Topic: Kenny Lofton

January 11, 2013

In the final installment of #KennyLoftonWeek, Eric Nusbaum discusses Kenny's career as a Cleveland Indian. Both the Cleveland Indian he was, and the Cleveland Indian he could have been. 

January 10, 2013

In our penultimate installment for Kenny Lofton Week, Asher Kohn tells the story of a boy from the godforsaken suburbs of Chicago (one with a unique flavor of godforsaken), APBA Pro Baseball -- the hipster's Strat-o-matic -- and basketball shorts with "CATS" on the side. 

January 9, 2013

I never saw a highlight of that Kenny Lofton home run, never saw the celebratory beatdown or the perfunctory shot of the crowd going bonkers. I never felt like I needed to, either, because I could then and can still see now Kenny Lofton hitting a home run without much recourse to my imagination.

January 9, 2013

Kenny Lofton Week continues with Adam Doster's recollection of Thanksgiving weekend in 1987. It was then that -- after the University of Arizona men's basketball team flew to Anchorage, Ala. for the 10th annual Great Alaska Shootout -- sophomore wing Harvey Mason Jr. learned two things about his Wildcats: They could beat any team in the country, and their backup point guard, Kenny Lofton, could chuck snowballs at ludicrous speeds.

January 8, 2013

For the second installment in our weeklong celebration of all things Kenny Lofton, Chris Collision recalls the tall tales told by his old professor about the venerable outfielder, which raised more questions than they answered. Was this professor a millionaire? A swinger? A genius? Whatever the case, this man knew a great ballplayer when he saw one.

January 7, 2013

For the first part of our weeklong celebration of all things Kenny Lofton , we present an excerpt on the illustrious outfielder from the Cleveland Indians (and many, many, many other teams) from the excellent e-book The Hall of Nearly Great.