Sandy Alderson addressed the baseball players on Tuesday. When he finished speaking the players stood and cheered him on, some of them fighting tears. Read more from 49’s Fastball.
With nine pitchers, the manager and pitching coach may find it difficult to allocate bullpen innings because circumstances dictate whom you bring into the game. Read more from Larry Dierker’s Rule!
Originally posted in the Houston Chronicle in 1996, Larry Dierker reflects on the triumphs of Dwight “Doc” Gooden with his Dad. As such, Larry also reflects on his relationship with his own Father. Enjoy “Fathers and Sons” from 49’s Fastball!
When it comes to baseball history, nostalgia, and record tracking, no one presents it quite like Larry Dierker. Read more on what he's been noticing about Verlander and a recent Houston game.
In baseball, a blowout is called a “laugher.” Once you get way ahead everyone can relax. I did as a player. As a manager, it was different. Larry Dierker of 49’s Fastball, reflects on some not-so-funny game moments.
Larry hadn't spent a Mother’s Day with his Mom since he went away to play ball fifty years ago. Here, he reflects on his Mom and how she was an amazing inspiration in his life.
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Larry Dierker's Recap of the first month of the 2018 ball season-- his take on ESPN's article "What You Need to Know about MLB's All-or-Nothing April."
Legendary Pitcher, Writer, MLB Broadcast Announcer and Houston Astros’ Manager Larry Dierker shares his opinions in Right Hand, Left Brain & Vice Versa! Read more and freely share your opinions in this interactive 49’s Fastball commentary.
Daniel J. “Rusty” Staub passed away recently, just two days before his seventy fourth birthday and on the opening day of the 2018 baseball season. The lives he touched stretch from coast to coast, including old teammate and good friend, Larry Dierker's.