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The Best Baseball Player Born Each Year Since the U.S. Civil War

We pick the best baseball player born every year since 1861.

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Removal of disparaging racial names restores honor to long-forgotten ballplayers

Is there anything we can do to restore the dignity that Native Americans and African American players lost...

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Why are they called the Cleveland Guardians?

The team's name references the Guardians of Traffic, eight monolithic 1932 Art Deco sculptures by Henry Hering on...

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5 Undervalued MLB Teams That Have Lots of Potential to Win

The MLB season is when baseball fans can come together and support their team. It's a time of...

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The Baseball Movie All-Time Team

We pick an all-time roster made up of fictional baseball players from Hollywood movies. Roy Hobbs, Benny "The...

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The 12 Best Baseball Books Written By Players

What’s the best baseball book written by a baseball player? We pick and rank 12 of them.

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Evaluating the Results of the Baseball Hall of Fame Special Committees Elections

Yesterday we got the news that six former players had been elected to the National Baseball Hall of...

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The Hall of Fame Case for Roger Maris

It's a blessing and a curse to have a signature accomplishment as an athlete or an artist. On...

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Evaluating the Early Baseball Era Ballot for the Hall of Fame

We evaluate the 10-person ballot for the Early Days Baseball Hall of Fame election.

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The Hall of Fame Case for Danny Murtaugh

Danny Murtaugh was a humble Irishman with a bad ticker who led the Pirates to two World Series...

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Why baseball calls it a “bullpen”

This week PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) asked Major League Baseball to stop using the...

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A Game-by-Game History of the Rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox

A game-by-game history of the heated and often dramatic rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red...

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How Google is Getting Baseball History Wrong

How many home runs did Babe Ruth hit? Which teams did Ty Cobb play for? Did Barry Bonds...

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One person didn’t vote for Derek Jeter for the Hall of Fame: and that’s OK

The Baseball Hall of Fame has never tinkered with the 75 percent voting standard for election. Since the...

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Willie McCovey: “If you pitch to him, he’ll ruin baseball”

If you pitch to him, he’ll ruin baseball. He’d hit 80 home runs. There’s no comparison between McCovey...

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Greatness Score: A New Way To Evaluate Baseball Hall of Fame Candidates

One of the annoying things you’ll hear people say when they argue about the Hall of Fame is...

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A Discussion about Bobby Grich and the Hall of Fame

Bobby Doerr wasn't elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame until he was an old man. Joe Gordon...

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Why are they called the Toronto Blue Jays?

“The blue jay is a North American bird, bright blue in color, with white undercovering and a black...

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The 20 Greatest Braves of All-Time

The 20 greatest players in the history of the Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Braves, and Boston Braves.

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Tom Seaver will always be the greatest Met of all-time

The New York spotlight was perfect for the kid from California: the team was woeful, expectations were low,...

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Remembering the longest-running outfield in baseball history

Usually when teams form a talented outfield they patch it together with young players. But the St. Louis...

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When the Pirates traded for baseball’s most innovative manager

An entertaining movie could be made about a trade that took place between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland...

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There’s no good reason to keep Landis name on baseball’s MVP award

The web page for Kenesaw Mountain Landis on MLB.com, official website of Major League Baseball, makes no mention...

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The 20 Greatest Pirates of All-Time

The greatest players in the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Be ready for lumber and old-time pitchers.

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Ranking every second baseman who played with Cal Ripken Jr.

Cal Ripken Jr. rates as the best shortstop in baseball history according to our all-time rankings. He was...

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The 20 Greatest White Sox of All-Time

This is part of a series on the greatest players in the history of a franchise based on...

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The 20 Greatest Cincinnati Reds of All-Time

The sixth installment in a series that looks at the greatest players in franchise histories, based on Wins...

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The Nine Biggest Scandals in Baseball History

In many ways, professional baseball mirrors America, for the good and the bad. Just like the history of...

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Frank Robinson’s high school days set stage for a Hall of Fame career

What's the likelihood that one high school will produce the first black man to manage in Major League...

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The 20 Greatest Orioles of All-Time

Once upon a time, the Baltimore Orioles were baseball's model franchise. From the mid-1960s to the early 1980s,...