Barry Bonds 756: A Complicated Road to History

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Barry Bonds hit the 756th home run of his career fifteen years ago today to break Hank Aaron’s record. Like it or not, Bonds remains the all-time home runs leader. Bonds played 22 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. He had a .298 batting average, 2,935 hits, 762 home runs, 1,996 RBI […] READ MORE


Ben’s Baseball Alphabet: Hoover

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In 1907 a man named Murray Spangler had asthma. Spangler worked as a night janitor and one of his duties was sweeping up the dust. Unfortunately for him, his asthma was aggravated by dust. This made his job unpleasant. Spangler needed to find a way to reduce dust in the air. Luckily he was also […] READ MORE


Miguel Cabrera Joins 3,000 Hit Club

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Miguel Cabrera has 3,000 hits. The future Hall of Famer reached the prestigious milestone with a first-inning single off Colorado Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela Saturday afternoon in Detroit. Cabrera, 38, is the 33rd player to reach the milestone and the first Venezuelan. A double made him the third player in Major League history with 3,000 […] READ MORE


Atlanta Braves’ All-Time Team

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Saying that the Atlanta Braves have an extensive story is an understatement. This being the case, there’s certainly no shortage of incredible players in the aforementioned history. According to Baseball Reference, the top ten players in Braves history have a combined WAR of 878.2. Nevertheless, the question of who the greatest is remains. This can […] READ MORE


Former Mariner A-Rod On Hall of Fame Ballot

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Former Mariners’ shortstop Alex Rodriguez is on the Hall of Fame ballot for 2022. The third baseman and shortstop played 22 seasons in MLB, the first seven being in Seattle. Retiring in 2016, this was his first year eligible to be on the ballot. An excellent ballplayer with a controversial career will hope to see […] READ MORE


Top Moments in MLB Opening Day History

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MLB Opening Day is like New Years Day for baseball. Significant events, memorable events, and bizarre events have all occurred on baseball’s annual rebirth. For instance, the 1923 New York Yankees season was a special one. Not only did they open the original Yankee Stadium, but it ended with the Yankees winning the first of 27 World […] READ MORE


Braves by Decade: 1970s Braves

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The 1970s. An era of flashiness, yet also an era of subtlety. In politics and world history, the Cold War raged forward. The United States did battle with the Soviet Union in a number of rather unconventional ways. In society, the disco world was in full force. Shiny objects were the name of the game. […] READ MORE


Reliving History: Barry Bonds Number 756

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Reliving History: Barry Bonds Number 756 The Plaque At Oracle Park there is a plaque that is hung on a brick facade in the right-center field bleachers. The six-foot-tall plaque is the shape of a badge that one would typically find on a police officer. Written on it is the last name of arguably that […] READ MORE


Braves by Decade: 1960s Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves

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The 1960s was a time of revolutionary thinking. For better or worse, people the world over were changing their views. In 1963, a man named Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a legendary speech that sparked massive racial change. In the latter part of the decade came a radical movement for peace in Vietnam. The revolution […] READ MORE


Braves by Decade: 1950s Boston/Milwaukee Braves

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The 1950s. A decade of overall prosperity for the United States. Times were beginning to change. By the end of the decade, the country would see the first steps towards racial equality. Music was changing as well, as Elvis Presley and Bill Haley swept around the nation. The rapid evolution was not lost on the […] READ MORE