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VIDEO: Ty Cobb at a Detroit jail with pitcher Earl Whitehill, circa 1925

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf2SZilrqXQ Ty Cobb and Earl Whitehill visit a jail in Michigan This rare film clip shows Detroit manager...

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When Ty Cobb took on the entire New York Giants team

An infamous brawl during an exhibition game illustrates how competitive Ty Cobb was.

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Ty Cobb sold me a Coke

In the “Peach State” on May 8, one of the most popular beverages in history was first concocted,...

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Ty Cobb’s horror: Murder in Royston, Georgia

When Ty Cobb arrived in Royston, Georgia, on August 10, 1905, his father was dead from a shotgun...

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Rivalry Renewed: Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth on the golf course

Under a warm summer sun, fans strained to catch a glimpse of two of baseball’s greatest stars battling...

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Sportswriter forever tarnished Cobb’s legacy

Anyone who thinks Ty Cobb was a sonofabitch has Al Stump to thank for that opinion.

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Setting the record straight: The last ball caught before World War I

When Detroit fans settled into Navin Field for the traditional Labor Day doubleheader in 1918, they had no...

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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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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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Miguel Cabrera and the 3,000 Hit Club

Where Miguel Cabrera fits in the group of 3,000-hit members.

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5 Players On the 2022 Hall of Fame Ballot Who Will Eventually Be Elected

These five players who failed to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2022, will be elected...

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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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Why Minnie Miñoso will soon join the Baseball Hall of Fame

This December, when a group of 16 baseball officials and historians meet for the Baseball Hall of Fame...

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1909 World Series Scorecard

The 1909 World Series was important for a few reasons. It pitted two of the greatest stars in...

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How Google is Getting Baseball History Wrong

How many home runs did Babe Ruth hit? Which teams did Ty Cobb play for? Did Barry Bonds...

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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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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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Senators Florida tryout in 1955 was led by famous scout Engel

There was a time when big league teams held open tryouts in hopes of finding new talent. The...

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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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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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The Ultimate Brave: Eddie Mathews

This is part of our series on the "Ultimate Franchise Players" in baseball history. These players are not...

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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 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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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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Wally Pipp was more than just a headache

Wally Pipp has been reduced to an answer to a trivia question. He's a footnote on the career...

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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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A Complete History of Batting Stances

If there's a baseball bat around it's hard to resist picking it up and taking a stance. We've...

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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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VIDEO: One of Babe Ruth’s last games, in 1935 with the Braves

At spring training in Bradenton in 1935, Babe Ruth didn't see any point in going north with the...