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When Mickey Mantle Arrived To Replace the Great DiMaggio

In the spring of 1951, Joe DiMaggio's legendary career was winding down. The 12-time All-Star and three-time Most...

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Whitey Ford pitched the big games for the Yankees

Whitey Ford, legendary big game pitcher for the Yankees in the 1950s and 1960s, and best friend to...

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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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Who Are The Favorites for the MVP Award?

Candidates for 2022 MLB Most Valuable Player awards.

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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 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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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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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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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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How Teddy Roosevelt helped make the T206 Honus Wagner card so valuable

A decision by the President of the United States indirectly led to Honus Wagner’s baseball card becoming one...

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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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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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Back in New York, Cano is more like ARod than Jeter

For eight seasons, Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano surrounded Derek Jeter in the Yankees' infield. A rose between...

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The 20 Greatest Phillies of All-Time

A few years ago I penned a list article about the New York Yankees top players ranked according...

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Yogi Berra refused to set foot inside Yankee Stadium for 14 years

Are some people magic? It's hard to believe that it's possible, but if anyone ever was it's Lawrence...

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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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The Pittsburgh “Lumber Company” of the 1970s

The Pirates never got the publicity the Big Red Machine did for their 1970s success. But they had...

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McCovey’s liner just missed making history in Game Seven of ’62 World Series against Yanks

The 1962 Fall Classic was the first World Series played in Northern California, with the Giants hosting in...

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Ultimate Game Timeline: Baseball’s Win-Or-Go-Home Games

2020 October 17, 2020, at Petco Park, San DiegoTampa Bay Rays vs. Houston AstrosAL Championship Series Game SevenAt...

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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...

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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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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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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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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...