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Sports | Cycling

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.

History | History

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...

Sports | Sports

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

Sports | Sports

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.

Sports | MLB

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.

Sports | Sports

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.

Sports | SPORTS

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...

Sports | Sports

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.

Sports | MLB

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?