Boston Red Soxs
New York Yankees
Tampa Devil Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
Chicago White Soxs
Kansas City Royals
New York Mets
St. Louis Cardinals
During the Roaring Twenties it was a good time for America. One of
the biggest hero's of all was a man they called "the Babe." During 1927,
Babe Ruth along with Lou Gehrig formed an awesome Yankee lineup called
"Murderers Row." Many did call the 1927 Yankees the greatest
team in baseball. In four strait games they swept the World Series.
On October 29th, 1929 after Ruths record blast, the New York Stock
market crashed with a painful thud and that's when the Roaring Twenties
was over. One of his most famous sentences was "I HIT BIG OR I MISS BIG.
I LIKE TO LIVE AS BIG AS I CAN."
1998 MAJOR LEAGUE
MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS
American League: Juan Gonzalez, Texas Rangers
National League: Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs
CY YOUNG AWARD WINNERS( TOP PITCHER)
American League: Roger Clemens, Toronto Blue Jays (joined New York Yankees, 1999)
National League: Tom Glavine, Atlanta Braves
ROOKIES OF THE YEAR
American League: Ben Grieve, Oakland Athletics
National League: Kerry wood, Chicago Cubs
American League: Bernie Williams, New York Yankees, .339
National League: Larry Walker, Colorado Rockies, .363
HOME RUN LEADERS
American League: Ken Griffey, Jr., Seattle Mariners, 56
EXTRA BASEBALL FACTS
Red Sox player Roger Clemens was the highest paid baseball player on February 8, 1991. His contract paid an average of $5.3 million dollars per season. Roger Clemens switched baseball teams and started playing for the Toronto Blue Jays and in 1999 he switched again to play for the New York Yankees. Today in the year 2,000 Roger Clemens still plays baseball for the New York Yankees.
Kevin Brown is now the highest paid player. He earns an average of $15 million per season.
In 1998 one of the most exciting seasons of baseball was played. Mark McGwire of the St.Lous Cardinals set a new record for hitting 70 home runs in one season.
In 1939 in Cooperstown ,New York the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum opened. To be nominated for membership, players must be retired from baseball for at least 5 years. If you would like to write to the Baseball Hall of Fame there address is Po Box 590, Cooperstown, NY 13326 and the phone # is (607)574-7200 and the tool free # is (888)425-5633 and the web site is www.baseballhalloffame.org.