PostHeaderIcon Famous Hokies that Played in the Major League

The Virginia Tech Hokies baseball team has been very successful throughout the history of the program. The Hokies baseball team has been able to win over 2,000 games and advance to the NCAA Tournament nine times since the team was created in 1895. While they have never been able to take home the national championship, Virginia Tech has produced several great players in the MLB.

The most recognizable Virginia Tech Hokie that has played in the MLB is probably Joe Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Virginia Tech Hokies: Stats, Standouts and Stars

The Virginia Tech Hokies have a baseball team full of gifted athletes. Perhaps the best player on the team right now is third baseman, Chad Pinder. The season is still young, but Pinder leads the Hokies with a batting average of .385. He also leads the team in on base percentage and runs batted in, which makes him the most valuable hitter thus far. Pinder is being looked at by MLB scouts. There’s a good chance that he eventually gets drafted by an MLB team. His presence on the Hokies provides a huge boost to the overall Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Famous Marlins that Played in the Magor League

The Marlins are the collegiate baseball team of Virginia Wesleyan University, located in Norfolk, Virginia. The school fields a competitive team every year at the Division 3 level. Historically the Marlins have not been known for producing top-tier talent despite their competitiveness at the college level. However in the school’s history a handful of the best Marlins players have gone on to see some taste of the major leagues, though only in small amounts.

Perhaps the most famous Marlin who made it deeper into baseball was Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Virginia Wesleyan Marlins: Stats, Standouts and Stars

The Virginia Wesleyan Marlins are one of the most exciting teams in college baseball. They routinely put on a great show for all of their fans, and many people include Marlins games among their fondest memories each summer. With the kind of players they have, it’s no wonder the Marlins are such a popular team to watch.

The Virginia Wesleyan marlins feature three very fluid hitters in their lineup. In the outfield, the Marlins are pleased to have the services of Shayne Paskanik. The junior slugger is one Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Famous Cavaliers that Played in the Major League

The University of Virginia has produced a number of baseball players that have appeared in the Major Leagues, including several high-impact players in recent years. To find the most successful big league pitcher that’s ever come out of UVA, you’ll have to go all the way back to early in the 20th century. Eppa Rixey, a Cavalier in 1911 and 1912, won 266 big league games over 21 seasons and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. For a time, he held the all-time Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon University of Virginia Cavaliers: Stats, Standouts and Stars

The University of Virginia baseball team is coming off of a great season in 2011. They had one of their best results ever in the College World Series by winning their Super Regional and then getting 3rd place overall in the tournament as well. This all capped of a very successful regular season in which they won both the conference regular season and the conference tournament championships as well. They finished with an overall record of 56-12 and a conference record of 22-8.

Their leaders on offense were John Hicks and Steve Proscia. Hicks Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Best Nationals Players RIGHT NOW

Sure it’s football season but if you’re sick of your direct tv NFL Sunday Ticket you’ve got to switch over and catch an old school Nationals game on your baseball stations! There has been a lot of talent on the team through the years and some players are worth noting:
Bryce Harper: He’s an outfielder and he’s got an arm like few have seen before. He’s a Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Top 5 Washington Nationals Infielders of All Time

These are the best infielders that have worn the Washington Nationals’ uniform, based on what they did for the team.
5- Felipe Lopez, SS. 49 SB in 3 years made him part of this list.
4- Cristian Guzman, SS. Not the best defensive shortstop, but his .316 in ’08 was impressive.
3- Adam Dunn, 1B. 38 HR and 103 RBI in ’10, his first and only season as a full time 1B. Dunn was a very criticized sign, however his 76 HR Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Top 5 Washington Nationals Outfielders of All Time

While not one of the most storied franchises in baseball history, the Nationals/Expos have fielded some excellent individual talent over the years.
Warren Cromartie teamed with Andre Dawson in the late 70′s to make one of the longest ranged outfields in their era. Both had monster arms, and could throw a baserunner out from practically anywhere in the ballpark. A career .280 hitter for the Expos, Cromartie led the league in assists in the 1978 season.
Ken Singleton, while maintaining an above average career, had one great season in 1973. He batted .302, knocked 23 homeruns and drove in 103. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Top 5 Washington Nationals Pitchers of All Time

One of the truest statements regarding baseball is ‘defense wins championships.’ Because of this, it is vital to a team’s success to invest in qualities pitchers. Here is a list of the top five Washington Nationals:

5. John Lannan – currently in the rotation for the Nats, looking to make gains with each season

4. Livan Hernandez – career that spans from 1996 to current, Hernandez is back on the Nationals, bring with him his 26-25 record and a 3.41 ERA.

3. Javier Vasquez – Vasquez played for the Nationals – then called the Expos – from 1998 to 2003 and amassed a 50-45 record and Read the rest of this entry »