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Walter Johnson: The hardest throwing pitcher in baseball history

When Walter Johnson pitched his first professional game, he lost 21-0. Almost all of the runs were scored...

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Davey Johnson is the most deserving manager on Hall of Fame ballot

Earlier this month, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced the ten names on the Today's Game Ballot. A...

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Johnson’s success strengthens Hall of Fame credentials

With his success with the Nationals in 2012, Davey Johnson has made it nearly impossible to keep him...

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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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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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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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Nine amazing facts from the career of Max Scherzer

Once, when Max Scherzer was pitching in college for the University of Missouri, a teammate asked him during...

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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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Remembering Phil Niekro

We honor the most accomplished man to ever throw a knuckleball.

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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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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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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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Remembering the longest-running outfield in baseball history

Usually when teams form a talented outfield they patch it together with young players. But the St. Louis...

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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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Scandals clouded the 2019 and 1924 World Series

It seemed as if much of the nation was pulling for the Washington Nationals in the 2019 World...

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Is Kershaw the “worst great pitcher” in postseason history?

Dave Roberts may have thought he was doing Clayton Kershaw's legacy a favor when he kept the pitcher...

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The most successful pitcher and manager combos in baseball history

The dynamic between a manager and a pitcher is pivotal for team success. The manager needs a strong...

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Bob Gibson was the best postseason pitcher in baseball history

The greatest big-game pitcher of his era, Bob Gibson may have been the best big-game pitcher of all-time....

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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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Biggio, Pedro, Big Unit, and Smoltz earn election to Baseball Hall of Fame

Craig Biggio, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and John Smoltz have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of...

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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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Who is the greatest pitcher in Cincinnati Reds history?

It's surprisingly difficult to select the greatest pitcher in the history of the Cincinnati Reds.

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Baseball’s Ultimate Games provide the great drama of the sport

Through 2020, there have been 139 Ultimate Games in modern baseball history (since 1903). 40 Ultimate Games have...

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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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Ten greatest performances by Hall of Famers in Game Seven of the World Series

Throughout baseball history, great players have produced great moments in dramatic games, and Hall of Fame members are...

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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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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...