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Sidearming His Way to the Majors: How Reliever Greg Burke Reinvented His Pitching Career

Ben Berkon | Posted 08.14.2013 | Sports
Ben Berkon

Despite originally being selected by the New York Mets as the 1262nd overall pick in the 2000 draft, Burke instead opted to attend Duke University. Yet, after graduating, no major league organization came knocking.

How Important Is Luck in Baseball?

Ben Berkon | Posted 08.05.2013 | Sports
Ben Berkon

To this day, many New York Yankees fans still gleefully speak of Aaron Small, who despite owning a 5.49 ERA (and 82 ERA+) from 1994 to 2004, somehow rolled out a 3.20 ERA and 10-0 record as a 33-year-old with the Bombers in 2005.

Of Dice and Men

Jeff Polman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jeff Polman

I first see the line while crossing Fifth Avenue: dozens of grown men in multi-colored parkas and baseball caps, waiting in sub-freezing temperatures to honor their hero. I won't lie. I'm one of them.