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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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A look back at Al “Fuzzy” Smith

One of the most versatile and athletic ballplayers of the 1950s, Al Smith was a professional at the...

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Eddie Collins was the greatest second baseman of the Deadball Era

Eddie Collins buried his bats during the off-season in shallow holes in his backyard that he called "graves"...

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The Hall of Fame case for Cecil Travis

Cecil Travis spent nearly four years serving in World War II and came back with injured feet after...

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The Hall of Fame case for Deacon White

In a playing career spanning two decades in the 19th century, Deacon White was a fine hitter and...

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The Hall of Fame case for Tony Mullane

If nickname quality was the most important criteria for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Tony Mullane...

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The Hall of Fame case for Wes Ferrell

This is the first in a ten-part series looking at the Baseball Hall of Fame's Pre-Integration Era Ballot....