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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Using sports as a date

Cougar sports as dates, ranked

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen reporter February 9, 2023

Pullman is not the busiest town. I think we can all accept that to be true, regardless of our love for it. This means that date options can be somewhat limited, especially for those without reliable means...

Black Babe Ruth and the greatest to never play

Black Babe Ruth and the greatest to never play

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen reporter January 19, 2023

Lou Gehrig. Babe Ruth. Ty Cobb. These names are listed as some of the best players of the 1920s–30s. All of them were in the majors, winning World Series and MVPs in the very same leagues that we...

WSU pitcher Tyler Hoeft warms up during an NCAA collegiate baseball game against Utah, April 1, at Bailey-Brayton Field.

WSU Baseball news roundup: A month until first pitch

JAKE HULL, Evergreen reporter January 12, 2023

WSU baseball is just over a month away from their opening day game Feb. 17 in Peoria, Arizona as they take on the Villanova Wildcats.  This season the Cougs will see 12 games that will be televised...

New York Mets owner Steve Cohen

2023 MLB free agency is pretty much over, exploring the biggest winners

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter January 10, 2023

The biggest fish in the sea that is the 2023 MLB free agency class has signed to teams and the excitement shared by fans across the country is immeasurable. The biggest fish in both size and name brand,...

Jacob deGrom

Most talented pitcher in MLB may not be in the Hall of Fame 

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2022

In the current MLB, teams are far more likely to have short leashes for their pitchers to limit injuries. A significant reason for that is the case of Jacob deGrom, potentially the single most talented...

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth enters the G.O.A.T debate 

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2022

The Great Bambino, The Sultan of Swat, The Colossus of Clout. Babe Ruth is a man of many nicknames and was the greatest player in the early stages of the MLB.  His status as the greatest player of...

Scary Baseball Man on Halloween during the 2010 World Series.

A Halloween tradition in the middle of summer, thank you MLB 

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter November 2, 2022

In the spirit of Halloween and the World Series, let’s look at the fun tradition of dressing up for road trips by MLB teams. It is a tradition not unique to any specific team but has been a common occurrence...

Looking at under the radar hall of famers.

Under the radar Hall of Famers from the three major US sports 

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter October 31, 2022

The Hall of Fame of any sport is meant to recognize the best players of their time and the enshrinement of an athlete is proof that the dedication to their craft paid off. Not all hall-of-famers are made...

Aaron Judge (left) and Shohei Ohtani (right) would be unanimous MVPs in most any other year. Unfortunately, they played in the same season.

Judge vs. Ohtani: The 2022 AL MVP race is a battle of ideologies 

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter October 26, 2022

The 2022 American League Most Valuable Player is a two-person race, and both players had historically significant seasons.  Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge broke the AL home run record and was close...

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts, left, takes second base on a wild pitch ahead of the tag by San Diego Padres shortstop Ha-Seong Kim during the first inning in game 3 of the NLDS at Petco Park on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, in San Diego

One for the record books, MLB Divisional Playoff round recap

JAKE HULL, Evergreen reporter October 19, 2022

With the MLB Divisional round concluding we saw the Philadelphia Phillies upset the Atlanta Braves, the San Diego Padres upset the No. 1 seed Los Angeles Dodgers and the Seattle Mariners get swept by the...

Trent Grisham, with his solo homer is responsible for the Padres 2-1 win over the Dodgers.

Slam Diego advances to the NLCS

ERICK AGUILAR, Evergreen reporter October 19, 2022

SAN DIEGOOOOO! Boy oh Boy doesn’t this feel good!? The San Diego Padres, wait, scratch that, MY San Diego Padres, are advancing to the NLCS to take on the Philadelphia Phillies which started Tuesday....

WSU pitcher Chase Grillo pitches the ball during an NCAA collegiate baseball game against Utah, April 1, at Bailey-Brayton Field.

WSU Baseball top five games of the season: May 17 vs. University of Portland

JAKE HULL, Evergreen reporter June 19, 2022

WSU baseball produced good pitching throughout most of the season and deliverd their best outing agaisnt the Portland Pilots toward the end of the season where the Cougs held the Pilots to only two hits...

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