1980s Baseball

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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.

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VIDEO: Johnny Bench and The Baseball Bunch recreate The Pine Tar Incident

From 1980 to 1985, The Baseball Bunch was a television show airing on Saturdays during the baseball season. It...

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Temper, temper: The troubled baseball career of José Offerman

In a 15-year career in the major leagues, Offerman was a two-time All-Star, but most troubling, he was...

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Johnson’s success strengthens Hall of Fame credentials

With his success with the Nationals in 2012, Davey Johnson has made it nearly impossible to keep him...

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Sveum’s homer on Easter Sunday in 1987 is legendary in Milwaukee

One of the most memorable moments in Milwaukee baseball history came from an unlikely player.

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Pitchers couldn’t stop Wade Boggs in 1985

Over the course of his 18 years in the major leagues, Wade Boggs had many successes. That's why...

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Thornton overcame family tragedy to become an All-Star

Slugger Andre Thornton overcame shocking grief to become one of baseball's most unsung stars.

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How long was Dale Murphy the best player in baseball?

Before a game during the 1983 season, Dale Murphy visited with a six-year old girl who had lost...

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Phillies outlasted pesky Astros in 1980 to win first pennant in 30 years

Garry Maddox had the game-winning hit in Game Five of the 1980 NL Playoffs. The 1980 postseason was...

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Five moves that helped land Gillick in the Hall

Normally, trading a future Hall of Fame player is the death knell for a major league general manager....

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Sparky Anderson was a man of hyperbole and principle

When the Cincinnati Reds named 36-year old George Anderson as their manager during the 1969-1970 off-season, newspapers in...

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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...