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Change in attitude and a nearly unhittable slider turned Steve Carlton into a legend

Steve Carlton was shuffling along with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1970, with a dismal 6-18 record, when...

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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 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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Adam Wainwright has a love affair with the BFIB

There's a famous line from one of the Peanuts cartoons where Linus is walking with Charlie Brown discussing...

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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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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 Philadelphia 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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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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Phillies outlasted pesky Astros in 1980 to win first pennant in 30 years

Garry Maddox had the game-winning hit in Game Five of the 1980 NL Playoffs. The 1980 postseason was...

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Blyleven’s wait is an indictment of the Baseball Writers

On Wednesday, Bert Blyleven was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, earning his place among the...

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Baseball’s unique spectacle: Opening Day

Opening Day is unique to baseball. Other sports have season openers, but baseball’s Opening Day marks the ceremonial...

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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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Hall of Fame’s “Eras Committees” are putting the correct names on the ballot

The Baseball Hall of Fame has changed their veterans committee election rules like the political parties draw up...

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These World Series champions may never have a Hall of Fame player

This article has been updated. Now that Jack Morris and Alan Trammell have been elected to the Baseball...

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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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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,...