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Happy 80th Birthday to Willie Mays! Here are some links to some great reads! ESPN Sweet Spot - 10 Reasons why May's is the greatest ever. This is a great read.  Our own biography, we have Mays video, notes, images. Check out Mays Biography written by Bob Cohen.  The Catch! Willi's own web...
Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that Bud Selig will announce this afternoon that Major League Baseball is going to take over the financial operations of the Dodgers. UPDATE: Major League Baseball has just issued the following statement on behalf of Bud Selig: “Pursuant to my authority...
When Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, he blazed a trail for African American ballplayers. That legacy lives on today. In the last ten seasons, 15 of the 20 league Most Valuable Player Awards have been awarded to African American or Latino ballplayers. "I know he...
Two spectacular plays by an underrated third baseman, a bad hop at short, two pitchers who combined for just 21 victories in 1941 and even a taxi cab driver were responsible for the end of Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak in Cleveland on July 17. The third baseman was Kenny Keltner. The bad-...
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For anyone seeking complete resolution to baseball's steroids era from the Barry Bonds' trial, sorry. It isn’t happening. At least the trial is over and Bonds did not win. After four days of jury deliberations, the home run king was convicted Wednesday of obstruction of justice, a count that...
AP Report: Manny Ramirez walked away from baseball on Friday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, abruptly ending the mercurial career of one of the most talented -- and tainted -- hitters to ever play the game.   The slumping Tampa Bay slugger informed Major League...
August 4, 2007 marks performance enhanced historical moments when Barry Bonds hit his 755th homer to tie Hank Aaron as the all-time leader in that category. Bonds belted his opposite-field homer off Clay Hensley of the Padres at PETCO Park in San Diego. Ironically, Hensley had been suspended...
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Dear Fans, We launched our new site on April 4, 2011 and we have had some issues, with various stats, team names, images, site speed and so forth. We are working hard to fix all these things over the coming days. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the site. Tom    
Dear Fans, Welcome to the new BaseballPage!  After fifteen years of your ongoing support I am excited to give you a vastly expanded site.  All your favorite stat’s and stories are still here, but now you will find the first full, on-line baseball community. This community will allow you...
"There's a long drive waaay back in center field...waaay baaack, baaack, it is...caaaaaught by Wil-lie Mays! [garbled - some say it sounds like "Say-Hey Mays"] The runner on second, Doby, is able to tag and go to third; Wille Mays just brought this crowd to its feet... with a catch... which must...
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When Walter Johnson pitched his first professional game, he lost 21-0. Almost all of the runs were scored on third strikes that his catcher failed to secure because of their speed. The tall, long-armed 19-year old right-hander soon found a new catcher, and in less than a year he was in the big...
  In his senior year in college, Dave Winfield was a wanted man. In 1973, Winfield, a senior at the University of Minnesota, was selected in four drafts in three different professional sports. Just weeks after being selected as the fourth overall pick in the baseball draft by the San Diego...
Few Hall of Famers forged as diverse a career in baseball as Ford Christopher Frick, who was instrumental in the establishment of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown. “I’ve always been a lucky guy,“ Frick said in his Hall of Fame induction speech in 1970. “I’ve always been...
Throughout baseball history, great players have produced great moments in dramatic games, and Hall of Fame members are no exception, providing numerous memorable moments in a winner-take-all contests of the Fall Classic. Here are ten moments to chew on, in chronological order: Walter Johnson, 1924...
  In the midst of the 1983 season, future Hall of Famer George Brett was involved in one of the stickiest incidents in baseball history. It involved a home run, some pine tar, and the rule book. The controversial “Pine Tar” game became a headache for many involved, but looking back on the...
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