Gary Sheffield

New York Mets #10 - Left Field

  • Born: 11/18/68
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 215

Hitting for power and making contact

Baseball's best power hitters rarely possess elite contact ability. Over the past 40 years, which hitters have best paired power with the ability to not strike out?

More players will face the HOF cap dilemma

National Baseball Hall of Fame cap logo waffling will be rampant in coming years. We look at players who will have a dilemma on their hands and their heads.

Sheff Turns 45: Ten Cards of Number Ten

This is the second time in about three weeks that I've compiled a 10-card post on the birthday of someone who wore number 10 with the Padres. Bip Roberts got the treatment for his fiftieth birthday, and now it's Gary Sheffield's turn in honor of his.

History: Marlins complete sweep of SF in '97 NLDS

On this day in team history, Florida rode a grand slam from Devon White to a 6-2 victory over the Giants in Game 3 of the 1997 NLDS. The victory completed a sweep for the Marlins in their first-ever playoff series, sending them to the NLCS.

History: Rapp, offense dominate in 1995 blowout

On this day in history, Pat Rapp tamed the hitter-friendly confines of Coors Field, hurling a complete-game, one-hit shutout against the Rockies. The Marlins' bats were just as impressive in the 17-0 win, their most lopsided victory of the season.

Vlad Calls It A Day and Retires

The 2004 American League MVP and Angel favorite retires after battling knee issues.

History: Sheffield delivers walk-off win in 1997

On this day in team history, the Marlins got a walk-off home run from Gary Sheffield to keep their winning streak alive during the 1997 pennant race. By doing so, Florida also completed a sweep of the Orioles, the best team in baseball at that point.

The Hall of Fame-ish hitter and the ace reliever

Did Gary Sheffield turn Jason Grilli from a journeyman relief pitcher into one of baseball's best closers?

20 Years Ago Today: The Sheffield - Hoffman Trade

The San Diego fire sale of 1993 was already well under way this day twenty years ago, when new GM Randy Smith sent young superstar Gary Sheffield and reliever Rich Rodriguez to the Marlins for...

Happy Birthday, Andres Berumen...

Happy forty-second birthday to reliever Andres Berumen, who spent his entire major league career with San Diego. Acquired from the Marlins in the 1993 Gary Sheffield trade along with Jose Martinez...

Prospect Smackdown: Javier Baez v. Xander Bogaerts

Chicago Cubs prospect Javier Baez takes on Boston Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts in the latest Prospect Smackdown

First Oblique Reference of 2013 (News and Notes)

If you had Joe Smith in your oblique pool, then you win! Also, the Piazza/Clemens mound fight that could have been, Trevor Bauer's teammate had some parting shots for him, and the Yankees (sniff) seem to be having problems selling tickets.

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