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Chuck Klein’s incredible 1930 season

When we think of the greatest hitting seasons ever, we think first of the players who set the...

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The hit that won the Tigers first World Series title

On October 2, 1935, J. Edgar Hoover, America’s wildly famous FBI agent, was in the stands at Navin...

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The duel of the century: Feller vs. Newhouser

Neither the Cleveland Indians nor the Detroit Tigers had any chance to win the pennant when they met...

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When Hank Greenberg hit his 300th homer

Thanks to a mistake by the Washington catcher, Tiger slugger Hank Greenberg was able to deposit this baseball...

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Bill Veeck’s “Night to end all nights”

Those who work in baseball for a living are fond of saying that without the fans there wouldn’t...

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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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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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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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The Greatest Cinderella teams in baseball history

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Chick Hafey’s batting rampage of 1931

When Charles “Chick” Hafey first caught Branch Rickey’s eye in the spring of 1923, it was a case...

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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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Frick made huge impact on game of baseball

Few Hall of Famers forged as diverse a career in baseball as Ford Christopher Frick, who was instrumental...

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George Brett recalls the Pine Tar Game

In the midst of the 1983 season, future Hall of Famer George Brett was involved in one of...

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Ted Williams’ walk-off homer in 1941 All-Star Game

Today we would call what Ted Williams did in the 1941 All-Star Game a walk-off home run. But...

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Dave Winfield: Everyone’s favorite draft pick

In his senior year in college, Dave Winfield was a wanted man. In 1973, Winfield, a senior at...

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Remembering Ernie Harwell

I don’t have to tell the people of Michigan how wonderful Ernie Harwell was, or how important he...

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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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Fidrych was a rare bird

It was July of 1976, the Summer of The Bird. Mark Fidrych, the 21-year old rookie was the...

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Remembering Jackie Robinson

When Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, he blazed a trail for...

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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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When a girl struck out Ruth and Gehrig

When Babe Ruth went down on strikes in an exhibition game in Chattanooga in 1931, it was at...

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Baseball’s unique spectacle: Opening Day

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Hugh Duffy and Tommy McCarthy: Baseball’s Heavenly Twins

Today, Hugh Duffy is largely remembered for his amazing 1894 season, in which he hit .438, a mark...