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Why baseball calls it a “bullpen”

This week PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) asked Major League Baseball to stop using the...

Members of the Cleveland Indians, Gene Bearden, Jim Hegan, and Bob Lemon celebrate the 1948 World Series title.
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When did the Cleveland Indians last win the World Series?

The last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series was in 1948, when they defeated the Boston...

Who is the only player to hit two home runs in the same inning twice?

Hitting two home runs in a game is not easy. But imagine hitting two home runs in a...

Who has thrown the most no-hitters?

The most no-hitters in a career is seven by Nolan Ryan, who is a member of the Baseball...

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Why are they called the Colorado Rockies?

Team officials picked the name “Rockies” over “Bears,” which had the support of the Denver newspaper and many...

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Why are they called the Arizona Diamondbacks?

Fans chose Diamondbacks in a contest from among Coyotes, Phoenix, Rattlers, and Scorpions. A diamondback is a snake,...

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Why are they called the St. Louis Cardinals?

Sportswriter William McHale started using the “Cardinals” name when covering the game for area newspapers in the late...

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Why are they called the Pittsburgh Pirates?

Once upon a time in the 1880s, there was a baseball league called the Players’ League. It was a...

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Why are they called the Milwaukee Brewers?

Milwaukee earned the nickname “Suds City” because they are home to several of the nation’s most successful breweries....

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Why are they called the Houston Astros?

Originally known as the Colt .45s, that nickname was never appreciated by the Colt Firearm Company (who manufactured...

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Why are they called the Cincinnati Reds?

The Cincinnati baseball club, which traces their origins to the days of the Civil War, was known as...

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Why are they called the Chicago Cubs?

In the 1880s,when the the team was known as the Chicago White Stockings and their roster was peppered...