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"It's in their DNA!" - that's what people say when we follow in Dad's footsteps........ After writing about sport stars who had son's that flopped in sports, I was reminded by an ex-broadcasting pal of mine from Augusta, Maine, Paul McClay, that many off-springs were just as good as Dad - some...
March, 18 This Day in Baseball 1985 On March 18, 1985, Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays, who had been banned from baseball for their ties with casinos in Atlantic City. Ueberroth’s ruling will allow both men to pursue employment with major...
Barry Bonds returns to baseball. First time since 2007.... Bonds returning to baseball at the invitation of the San Francisco Giants. He'll be a hitting instructor at the Giants Scottsdale, Arizona spring training camp. One MLB player is glad. In fact Arizona Diamondback infielder Eric Chavez,...
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June 8, 1941. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia. Bobby Bragan and Lee Hadley
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June 8, 1941. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia. Bobby Bragan and Lee Hadley
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Ranking the Center Fielders Joe DiMaggio made playing center field for the New York Yankees cool. He was graceful and he was a winner (10 pennants in 13 seasons), and helped establish the Yankee mystique. Switch-hitting Mickey Mantle combined power and speed in ways no one ever had before. Other...
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Ranking the Shortstops The 1990's and early 2000's were the time of the shortstops. No longer were they just slick fielders. They became middle of the order hitters and MVP's, Alex Rodriquez, Derek Jeter,Nomar Garciaparra, Miguel Tejeda, and Barry Larkin lead the way. In 2003, the New York Yankee...
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Former Major League catcher Carlton Fisk may have been looking for Kevin Costner's "cornfield" in "Field of Dreams" - instead, he ended up drunk, and arrested for DUI in the center of a "cornfield" in New Lenox, Illinois. Police found the 64-year old Hall of Fame member asleep behind the wheel of...
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The Red Sox hosted the St. Louis Cardinals for the first two games of the 2004 World Series, because the American League team had won the All-Star Game in July. The Sox had come back from Yankee Stadium, giddy over winning four games in a row over New York to take the A. L. pennant. They had...
"QUESTION" - "can you name me baseball's highest-ever, TV rated, World Series Game?" ( Answer at the bottom - don't look )....... Its not the first 2 Games of this year's World Series between the Giants and Tigers. This year's the worst ever - down 13% from last year which was "the worst."...
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When the St Louis Cardinals secured that second Wild Card spot in the National League, most baseball "experts" gave them little chance to last more than one game into the postseason.  After all, they had to battle the Atlanta Braves on their home turf with their sensational young ace on the...
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October 9, 1996 - Bernie Williams hit a home run in the 11th inning to give the New York Yankees a 5 - 4 victory over Baltimore in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. The Yankees were also aided by an assist from a young fan, which proved to be a game changer. The O's held a 4-3...
October 8, 1956 - Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the only perfect game in World Series history for a 2 - 0 triumph over the Brooklyn Dodgers. Sal Maglie, the opposing pitcher, gave up five hits. This would be the only post season no hitter until Roy Halladay's gem for the Phillies...
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  This will be one of the most active and important off-seasons in recent history for the Boston Red Sox. There will be a new manager. Likely, most of the coaching staff will be revamped. The team will try to bring back potential free agents David Ortiz and Cody Ross, and general manager Ben...
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