obitoftheday:

    Obit of the Day: The Handshake That Shook Baseball

    On April 8, 1946, as Jackie Robinson stepped to the plate for the Montreal Royals history was made. He became the first black man to play professional baseball with white teammates and opponents in over 60 years*. The color barrier was broken.

    But that did not mean that the baseball world was ready to move on. During his career Mr. Robinson would suffer the jeers, taunts, and insults from fans and players alike. Their racist vitriol poured over him as he traveled from city to city. 

    But on that April afternoon in Jersey City, NJ, there was a glimpse of teamwork and kindness. In the third inning, Mr. Robinson stepped up to the plate with two men on and crushed a three-run home run. As he came around to score, George Shuba, the player on deck, walked to home plate, and shook Mr. Robinson’s hand. The image was captured by an Associated Press photographer and went national. Mr. Shuba’s decision to shake Mr. Robinson’s hand showed that at least some players weren’t just going to tolerate black teammates but celebrate them.^

    Mr. Shuba would later join Mr. Robinson in Brooklyn, playing parts of seven seasons for the Dodgers. His highlight, like the rest of Brooklyn’s players and fandom, was the team’s lone World Series championship in 1955. Mr. Shuba retired from baseball after winning it all.

    He returned to his home in Youngstown, where he played baseball with black children growing up, and worked for the US Postal Service. He kept only one piece of memorabilia from his baseball career - a framed copy of the April 8, 1946 photo.

    George Shuba died on September 29, 2014 at the age of 89.

    Sources: NY Times, LA Times, baseball-reference.com

    (Image of George Shuba shaking hands with Jackie Robinson as he crosses the plate after hitting a three-run home run in his first professional game on April 8, 1946. The image is copyright of the Associated Press and courtesy of the NY Times.)

    * Moses Fleetwood Walker played one season with the Toledo Bluestockings of the American Association in 1884, and was later joined by his brother Weldy Walker. Five years later after complaints from white players led by future Hall of Famer Cap Anson, major and minor league officials voted to stop offering professional contracts to black players.

    ^ The next season a similar moment occurred when Dodgers shortstop Pee Wee Reese, a noted Southerner, put his arm on Mr. Robinson’s shoulder (or his hand, there is no photograph of the moment) during some of the worst of the verbal attacks in Cincinnati. There is a statue commemorating the moment outside of the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league park.

    Reblogged from: mlboffseason
  4. literallyunbelievable:

shame on you Michael Phelps

    literallyunbelievable:

    shame on you Michael Phelps

    Reblogged from: literallyunbelievable
  5. this-day-in-baseball:

September 29, 1993
George Brett plays his last game at Kauffman Stadium, and after the Royals’ 3-2 ninth inning walk off victory, a post-game tribute is held to honor the future Hall of Famer. At the conclusion of the ceremony, with fireworks lighting up the sky, the KC third baseman circles the stadium in a golf cart and then kneels down and kisses home plate.

    this-day-in-baseball:

    September 29, 1993
    George Brett plays his last game at Kauffman Stadium, and after the Royals’ 3-2 ninth inning walk off victory, a post-game tribute is held to honor the future Hall of Famer. At the conclusion of the ceremony, with fireworks lighting up the sky, the KC third baseman circles the stadium in a golf cart and then kneels down and kisses home plate.

    Reblogged from: this-day-in-baseball
  6. captainlatte:

    Stuff I saw #BlueJays #Mariners Sep 23 … the walk up music of a hot hitting line up. Probably … the guy with the crown can’t even look at Felix … Cano and Reyes have a lol … Saunders has one too - it’s his country, after all … Pompey smacked a tater all the way to Mississauga and the locals rejoiced … ohai George Kottaras, lookin fresh after slaving over a hot bullpen … Sanchez is a little derpy, but he’s our derp. You can’t have him. Even if we were officially eliminated tonight despite the monster win.

    Reblogged from: captainlatte
  7. sfgiants:

This kiss will have to wait until the winter. 

    sfgiants:

    This kiss will have to wait until the winter. 

    Reblogged from: sfgiants
  8. Reblogged from: stay-------gold
  9. Reblogged from: baseball-heaven
  10. this-day-in-baseball:

September 19, 1980
George Brett goes 2-for-4 in the Royals’ 13-3 victory over the A’s. Brett’s two singles keep his batting average at .400, the latest date in the season the plateau has been reached since the feat was last accomplished in 1941 by Ted Williams.

    this-day-in-baseball:

    September 19, 1980

    George Brett goes 2-for-4 in the Royals’ 13-3 victory over the A’s. Brett’s two singles keep his batting average at .400, the latest date in the season the plateau has been reached since the feat was last accomplished in 1941 by Ted Williams.

    Reblogged from: this-day-in-baseball
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