Jackie Robinson

The Great Roberto Clemente: #Retire21 Today is Roberto Clemente Day in Major League Baseball. The nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award will be honored on this day and the winner announced in October as voted upon by the fans and members of the media. Originally instituted in 1971 and known as the Commissioner’s Award, the award was renamed in 1973, after Clemente’s tragic death on New Year’s Eve 1972. He would have been 81 this year, his birthday being just weeks ago on August 18. He passed at the age of 38. Clemente has his own day in Major League […]

Retire #21: Another Roberto Clemente Story (but better!)

richie martin
The Oakland Athletics selected shortstop Richie Martin from the University of Florida with the 20th overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft. Martin is the just the 16th player from the University of Florida to ever be picked in the first round. However, since 2012 under head coach Kevin O’Sullivan four of those 16 players, including Martin, have been selected in the first round.  Before actually turning pro Martin, who leads the Gators in runs (59), stolen bases (20) and walks (33), looks to help lead the University of Florida to the College World Series Title. The College World Series […]

A’s select SS Richie Martin with the 20th overall pick ...