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Padres early history was wild and crazy

To say the early days of the San Diego Padres were zany would be an understatement.

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Lou Boudreau Proved Bill Veeck Wrong

Lou Boudreau may have had the greatest season a shortstop ever had. He's the man who perfected the...

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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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Tony Gwynn: Pride of San Diego

Just when baseball seemed to be getting drunk on home runs, Tony Gwynn emerged to reveal the beauty...

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The Dusty Baker All-Time Team

We select an all-time team from those who played under famed baseball manager Dusty Baker.

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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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The Hall of Fame Debate: George Foster and Jim Rice

Why is Jim Rice in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but George Foster is not?

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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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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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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...

Willie Mays, “The Say Hey Kid,” has died

When Willie Mays reported to begin his career with the New York Giants 1951, he packed lightly. When...

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Greenwell was last in succession of notable Boston left fielders

The Green Monster is one of the most famous pieces of real estate in sports. It looms over...

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How gambling built baseball, and then almost destroyed it

What became known as the “Black Sox Scandal” rocked professional baseball. But it wasn’t an aberration in a...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Joey Votto: The Big Read Machine

What do people want from Joey Votto? The answer to that question will tell you what they think...

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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 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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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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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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Was Jeter better than Nomar and ARod?

The career of Derek Jeter is a perfect illustration of the multitude of factors that go into a...