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Willie McCovey: “If you pitch to him, he’ll ruin baseball”

Willie McCovey is best remembered for the hit he did NOT get. But even that was a screaming...

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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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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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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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Greatness Score: A New Way To Evaluate Baseball Hall of Fame Candidates

One of the annoying things you’ll hear people say when they argue about the Hall of Fame is...

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Who is the only player to hit two home runs in the same inning twice?

Hitting two home runs in a game is not easy. But imagine hitting two home runs in a...

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We’re losing our connections to baseball’s storied past

Since 2015, baseball has suffered a succession of losses, stripping the game of an important senior class.

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The 20 Greatest Dodgers of All-Time

This is the third installment of my "Top 20" series, looking at the top players for a specific...

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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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Padres early history was wild and crazy

To say the early days of the San Diego Padres were zany would be an understatement.

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These players belong in the Baseball Hall of Fame

These players deserve to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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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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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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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...