1980s Baseball

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Quick Notes: Jack Morris and Burleigh Grimes

We compare Hall of Fame pitchers Jack Morris and Burleigh Grimes.

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Tony Gwynn: Pride of San Diego

Just when baseball seemed to be getting drunk on home runs, Tony Gwynn emerged to reveal the beauty...

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FlashBack: Larry Hisle’s Rotator Cuff Injury

When Larry Hisle's career came to an end due to an unusual injury for a position player.

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When Dwight Evans Hit the First Pitch of the Season For a Home Run

Dwight Evans is the only batter to do this on opening day.

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Jon Bois Does It Again: The Deep Dive Dave Stieb Video We All Need

We watched Jon Bois' latest video about Dave Stieb of the Blue Jays and tell you why you...

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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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Comiskey Park, circa 1986

In 1986, sports fans in Chicago were more excited about their football team and a young long-shorts-wearing basketball...

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When a Fan Parachuted Into the 1986 World Series at Shea Stadium

For most people who are old enough, Game Six of the 1986 World Series is remembered for an...

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Roberto Alomar: Baseball’s Nomad Superstar

Among Hall of Famers, Roberto Alomar may be the least attached to any one team or city. Like...

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VIDEO: Steve Garvey and Cyndy Garvey for Geritol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIhS9CjZQgQ Steve and Cyndy Garvey These were happier and healthier times for Steve and Cyndy Garvey. Garvey is...

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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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Greenwell was last in succession of notable Boston left fielders

The Green Monster is one of the most famous pieces of real estate in sports. It looms over...

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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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VIDEO: Oral History of the 1989 World Series Earthquake

The 1989 World Series was interrupted by Mother Nature, and it was all caught on camera.

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VIDEO: Kent Hrbek’s first career home run

Kent Hrbek's first home run was a game winner at Yankee Stadium. He went on to star for...

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The pitcher that Tony Gwynn could not hit

Frank DiPino spent more than a decade in the big leagues, and he pitched in more than 500...

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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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Ranking every second baseman who played with Cal Ripken Jr.

Cal Ripken Jr. rates as the best shortstop in baseball history according to our all-time rankings. He was...

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When Kirk Gibson got revenge against the Goose

The 1984 World Series was a mismatch. The Detroit Tigers were a great team, a team that belongs...

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VIDEO: Morganna the Kissing Bandit plants a smooch on George Brett

Morganna Roberts was only 15 years old when she kissed her first baseball player, Pete Rose in Cincinnati...

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VIDEO: When Junior played with Griffey Sr. on Mariners

Only once in baseball history has a father played with his son. It happened in 1990 when the...

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Lee Smith belongs among Hall of Fame relievers

There are now seven relief pitchers in the Baseball Hall of Fame, with the addition of Lee Smith...

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Davey Johnson is the most deserving manager on Hall of Fame ballot

Earlier this month, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced the ten names on the Today's Game Ballot. A...

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Who was better: Ryne Sandberg or Lou Whitaker?

When his name first appeared on a Hall of Fame ballot in 2003, Ryne Sandberg received 244 votes,...

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VIDEO: Willie McGee’s amazing performance in the 1982 World Series

If you never saw Willie McGee then you missed one of the most unique and gifted players of...

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VIDEO: Carl Yastrzemski’s last career home run was washed out by rain

When Carl Yastrzemski retired in 1983 he didn't go on a farewell tour. That type of thing wasn't...

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Video of Bo Jackson’s monster home run in 1989 All-Star Game

Rick Reuschel was an underrated pitcher. He had a career that stacks up well against some lower-level Hall...

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Nine amazing facts from the career of Tony Gwynn

Sadly, we lost Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn this week to cancer. Gwynn was without question the...

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Tony Pena still making his mother proud

When Tony Pena was a boy growing up in the Dominican Republic, playing baseball for money was a...

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VIDEO: Introductions before Game One of the ’81 World Series, DiMaggio throws first pitch

See legendary Yankee Joe DiMaggio during introductions before Game One of the 1981 World Series.