1960s Baseball

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The Kidnapping of Roberto Clemente

In 1969, Roberto Clemente was abducted by four men who wanted his clothes and his fried chicken.

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The Hall of Fame Case for Roger Maris

It's a blessing and a curse to have a signature accomplishment as an athlete or an artist. On...

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The Hall of Fame Case for Tony Oliva

In the history of baseball, since they began tossing a ball to a plate and someone with a...

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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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The Hall of Fame Case for Danny Murtaugh

Danny Murtaugh was a humble Irishman with a bad ticker who led the Pirates to two World Series...

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

If you pitch to him, he’ll ruin baseball. He’d hit 80 home runs. There’s no comparison between McCovey...

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Remembering Bill Freehan

The Detroit Tigers gave Bill Freehan a $100,000 bonus off the campus of the University of Michigan. That...

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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...

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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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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When Sandy Koufax dominated the hapless New York Mets for his first no-hitter

At the start of the 1962 season, Sandy Koufax was a .500 pitcher with an ERA just below...

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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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When Angels’ pitching playboy Bo Belinsky owned Los Angeles

Bo Belinsky was more like a playboy Hollywood star than a pitcher.

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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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VIDEO: Mantle hits home run in first game played at Astrodome in Houston

The first game played at Houston's Astrodome was an exhibition between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros...