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Only five players have hit walk-off home runs to win a pennant

Only five players have hit walk-off home runs to win a pennant
October 17, 2012 3 Comments »

Within the next few days, as the League Championship Series in both leagues advance to their later stages, “hero opportunities” will arise. While many players have done many things in critical situations in the history of baseball, there have only ... Read More »

Do teams like the Rangers really choke?

Do teams like the Rangers really choke?
October 4, 2012 No Comments »

In some ways the teams that collapse are remembered just as much as the teams that win. The ’51 Brooklyn Dodgers go hand-in-hand with the New York Giants who famously vanquished them. The ’78 Boston Red Sox are forever linked ... Read More »

The nine most dramatic pennant races in baseball history

The nine most dramatic pennant races in baseball history
September 22, 2012 No Comments »

For 68 seasons there were pure pennant races in the American and National Leagues, as only the first place team advanced to the World Series, with eight 8 or 10 teams vying for the flag. Then, starting in 1969, the ... Read More »

Dodger Labine had a closer mentality years before relievers were relied on heavily

Dodger Labine had a closer mentality years before relievers were relied on heavily
August 19, 2012 No Comments »

Long before relief pitchers had signature songs that blared through ballpark speakers to announce their entrance into a game, long before relievers were given big contracts fro racking up saves, and long before pitchers even really received credit for pitching ... Read More »