Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy birthday, fantasy baseball

Fantasy baseball was born 30 years ago this week.

To celebrate, ESPN is offering a bunch of retrospective goodies, including next week's 30 for 30 documentary, "Silly Little Game" (8 p.m. Tuesday, ESPN), a look back at the birth of the first "rotisserie" league in a New York City restaurant.

They've also posted on ESPN.com a terriffic year-by-year look at the best fantasy hitters and pitchers of the past 30 years. You better believe Albert Pujols makes it more than a few times, but it's also funny to see blasts from the past like Eric Gagne, Kevin Brown and Ellis Burks make the cut.

Fun stuff.