Sanchez’s rate stats were better but Olson is doing it in tougher parks for hitters. Obviously Sanchez is catching and Olson playing the corner, but a dude coming out of the minors to put up these kinds of numbers in the final two months of the season is rare. Part of the reason for the discrepancy in press is that Sanchez was making a strong argument for the Rookie of the Year Award despite playing less than half the season whereas Olson has no shot given what Aaron Judge has done this year.
Two weeks remain in the regular season for the Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, and the rest of Major League Baseball. Already, the Nationals have clinched a spot in the MLB postseason, while the Orioles are still clinging to an outside chance of making it through to one of the two Wild Card spots. If Baltimore were to make the surprise climb they would likely be the third team from the AL East to make the MLB postseason. NATIONAL LEAGUE: Washington is joined by the Los Angeles Dodgers as the only two teams to have claimed a playoff berth in the National League. This past weekend the Dodgers took two out of three in a pivotal series from the Nationals to hold on to the top seed. The lead
Editor's note: Take a look back into The Dallas Morning News archives. For almost 50 years, the Texas Rangers baseball team has called the D-FW area home. While many younger people may take the team for granted, older Rangers fans remember how challenging it was to lure a franchise to the region. On Sept. 18, 1962, four Dallasites pleaded Dallas' case to American League's top brass, but president Joe Cronin and his board were less than enthusiastic. Although rumors flew wildly that Kansas City A's owner Charles Finley had his eye on Dallas, no formal request was ever made. At the end of the presentation, any hopes for a 1963 D-FW team were dashed with Cronin's statement that "there is no sentiment