Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Greg Luzinski


At 6’1′ and 255 pounds, Luzinski was a well-liked member of the Phillies and a feared slugger who could also hit for average despite striking out frequently. While he was a mediocre defensive left fielder, he hit .300 or better for 3 consecutive seasons during the prime of his career, and was a career .276Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Greg Luzinski”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Dick Allen


He played first and third base and outfield in Major League Baseball and ranked among his sport’s top offensive producers of the 1960s and early 1970s. Most notably playing for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox, he led the American League in home runs twice, and led both leagues in slugging average (the ALContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Dick Allen”

Jake Peavy on the move to Boston


According to published reports: The Boston Red Sox acquired Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox in a three-team deal on Tuesday night that also sent shortstop Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers. The slick-fielding Iglesias provides a nice insurance policy for AL Central-leading Detroit in case Jhonny Peralta is suspended as part of baseball’sContinue reading “Jake Peavy on the move to Boston”