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Ruth's hug means almost as much as Gehrig's speech

At the time, a hug between two greats of the game loomed almost as large as Gehrig's words -- and maybe it still should.

Ruth's hug means almost as much as Gehrig's speech

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At the time, a hug between two greats of the game loomed almost as large as Gehrig's words -- and maybe it still should.

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The 1996 All Star Game, the Vet, and Depression

Chase Utley joins a litany of former Phillies who were their teams' lone representatives to the All Star Game. And even though it won't be a chipper affair, there's no way it can be worse than 1996.

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The 1996 All Star Game, the Vet, and Depression

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Chase Utley joins a litany of former Phillies who were their teams' lone representatives to the All Star Game. And even though it won't be a chipper affair, there's no way it can be worse than 1996.

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'54 flashback: Unknown hits big, but lead shrinks

It was a good thing our beloved Tribe went 6-0 the previous week because this week’s schedule is brutal: Nine games, two double headers and not a single day off.

'54 flashback: Unknown hits big, but lead shrinks

It was a good thing our beloved Tribe went 6-0 the previous week because this week’s schedule is brutal: Nine games, two double headers and not a single day off.

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Just for fun

Luckiest Man speech anniversary giveaway

Do you want to win a free bestselling book about Lou Gehrig? See how you can!

Luckiest Man speech anniversary giveaway

Do you want to win a free bestselling book about Lou Gehrig? See how you can!

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1999: Mets hop on the express

On this 4th of July, let's look back at the Shea half of the Subway Series in 1999 and remember a great American: Matt Franco

1999: Mets hop on the express

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On this 4th of July, let's look back at the Shea half of the Subway Series in 1999 and remember a great American: Matt Franco

Santana's phantom extension would expire this year

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Let's go back in time to January of 2008. If the Twins chose to re-sign their ace instead of trading him, the alleged extension that was demanded would have expired after this season.

'54 Indians flashback: Tribe go 6-0, extend lead

A poor week against the Athletics and Yankees let the White Sox creep within 1.5 games. This week, a short to gamer in Baltimore and a Fourth of July weekend with the White Sox.

A history of Giants June Swoons

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It is not a pretty history

1999: Braves add injury to insult

In our latest look back at 1999, the Braves visit Shea and do serious damage on all fronts, until Fonzie comes through with the biggest hit of the year.

Mike Trout and the Hall of Fame

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At age 22, Mike Trout is on pace to build a Hall of Fame career. Just how long until he accumulates worthy numbers?

The forgotten art of radio broadcast

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Remembering a time before having every game televised was commonplace.

What if the NYY 2007 MLB Draft had been perfect?

Contemplating what a perfect draft in 2007 would have looked like

The Sandberg Game: 30 Years Ago Today

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Three decades have passed since one of the most famous games in Cubs history.

Bring back Tony Gwynn & the lost greats of the 80s

A remembrance of the past, a wish not to go back but to be back, and for others to be back as well. Also the only post where you'll see Pascual Perez compared to a character from Shakespeare.

'54 Indians flashback: Tribe go 2-4, lead shrinks

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The Indians had finally gained some breathing by taking seven of eight from the Red Sox and Senators the week before. They looked to keep the lead or even extend it with visits from the Athletics and Yankees.

1999: Way down south

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This week in 1999: The Mets finally battle the Braves and awaken a sleeping giant.

Remembering 1964: Lou Brock and The Trade

As Lou Brock celebrates his 75th birthday today during the year that the St. Louis Cardinals are commemorating the 50th anniversary of their 1964 World Series title, it's worth remembering...

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