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Babe Ruth’s failed stolen base attempt ended the 1926 World Series, or did it?

What are the odds that George Springer will get thrown out trying to steal second base in the...

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Babe Ruth to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously

In 1930 the new York Yankees signed Babe Ruth to a contract that paid him the princely sum...

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Babe Ruth takes batting practice at the Polo Grounds, 1935

This remarkable photo shows Babe Ruth taking batting practice at the Polo Grounds in New York on April...

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VIDEO: One of Babe Ruth’s last games, in 1935 with the Braves

At spring training in Bradenton in 1935, Babe Ruth didn't see any point in going north with the...

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Babe Ruth and baseball’s most famous bellyache

Even in the 1920s before the advent of cable news channels and social media, when you were the...

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Rivalry Renewed: Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth on the golf course

Under a warm summer sun, fans strained to catch a glimpse of two of baseball’s greatest stars battling...

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When a girl struck out Ruth and Gehrig

When Babe Ruth went down on strikes in an exhibition game in Chattanooga in 1931, it was at...

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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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Barry Bonds Has a Complicated Legacy

For much of his career, the Giants slugger was juiced up with performance-enhancing drugs, which made many of...

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5 Players On the 2022 Hall of Fame Ballot Who Will Eventually Be Elected

These five players who failed to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2022, will be elected...

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Bobby Bonds was on pace to be a Hall of Famer, until he wasn’t

For the first decade of his career, Bobby Bonds seemed destined for Cooperstown. But then it fell apart.

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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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The All-Time Japanese Born MLB Team

Lefty O'Doul, a former National League batting champion, once said of the Japanese: "They learn our national game...

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Lefty O’Doul deserves Baseball Hall of Fame nod

Of the ten names on the Early Days Era ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame, Lefty O'Doul...

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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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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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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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VIDEO: Ty Cobb at a Detroit jail with pitcher Earl Whitehill, circa 1925

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf2SZilrqXQ Ty Cobb and Earl Whitehill visit a jail in Michigan This rare film clip shows Detroit manager...

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Tim Raines and great players who arrive together

“I don’t see how Henderson could do anything more for a team than Tim does.” — teammate Tim...

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Senators Florida tryout in 1955 was led by famous scout Engel

There was a time when big league teams held open tryouts in hopes of finding new talent. The...

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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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Jon Lester doesn’t appear to care about his Hall of Fame chances

Jon Lester is beloved by two passionate armies of baseball fans due to his credentials as a big...

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Henry Aaron was ignored for too long, and he can never be replaced

Henry Aaron gave most of the memorabilia from his playing career to the Baseball Hall of Fame, but...

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Forbes Field Ballpark Cartoon from The Sporting News

In this cartoon, The Sporting News is celebrating Forbes Field, which debuted on June 30, 1909, and was...

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We’re losing our connections to baseball’s storied past

Since 2015, baseball has suffered a succession of losses, stripping the game of an important senior class.

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The shameful accusation that clouded Lou Gehrig when he retired from the Yankees

Less than a year after he was forced to leaved baseball due to illness, Lou Gehrig's legacy was...