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By Rocco Constantino On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Reflecting on Bobby Doerr, the Last Player Who Played in the 1930s

Bobby Doerr, second baseman for the Boston Red Sox, and the oldest living Major League Baseball Hall of Famer died Monday at the age of 99.  Incredibly, Doerr was the last player alive to have played in the More...

By Rocco Constantino On Friday, April 1st, 2016

Top 300 Moments that Shaped Major League Baseball: 20-11

11. Pete Rose passes Ty Cobb The number 4,191 had been so incomprehensible for so long that it was widely considered nobody would ever approach Cobb’s career hits record.  There had only been about a dozen More...

By Rocco Constantino On Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Top 300 Moments that Shaped Major League Baseball: 100-91

91. Ted Williams final at bat For as big of a hero as he is, Williams’ relationship with the Boston fans during his career was frosty at best.  Williams announced that he would be retiring after the 1960 season, More...

By Rocco Constantino On Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Top 300 Moments that Shaped Major League Baseball: 140-131

131. Kirby Puckett‘s Game 6 performance in 1991 Puckett was already a beloved figure in Minnesota before the 1991 World Series.  What he did in Game 6 that year elevated him to hero status and is the defining More...

By Rocco Constantino On Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Top 300 Moments that Shaped Major League Baseball: 220-211

220. Roberto Alomar spitting incident Arguments between players and umpires are a part of the game.  Even the most volatile arguments usually only draw a rise out of the fans, an ejection and everyone moves on.  More...

By Douglas Fox On Monday, August 10th, 2015

Phil Marchildon – The Best Canadian Pitcher You’ve Never Heard Of

The town of Penetanguishene, Ontario, sits at the end of a long fjord off of Georgian Bay, which itself is a backpack-like extension of the fur trader-shaped Lake Huron.  The name of the town supposedly derives More...

By Will Hyland On Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Maine’s Claim To Baseball Lore

Though the exact location of the 1872 game is unknown, this diamond is baseball’s current home in Belfast today. In the heart of Maine’s coast lies an industrial-turned-tourist city with a rich baseball More...

By Douglas Fox On Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Baseball’s Longest Home Runs By Park

The site of the longest Home Run in Boston’s venerable Fenway Park, hit by Ted Williams, sits so far from the playing field that it defies belief. Red Sox fan Joseph A. Boucher was sitting in his seat 33 More...

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By KC Baker On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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It’s Fenway And That Ain’t So Bad

I’m not a Red Sox fan, much less a Yankees fan.  Hell, until my Astros finally found their way into the Series, I never even gave a flying weasel about the American League.  However, I am fascinated by historic More...

By Chris Lacey On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera Best Hitter in the Universe

The game of baseball has had great hitters like Frank Robinson, Chuck Klein, Ty Cobb, Jimmie Foxx, Joe Medwick, and Lou Gehrig. These players were all great hitters and they also have another thing in common, this More...

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