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Remembering Jackie Robinson

Remembering Jackie Robinson
April 15, 2010 No Comments »

When Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, he blazed a trail for African American ballplayers. That legacy lives on today. In the last ten seasons, 15 of the 20 league Most Valuable Player Awards ... Read More »

When Hall of Famers made their big league debut

When Hall of Famers made their big league debut
April 9, 2010 No Comments »

When Juan Marichal stepped on the mound for the first time as a big leaguer, it was the first major league game he had ever seen. Nine innings later, he had made one of the most spectacular debuts in baseball ... Read More »

When a girl struck out Ruth and Gehrig

When a girl struck out Ruth and Gehrig
April 2, 2010 No Comments »

When Babe Ruth went down on strikes in an exhibition game in Chattanooga in 1931, it was at the hand of a pitcher described as having “a swell change of pace,” as well as a “mean lipstick.” Read More »

Baseball’s unique spectacle: Opening Day

Baseball’s unique spectacle: Opening Day
April 1, 2010 No Comments »

Opening Day is unique to baseball. Other sports have season openers, but baseball’s Opening Day marks the ceremonial beginning of spring. It may only be 1/162nd of the season, but fans and players alike admit there’s something special about the ... Read More »

Baseball’s Heavenly Twins

Baseball’s Heavenly Twins
February 1, 2010 No Comments »

Today, Hugh Duffy is largely remembered for his amazing 1894 season, in which he hit .438, a mark that remains a major league record. But he was also a manager, executive, coach, and team owner, who was under contract in ... Read More »