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Nine Things You Didn’t Know About Jackie Robinson

Nine Things You Probably Didn't Know About Jackie Robinson

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Remembering Jackie Robinson

When Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, he blazed a trail for...

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Frank White: Jackie would be disappointed at lack of African American players in baseball

On the 17th anniversary of Jackie Robinson Day, the dearth of black players in baseball is a concern...

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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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Willie Wells is One of the Greatest Shortstops You’ve Never Heard Of

Hall of Fame shortstop Willie Wells was probably every bit as great at hitting a baseball as Rogers...

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Will the Atlanta Braves change its name next?

The Cleveland Indians changed their team name – what’s holding back the Atlanta Braves?

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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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When will a baseball player come out of the closet?

In his 1990 autobiography, “Behind the Mask: My Double Life in Baseball,” Dave Pallone, a gay major league...

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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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Removal of Spink’s name from writing award is appropriate

The Baseball Writers Association of America has removed J.G. Taylor Spink's name from their award. Was it cancel...

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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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Dodgers All-Time Team Video

Dodgers All-Time team

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Bob Gibson’s legacy was far more than as a World Series champion

For all his accomplishments in uniform, Gibson's influence on the culture of baseball is often overlooked.

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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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Baseball would be better off if Mike Trout was not in Anaheim

There's a hierarchy in Los Angeles sports, a pecking order in southern California. It goes like this: DodgersLakersKingsRaidersEveryone...

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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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Who was better: Ryne Sandberg or Lou Whitaker?

When his name first appeared on a Hall of Fame ballot in 2003, Ryne Sandberg received 244 votes,...

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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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Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, oldest living World Series winner, has died

Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, a fantastic baseball player and a great all-around athlete, has passed away at...

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In baseball, is the right way the “white way?”

On Easter Sunday, Carlos Gomez drew the wrath of Pirates' pitcher Gerrit Cole after performing a bat-flip of...

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Marvin Miller’s impact on baseball should be honored in Cooperstown

No less a respected baseball observer than Red Barber once wrote that "Marvin Miller, along with Babe Ruth...

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These players hit walk-off home runs to win a pennant

Very few men have felt the joy of hitting a home run to give their team the pennant.

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The 20 Greatest New York Yankees of All-Time

I don't know nearly enough about the "guts" of WAR to know whether it's great, good, bad, pitiful,...

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Why are most baseball movies terrible?

Yeah, it probably has a lot to do with Kevin Costner.

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9 things you didn’t know about the Baseball Hall of Fame

Check out this list BEFORE you go to Cooperstown.

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First black players for each major league baseball team

When Jackie Robinson debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers at the start of the 1947 season it integrated Major...

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Frick made huge impact on game of baseball

Few Hall of Famers forged as diverse a career in baseball as Ford Christopher Frick, who was instrumental...

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When Hall of Famers made their big league debut

When Juan Marichal stepped on the mound for the first time as a big leaguer, it was the...

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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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Little Freddie Patek made immediate impact on Royals

You have to wonder if Freddie Patek would even get drafted by a major league team today.