“It’s a park that could make you a hero or a bum.”
– Stan Musial on the Polo Grounds, 1957
Stan Musial was truly one of the most consistently great hitters baseball has ever seen. With a lifetime average of .331, his slumps were like comets—showing up every few years, then disappearing in [...]
Number crunchers call him an “out maker.” But that’s not keeping J-Roll from helping the Philadelphia Phillies become an offensive powerhouse.
It’s baseball’s newest insult, along the lines of being labeled “one-dimensional” or having “warning track power.”
The Out Maker.
Baseball followers have grown to the idea that “not making outs” at [...]