1970s Baseball

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The Hall of Fame Case for Thurman Munson

Thurman Munson's career, though abbreviated by his tragic death, deserves to be honored with induction to the Baseball...

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Bobby Bonds was on pace to be a Hall of Famer, until he wasn’t

For the first decade of his career, Bobby Bonds seemed destined for Cooperstown. But then it fell apart.

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When MLB Players Went On Strike For the First Time

In 1972, Major League Baseball Players had their first full-scale strike, when they walked out on April 1...

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The Hall of Fame Debate: George Foster and Jim Rice

Why is Jim Rice in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but George Foster is not?

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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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Jerry Remy was Mr. Consistency for Red Sox

Jerry Remy, who played ten seasons in the American League for the California Angels and Boston Red Sox...

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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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A Discussion about Bobby Grich and the Hall of Fame

Bobby Doerr wasn't elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame until he was an old man. Joe Gordon...

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Change in attitude and a nearly unhittable slider turned Steve Carlton into a legend

Steve Carlton was shuffling along with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1970, with a dismal 6-18 record, when...

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The Mod Style of the Swingin’ A’s

This is the second article in a series on baseball style that we call "Fashion Plate." When we...

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Pants On The Ground: Silent George Hendrick

Nothing was ever the same again after George Hendrick dropped his drawers.

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John Facenda of NFL Films narrates highlight video of 1976 National League Playoffs

In which we may talk about the "frozen tundra of Veterans Stadium."

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Brooks Robinson dominated the 1970 World Series both ways

It's possible that no other position player has ever dominated a World Series to the extent Brooks Robinson...

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Lou Brock haunted his former team for years, even when he got his 3,000th hit

Hall of Famer Lou Brock has died at the age of 81. Brock was an eight-time stolen base...

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VIDEO: 1972 interview with Ted Williams, Texas Rangers manager

Watch an interview conducted from the dugout at new Arlington Stadium at the start of the 1972 season....

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When the Pirates traded for baseball’s most innovative manager

An entertaining movie could be made about a trade that took place between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland...

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The Ultimate Angel: Don Baylor

This is part of our series on the "Ultimate Franchise Players" in baseball history. These players are not...

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Frank Howard appeared in this cute Nestle’s Quick commercial in the 1970s

Remember how intimidating Randy Johnson was on the pitching mound? Well, Frank Howard was that mirror image in...

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VIDEO: Cesar Cedeno steals home against the Cubs in 1977

This video from MLB.COM shows Cesar Cedeno of the Houston Astros stealing home against the Cubs at Wrigley...

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When Old Man Willie won a World Series game for the Mets, then retired

The last hit of Willie Mays' career was a game-winning single in the 12th inning of a poorly...

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The Yankees once had a mascot that looked eerily familiar

Traditions die hard with the New York Yankees. They haven't changed their uniforms in decades. The team used...

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Free agency is the best thing that’s ever happened to baseball

Want a reason that Marvin Miller should immediately be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame? It's the...

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The Dodger who nearly became baseball’s second on-field fatality

According to his manager, Steve Yeager went down "like he'd been felled by a bullet." Fans near the on-deck...

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Magician in The Bronx: What if the Yankees had acquired Rod Carew in 1979?

Anyone who saw Rod Carew swing the bat will never forget it. He was a magician with a...

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When four Orioles’ pitchers won their 20th game in the same week

If a pitcher wins 20 games today they're automatically a favorite to win the Cy Young Award. They're...

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Luzinski hit a home run that clanged off the Liberty Bell

Sparky Anderson made many predictions over the course of his career. He was famous for hyperbole - a...

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When Reggie blasted three homers in Game Six of the ’77 World Series

"Love me or hate me, but you can't ignore me." That's what Reggie Jackson said after his spectacular...

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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.