1950s Baseball

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The Shot Heard ‘Round Milwaukee: When Henry Aaron won the pennant

Hank Aaron's pennant-winning home run is largely forgotten.

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How good was Quincy Trouppe?

How good was negro leagues catcher Quincy Trouppe?

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Lou Boudreau Proved Bill Veeck Wrong

Lou Boudreau may have had the greatest season a shortstop ever had. He's the man who perfected the...

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When Teenager Sandy Koufax Signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers

Before he was a superstar pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Koufax was a teenage "bonus baby" for...

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Connie Mack and Philadelphia A’s Players at Spring Training

Philadelphia A's manager Connie Mack poses with former and present players at West Palm Beach in Florida during...

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Nine Things You Didn’t Know About Jackie Robinson

Nine Things You Probably Didn't Know About Jackie Robinson

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When Mickey Mantle Arrived To Replace the Great DiMaggio

In the spring of 1951, Joe DiMaggio's legendary career was winding down. The 12-time All-Star and three-time Most...

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Clipping: Spring Training with the 1951 St. Louis Browns

A clipping from a 1951 edition of The Sporting News shows opera singer Helen Traubel with the manager...

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Ferris Fain: 1952 Bowman Baseball Card

Who was Ferris Fain, the two-time batting champion?

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Ted Williams Hid His Mexican Heritage

Ted Williams was a superstar in the 1940s and 1950s, however, at first his Mexican heritage was a...

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Roy Smalley: 1952 Bowman Baseball Card

Roy Smalley was such an erratic infielder that Cubs fans used to say their double play combo was...

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A look back at Al “Fuzzy” Smith

One of the most versatile and athletic ballplayers of the 1950s, Al Smith was a professional at the...

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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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Vic Wertz was run producer for Tigers in 1950s

Vic Wertz was a dangerous run-producer in the middle of Detroit's lineup in the late 1940s and early...

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1950 rule forced Joe DiMaggio to ditch his favorite glove

What rule change prompted Joe DiMaggio to scream foul and get rid of his favorite glove?

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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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Frank Robinson’s high school days set stage for a Hall of Fame career

What's the likelihood that one high school will produce the first black man to manage in Major League...

VIDEO: Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford are interviewed by Tim Russert

This interview aired on CNBC in 2002, with Tim Russert showing his love for baseball as he talks...

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Clem Labine was a closer before baseball had closers

When he needed a big out, Brooklyn Dodgers manager Walt Alston often turned to gritty Clem Labine.

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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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Remembering Jackie Robinson

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