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How Joe Jackson conspired to lose the World Series

Joe Jackson batted .375 with 12 hits in the eight games of the 1919 World Series. He led...

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Magician in The Bronx: What if the Yankees had acquired Rod Carew in 1979?

Anyone who saw Rod Carew swing the bat will never forget it. He was a magician with a...

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Shoeless Joe Jackson was guilty

Some filmmakers and authors have tried to make Shoeless Joe Jackson a victim. He wasn't: he took money...

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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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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 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 Dick Allen

Allen was a tremendous baseball player who had the misfortune of coming up through an organization that was...

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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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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 Mod Style of the Swingin’ A’s

This is the second article in a series on baseball style that we call "Fashion Plate." When we...

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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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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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No player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2021 election

Curt Schilling fell 16 votes shy of election in his 9th year on the ballot. Barry Bonds and...

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Tommy Lasorda’s all-time Dodgers team

We pick an all-time team comprised of players who had the joy of playing for baseball's eternal optimist...

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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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Tom Seaver will always be the greatest Met of all-time

The New York spotlight was perfect for the kid from California: the team was woeful, expectations were low,...

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The 20 Greatest Pittsburgh Pirates of All-Time

The greatest players in the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Be ready for lumber and old-time pitchers.

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The 20 Greatest Chicago 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 Cincinnati Reds of All-Time

The sixth installment in a series that looks at the greatest players in franchise histories, based on Wins...

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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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This inside-the-park homer by Deion Sanders is hard to believe

Deion Sanders is in one sports Hall of Fame: the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. But...

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Why no one loves Manny Machado

Why do people hate Manny Machado?

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Eddie Collins was the greatest second baseman of the Deadball Era

Eddie Collins buried his bats during the off-season in shallow holes in his backyard that he called "graves"...

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Here’s how the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame election will turn out

Next Tuesday afternoon we'll learn who will be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the...

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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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O’Doul’s exclusion from Hall of Fame ballot is a mistake

Next month in Nashville, the National Baseball Hall of Fame will announce the results of voting for the...