New York Yankees All-Time Team

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It isn’t hard to create a lineup filled with the greatest players to ever play for the New York Yankees. Perhaps the hardest part of it all would be constructing this lineup to fulfill everyone’s egos and desires. All in all, it would be arguably the deepest and most talented lineup in history. This is […] READ MORE


Ben’s Short Stops: The Home Run Fence

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To be fenced in means to be restricted or confined. For example, Bobby is a young man who wants to go out with his friends. His Dad, or in this case let’s say his Father (it just sounds more authoritative), says “no.” Bobby asks “why?” His Father says, “As long as you live under my […] READ MORE


1986 ALCS, Game Five: California Angels at Boston Red Sox

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Welcome back to the “10 Greatest Games in Baseball History.” While the last two games were from the World Series, this game will hail from the 1986 ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels. Without further ado, let’s get into Number Eight. 8. 1986 Game Five: Red Sox 7, Angels 6 (11 innings) […] READ MORE




Reexamining Baseball’s Origins

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Another Look at Baseball’s Origins With the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees set to play in London, many efforts are being made to remember England’s baseball history, including the fact that the island nation lays its own claim to baseball’s invention. While the origins of baseball are surrounded in mystery and more than […] READ MORE




Inclusion of Women in Baseball Feels Slow

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“The future ain’t what it used to be.” – Yogi Berra While it was encouraging to see my hometown Oakland A’s lead the league in 2015 by hiring the first female MLB coach in Justine Siegal (guest instructor for the Arizona Fall League) and, more recently, hire their first female scouting coordinator in Haley Alvarez, progress […] READ MORE


The Men Who Pioneered Hand Signals in Baseball

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It’s not often that we can credit someone for having completely changed a sport, but Dummy Hoy might be an exception.  The talented CF played for several teams during his career, but he is remembered not only for having been very talented, but because he is regarded as the best deaf baseball player in history. […] READ MORE