One broken bat is cool, but five broken bats is basically an event.
Sports Illustrated’s national cover this week features Kevin Durant and his drive to leave second place in the dust. The regional cover in New England celebrates Boston’s resolve.
The 1916 Red Sox finished the season with an American League-best 91-63 record and defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in five games to win the World Series. As a unit, the Red Sox hit only 14 home runs, and Gainer was one of a trio of players to lead the team in home runs with three. Joining him was a 21-year-old pitcher named Babe Ruth, who also led the team with 23 wins and a 1.75 ERA.
Video of the Yankees’ incredible 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 triple play in tonight’s top of the eighth. Love the emotion shown by these early season — dare I say it? — overachievers. What a start by Kevin Youkilis, who’s now hitting .424 and becoming — dare I say this, too? — a quick fan favorite.