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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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Oldest Living Members of the Baseball Hall of Fame

A list of the living members (elected as players) of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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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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Did labor strife cost Harold Baines the Hall of Fame?

Harold Baines was on the Hall of Fame ballot for five years, never receiving as many as 50...

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The best teams to never win a World Series

Most teams that are good for three or four years or more eventually get to a World Series and...

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Best players to never play in a World Series

These players were great, but they never had a chance to shine in the Fall Classic.

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Santo long overdue for Hall of Fame honor

In one of the the worst cases of Hall of Fame voting in the history of that wonderful...

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Dave Winfield: Everyone’s favorite draft pick

In his senior year in college, Dave Winfield was a wanted man. In 1973, Winfield, a senior at...

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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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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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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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Greatness Score: The Shortstops

Here we are back with the second installment in a series called "Greatness Score," a system I devised...

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Pitchers who won 100 games with two teams

Eight pitchers have managed to win 100 games for TWO teams. All but two of them are in...

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A look at baseball’s best-of-three series before 2020

The 2020 season is the first time Major League Baseball has scheduled best-of-three playoff series. But it's not...

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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 Minnesota Twins of All-Time

In this, the latest installment of my series on franchise leaders, I focus on the greatest Twins of...

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Davey Johnson is the most deserving manager on Hall of Fame ballot

Earlier this month, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced the ten names on the Today's Game Ballot. A...

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The 20 Greatest Dodgers of All-Time

This is the third installment of my "Top 20" series, looking at the top players for a specific...

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A Complete History of Batting Stances

If there's a baseball bat around it's hard to resist picking it up and taking a stance. We've...

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The 12 Greatest Games Played at Wrigley Field

If you ask me, there's no better place to watch a baseball game than Wrigley Field. The Chicago...

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Baker and Francona are strengthening their Hall of Fame credentials

Let's play a facts game about baseball managers. FACT: Every man elected to the Hall of Fame as...

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Sparky Anderson was a man of hyperbole and principle

When the Cincinnati Reds named 36-year old George Anderson as their manager during the 1969-1970 off-season, newspapers in...