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It’s time to play armchair general manager again. You are Ben Cherington, and in addition to determining the next Red Sox manager, you have decisions to make about the 40-man roster. Considering that there are prospects to add to that list to protect them from December’s Rule 5 Draft, and the 40-...
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Last Week: 3-4 This Week: KC (9/24-27); at Min (9/28-30) So, What Happened? Just another bob and weave ride on the choppy waters inside the Good Ship Tiger Pop. That’s what this team does to you: raises and lowers your hopes like a school flag. The Tigers fell three games back on Monday after...
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It has been the location of baseball’s glamour profession, the real estate of Ty Cobb and Tri Speaker, annexed by Joe DiMaggio. Hallowed ground fought over for supremacy by Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Duke Snider, who all played a subway ride away from each other. Its vastness has both...
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September 24, 1998 Red Sox reliever Tom Gordon records his 42nd consecutive save establishing a major league record. Boston clinches the AL wild card spot behind a pair of homers and four runs scored by Nomar Garciaparra. Author Stephen King would later write a novel titled The Girl Who Loved Tom...
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BJ Upton has been the face of the Tampa Bay Rays, bridging the gap between the Carl Crawford era and the Evan Longoria era. Upton is usually thought of as a speedy defensive centerfielder with some serious pop. A super high ceiling guy with the potential to be an unstoppable star. Upton has never...
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A franchise rich in history and tradition, the Boston Red Sox feature a multitude of legendary players who have worn the uniform over the last century. One of the most beloved figures in Red Sox history was honored on Sunday at Fenway Park. Boston paid tribute to Johnny Pesky in a...
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September 23, 1908 Giants Pitcher Christy Mathewson and Cubs P Three Finger Brown battle in one of the most controversial game ever played. The score is 1 - 1 with two outs in the last of the 9th, when Fred Merkle's failure to touch second after an apparent game-winning hit by Al Bridwell costs the...
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September 18, 1975 - The New York Mets defeat the Chicago Cubs, 7 - 5 at Shea Stadium. Rusty Staub becomes the first Mets' player to reach 100 RBIs in a season with a 2-run homer in the fifth. Dave Kingman sets a team record with his 35th home run of the season to win it in the ninth inning....
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Chances are, Jacoby Ellsbury will not sign a long-term extension with the Boston Red Sox and enter the free agent market after next season. Whether or not he gets a payday that tops $20 million a year over five or more seasons depends on the numbers he posts in 2013 – numbers that are directly tied...
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Last Week: 4-2 This Week: at CWS (9/17); OAK (9/18-20); MIN (9/21-23) So, What Happened? Last week, MMM crabbed about all the one-run losses the Tigers have suffered on the road in 2012. Sunday’s might have been the most insufferable of them all. Three outs away from a sweep of the lowly Cleveland...
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September 17, 1968 Detroit clinches the American League pennant with a 2 - 1 win over the Yankees. Detroit is ahead 1 - 0 when Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey phones Tiger general manager Jim Campbell with the news that the Sox have beaten the Orioles, clinching the pennant for the Tigers. Campbell keeps...
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The "best all-around athletes" list are always "subjective." Sport fans have their "favorite's." Michael Jordan fans say he's the greatest - Jim Brown fans will claim he's No.1. I'm sure you have your own list, your own "best" athlete ever in the history of sports....... Here's ESPN's "TOP TEN"...
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  September 15, 1990: Despite solo homers in the 5th by brothers Billy Ripken and Cal Ripken, both off David Wells, the Orioles lose 4 - 3 to Toronto. The brothers would homer together once more in 1996, again in the same inning. The Ripken Brothers joint stint in Baltimore, while managed by...
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The New York Yankees lose to the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-4 in this AL East showdown. It was a battle of the lefties with CC Sabathia going for New York and David Price on the mound for Tampa Bay. The Yankees took the early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second when with two outs Steve Pearce...
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  September 14, 1994 - The remainder of the baseball season is canceled by acting commissioner Bud Selig after 34 days of the players' strike. The last 50 games of the season and post season were cancelled due to the strike called by the Players Association and their leader Don Fehr. The...
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