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42 Facts About Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line in 1947 and became the first African American to play on a major sports team.

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Cleveland’s Baseball Team Dishonors the Indian It Was Named For

One of the most idiotic of the Left’s assumptions is that sports team nicknames are intended to insult and demean.

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Best individual offensive seasons in Yankees history

Take a stroll through Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park, and you are instantly struck by the presence of greatness. Many of the finest players in baseball history enjoyed their best seasons while wearing the fabled pinstripes, a list dominated by Babe Ruth,

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One wild record you probably didn't know for all 30 MLB teams

From a pitcher with a nine-RBI game to an infielder you've never heard of going 7-for-7, these are the marks from every team that you'll have to see to believe.

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Revisiting Yogi Berra, the unlikely hero of the Yankees - Pinstripe Alley

Jon Pessah’s new biography, "Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask", portrays the fan-favorite in a gentler, more contemplative light.

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The 10 Worst Contracts in Sports History

Negotiating a contract is challenging for both the individual and the front office. Teams want to pay as little as possible for the most future value, and players typically seek every possible dollar for their hard work in the past...

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The Unsung Story of Major Taylor Gets a Voice With Hennessy Cognac Campaign

The pioneering black cyclist dominated cycling at the turn of the century, but few know his name.

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Calling Good People "Racist" Isn't New: the Case of Ty Cobb

Ruining someone's name is very easy. So is calling them a "racist." Take the case of Ty Cobb, one of the greatest baseball players ever. Cobb is known as a r...

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The White Sox ballpark in Chicago that never was and could have changed history - CBSSports.com

Things might have been very different for the Chicago White Sox

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The Origins of All 30 MLB Team Names

With the Major League Baseball season on the horizon, here's the breakdown of how the league's 30 teams got their names.

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Pirates turn first 4-5-4 triple play in MLB history | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: We've seen our share of triple plays over the years, but never with this combination of players involved.

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How Did Baseball Fans Watch the World Series Before TV? - CityLab

From the Play-O-Graph to the Jackson Manikin Baseball Indicator, the forgotten history of simulated ballgames.

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The night Willis Reed punched all the Lakers | New York Post

Knicks all-timer Willis Reed's most famous moment came when the injured center hit two shots to catapult a Game 7 win over the Lakers in the 1970 NBA Finals. In his second most famous encounter wit...

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Vintage baseball proves a hit with modern players - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game: the crack of the bat, the cheering from the bench, the sliding into home.

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How Fans Followed Baseball Games Before TV or Radio

As it is, I can hardly remember a time when my Giants fandom would have been relegated to reading box scores here on the East Coast. Between television, the internet, and my iPhone, these days it's an anomaly if I miss any one of Tim Lincecum's starts. In the pre-MLB.tv era, I could have caught the Giants on TV whenever they played a hometown team. Go back a little further and I hear the radio was pretty popular. But what about before that?