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How gambling built baseball, and then almost destroyed it

What became known as the “Black Sox Scandal” rocked professional baseball. But it wasn’t an aberration in a...

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A Complete History of Batting Stances

If there's a baseball bat around it's hard to resist picking it up and taking a stance. We've...

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How Joe Jackson conspired to lose the World Series

Joe Jackson batted .375 with 12 hits in the eight games of the 1919 World Series. He led...

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The smog that strangled Stan Musial’s hometown of Donora, Pennsylvania

What would it take for a small town with a population under 10,000 to be known for something...

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The mysterious death of Red Sox manager Chick Stahl

A century ago when one of Boston's most famous citizens killed himself under strange circumstances in a gruesome...

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Ty Cobb’s horror: Murder in Royston, Georgia

When Ty Cobb arrived in Royston, Georgia, on August 10, 1905, his father was dead from a shotgun...