Arizona Diamondbacks

Respect The Game And It Will Pay You Back

Respect the game and the game will pay you back

Every ballplayer hears the same thing from coaches throughout the beginning of the player’s career. If you respect the game, the game will pay you back. A small fraction of players makes the majors straight out of the draft. Most make the big show after refining their skills for a few seasons in the minor leagues. A few bounce back and forth between the majors and minors before eventually sticking and finding their place. Then there are the players that have enough talent to keep around, but not quite enough to make the jump to the...

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MLB No-Hitter: This First Start Was Memorable.

Some guy pitched a no-hitter

Some guy pitched an MLB no-hitter. His name is Tyler Gilbert. If you don’t know who he is, that’s okay, me either. I’ve been following baseball since 1974. His name has never come up.  There have been a record 8 no-hitters thrown this year. That’s a lot. Like Larry King getting married a lot. The thing that makes Gilbert’s accomplishment for the Arizona Diamondbacks stand out is that it was his first major league start. That’s rare. It’s only happened 4 times since 1876.  The first two times a pitcher hurled an MLB no-hitter in his...

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