The Value of Versatility

 

Glancing Back, and Remembering Denis Menke

Denis Menke could – and did – play any position other than the battery at the major league level. He was a shortstop who could hit with authority and occasional power. And he was a utility player who, for most of his career, was too good to be a backup. Continue reading

Going Goo Goo

 

Glancing Back, and Remembering Gary Geiger

Gary Geiger was a speedy outfielder who managed to string together a 12-season major league career despite several injuries and physical ailments that limited his performance on the field. Nevertheless, he was a talented athlete with speed on the base paths, and a fan favorite wherever he played. Continue reading

Two Yanks Named Joe

 

This Week in 1960s Baseball

(May 23, 1962) Joe Pepitone homered twice to become the second player in Yankee history to hit two home runs in the same inning. The Bronx Bombers score nine times in the eighth inning of a 13-7 rout of the Kansas City Athletics. Continue reading