Former MLB Star Harold Reynolds Wants “Field of Dreams” Game Played At Historic Negro League Stadium

Former MLB Star Harold Reynolds Wants “Field of Dreams” Game Played At Historic Negro League Stadium

Former All-Star and Gold Glove winner Harold Reynolds, is a staple around the game of baseball and he’s looking to help bring a culturally significant game to a historic stadium.

Reynolds had his success on the field during his 12-year career and he did not miss a beat after retiring and going into the television world.

According to an article from frontofficesports.com,  the MLB Network analyst and the mayor of Paterson, New Jersey, Andre Sayegh, are pushing for a “Field of Dreams”-style game played at the iconic Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson.

This game, if it were to happen, would feature two MLB teams. 

The first “Field of Dreams” game occurred during the 2021 season in Iowa between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox. MLBbros stole the show with Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Tim Anderson bombing away into the cornfields. 

Tim Anderson’s Coming Out Party on Baseball’s Field Of Dreams

And that was a game to remember as our MLBbro Tim Anderson hit a walk-off homer to give the White Sox 9-8 win. The game will happen again during the 2022 season and will feature the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs.

Reynolds made it clear that he wanted to have a “Field of Dreams” game played in Paterson during the inaugural game held in Iowa and now things are starting to move in the right direction.

Hinchcliffe Stadium

For those who are not familiar with Hinchliffe Stadium, this place has a lot of significance. The 10,000-seat stadium was finished in 1932 and was a host site to the historic Negro league.

In March of  2013, the stadium was named a National Historic Landmark. The stadium is undergoing a $94 million renovation project.

“This is something that has to happen for our country. Hinchliffe helped integrate baseball,” Paterson mayor Andre Sayegh said per Front Office Sports.

Sayegh could not have said it any better. This would be a significant accomplishment for an MLB game to take place at a stadium that is rich in baseball history. Acknowledging the contributions to baseball and atrocities endured by Negro League players has been something MLB’s shown a commitment to in recent years.  

There’s no question that Reynolds will do everything he can to make this happen. It could be the first of many games played at historic Negro League sites each season, attracting young, Black baseball players from all over the country, 

Marcus Semien Wins Inaugural MLBbro.com Player Of The Year Award

Marcus Semien Wins Inaugural MLBbro.com Player Of The Year Award

The newest member of the Texas Rangers, Marcus Semien, had a 2021 season to remember with the Toronto Blue Jays.

And it is our pleasure to announce that Semien was named MLBbro.com’s Player of the Year for his outstanding performance in the field.

Semien edged out Cedric Mullins and Aaron Judge for the award, voted on by MLBbro staff members.

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We have had a blast covering our MLBbros this season, and the fact that we are able to have this award is very special.

If you watched Semien this past season, you’ll see that he was a walking highlight reel.

Semien’s career was already on an upward trajectory before the Oakland Athletics decided he wasn’t worth a long term investment coming off the COVID season.

Going into the 2021 season, Semien was determined to have a better season and he knew that all he needed was a chance.

When the Blue Jays gave him an opportunity he made the most of it and did not disappoint.

He finished the 2021 season with a .265 batting average, a .334 on base percentage and a .538 slugging percentage, while switching from shortstop to second base.

And let’s not forget his 45 home runs, which broke Davey Johnson’s record for most home runs in a season by a second baseman.

Oh…and he won a Gold Glove Award too. This man was on a mission and his performance got him paid.

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The Rangers decided to sign him to a seven-year contract, worth $175 million.

Semien will now be playing for his third MLB team in three years. But he can call the state of Texas his home for a while.

Texas made sure they jumped on the 2021 All-Star as they have faith he can help turn a 100-loss team around heading into the 2022 season.

There’s no doubt that Semien will provide that spark on the offensive and defensive side for the Rangers.

And he will have the pleasure of playing up the middle alongside another All-Star and World Series champion in SS Corey Seager.

The Rangers are going to make some noise this year with Semien in the lineup and he’ll be ready to show everyone that his 2021 season was a real elevation.

Semien just continues to rack up awards. Congrats on a memorable season and winning the inaugural MLBBro of the Year Award.

Michael Taylor & Marcus Semien Win AL Gold Glove Awards| Web Masters With Soul

Michael Taylor & Marcus Semien Win AL Gold Glove Awards| Web Masters With Soul

Toronto Blue Jays Marcus Semien and Kansas City Royals outfielder Michael Taylor represent the two MLBBros who were announced as Gold Glove Award winners on Sunday.

Let’s tip our caps to these guys who put together incredible fielding seasons.

This award is special for our MLBbros  because it’s their first Gold Glove and don’t be surprised if it’s not their last one either.

Out of the 18 players selected for the award, Semien and Taylor were the only two Black players, representing the American League.

Taylor won the award for the centerfield position and he was a workhorse out there for the Royals.

He led all outfielders in Ultimate Zone Rating (13.3) and led all centerfielders in Defensive Runs Above Average (15.3).

The one-time World Series winner made just three errors in 365 chances, had 11 assists, and finished with a .992 fielding percentage.

Taylor has above average speed and makes really good reads on balls: Just know that if there is a ball hit in the outfield and it’s not leaving the park, Taylor is going to have a good chance tracking it down.

Semien will probably add a Silver Slugger Award to go along with his Gold Glove Award.

This brother had an amazing season and was one of the hottest players in all of baseball from April to October.

In his first season with the Blue Jays, Semien spent most of his time at second base. He broke the record for home runs by a second baseman in an MLB season, but his glove work was just as prominent. Semien definitely had an MVP-caliber season.

He made a total of nine errors in 590 chances, while finishing with 363 assists and a .985 fielding percentage.

Before coming over to Toronto, Semien spent most of his time playing shortstop. Making that transition to second base seemed to work out just fine.

He led all AL second basemen in Ultimate Zone Rating at 6.6. Semien was one player who definitely made a name for himself this season and he quickly became a fan favorite.

Michael Taylor and Marcus Semien did their thing on the field this season and it’s great to see that their efforts did not go unnoticed.

National League pitcher Marcus Stroman was snubbed for his Gold Glove, but the AL got it right with these guys.

Gold Glove Finalists Announced & It Looks Like Two MLBbros Were Snubbed | Where’s Marcus Stroman, Taijuan Walker?

Much respect to both of these players and representing the MLBbros!

Gold Glove Finalists Announced & It Looks Like Two MLBbros Were Snubbed | Where’s Marcus Stroman, Taijuan Walker?

Gold Glove Finalists Announced & It Looks Like Two MLBbros Were Snubbed | Where’s Marcus Stroman, Taijuan Walker?

As the 2021 season nears to a close, that means it’s time for end of season awards.

This is when we found out who the best of the best were in the field. Those webmasters who separated themselves from the rest.

It seems as if two MLBbros were left off the finalists list for the Gold Glove Award.

The National League finalists were: Zach Davies, Max Fried, and Zack Wheeler. Not to throw salt on those pitchers at all, but two of our Bros were deserving of that award.

Marcus Stroman and Taijuan Walker made web gems on the mound all season long in addition to carrying the New York Mets pitching staff as workhorses.

When the finalists were announced, there were a lot of people on social media who were surprised that neither Stroman or Walker were on that list.

And they have a good reason to be surprised.

 

On the mound they competed and did their best to keep their team in ball games, whether that was striking batters out or making plays on the mound.

Marcus Stroman can make plays on the mound

I mean, it doesn’t get much better than this.

For those who aren’t familiar with the term PFP (Pitching fielding position), just watch Stroman on the mound.

He is very quick off the hill and any ball hit anywhere near the mound, you better believe that Stroman will get to it.

Stroman is no stranger to winning Gold Gloves. When he was playing with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2017 he won his first and only Gold Glove.

He finished the 2021 season with a .961 fielding percentage and made only two errors in 51 chances. Stroman also had 29 assists and 20 putouts.

Stroman had a higher fielding percentage than Zach Wheeler (.958), let’s not forget that.

Our MLBbro is arguably the best fielding pitcher in all of baseball. The former high school shortstop is certainly the most athletic.

Taijuan Walker also deserved to be a finalist for the Gold Glove Award.

In his first season with the Mets, Walker certainly made a name for himself, earning his first All-Star nod as an important piece in the Mets’ rotation.

This brother was at the top of the list when it came to Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) at seven. Only Dallas Keuchel was ahead of him in that category with 12.

Like his teammate Stroman, Walker finished the season with a .961 fielding percentage and made two errors in 51 chances.

He had a career-high in putouts (16) and assists (33), but apparently his stats weren’t enough to be named a finalist either.

These two players were exciting to watch this season and played their position well. Stroman and Walker are Gold Glove winners in our books.

MLB needs to give us an explanation on this one.

MLB Season Ends For MLBbros Dave Roberts & Mookie Betts | Atlanta Shocks Dodgers To Advance To World Series

MLB Season Ends For MLBbros Dave Roberts & Mookie Betts | Atlanta Shocks Dodgers To Advance To World Series

There will be a new World Series champion as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the Atlanta Braves in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.

Dave Roberts and his team did not go out without a fight, but in the end, the Braves were just too much this year.

“They outplayed us, plain and simple,” Roberts said after the game.

The game was tied at one going into the bottom of the fourth and Roberts decided to let his starting pitcher Walker Buehler pitch to Eddie Rosario, who would end up hitting a three-run home run.

“I just felt right there, the way Walker was throwing, I expected him to keep going,” he said. “The stuff wasn’t compromised.”

Our MLBbro, Mookie Betts went hitless during Game 6, going 0-for-4 at the plate with two strikeouts.

He had an opportunity to tie the game up or give the Dodgers the lead in the seventh with two runners on, but struck out swinging to end the inning.

An unusual performance for the two-time World series champ.

But looking at his numbers this postseason, this was arguably one his best postseason performances of his career.

He finished with a .319 batting average with five RBI, a home run, and six stolen bases.

Unfortunately, he was not able to come up clutch this series when his team needed him but he had numerous clutch performances this postseason.

Yes people are going to look at how he didn’t deliver when it mattered against the Braves, but that doesn’t discredit how well he played this season.

There were times this season where Betts struggled and was dealing with injuries, but this guy is a baller and he answered the bell numerous times when his number was called.

In his eight year career, Betts has appeared in the playoffs five times and has won a World Series with two different teams.

He has a .272 career batting average in the postseason with a total of 56 hits, four home runs, and 17 RBI.

Our MLBbro has played a lot of baseball during his career and he is poised to have a long career where he will continue to play in more postseasons down the line.

The Dodgers are a team that will always be a contender for a World Series, given the talented player on their roster.

Roberts has been the manager of the Dodgers since 2016 and helped the team win their first World Series since 1988 last season.

You can never count out the Dodgers and they’ll be back to make another World Series run next season.

A huge shout out to Roberts on leading his team to 100 plus wins for the second time in three years and this will not be the end of the Dodgers.