How Jackie Robinson Day Started With Ken Griffey Jr

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Thankful does not even begin to describe what baseball feels towards Jackie Robinson. Quite simply, the game would not be the same if he had not stepped onto Ebbets Field for the Brooklyn Dodgers that day 75 years ago. It was one of the most important moments in baseball history.  Sports would not be the […] READ MORE


Paul O’Neill Number Retirement Raises Debate

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The New York Yankees recently announced they will retire the number 21 of Paul O’Neill this August. A fan favorite during his nine years in the Bronx, “The Warrior” will join the ranks of 22 other Yankee greats in Monument Park. O’Neill had a very successful stint in New York, helping the team win four […] READ MORE


Adam Wainwright to the Cardinals Is a Trade Worth Revisiting

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Adam Wainwright will go down as one of the most dominant pitchers of his era. Having pitched so long for the St. Louis Cardinals, it’s hard to imagine Wainwright in any other jersey. However, he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2000. He became a Cardinal via trade following the 2003 season while in […] READ MORE


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


The Fastball: A Story of Particulars

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It is called such because it comes at the hitter with some mustard on it. Don’t worry this is not in the literal sense. That would be illegal, especially these days. Remember you aren’t allowed to apply a foreign substance to the baseball. What we are discussing in the case of a baseball with mustard […] READ MORE


2004 ALCS, Game Five: Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees

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Welcome back to the “10 Greatest Games of All Time“. All apologies for the delay on the list, but sometimes, like these teams, we must persevere through adversity in our personal lives. Previously, we’ve looked at crazy pitching feats, nailbiters in the playoffs, and games that have ended curses in the Fall Classic. Today, we’ll […] READ MORE



Derek Jeter’s Road to Cooperstown

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Derek Jeter Early Career Derek Jeter had mixed scouting reports coming out of High School. Legend has it that some scouts, while acknowledging his talents, believed the young shortstop from Kalamazoo, MI, to be too scrawny for Major League Baseball. The New York Yankees decided to take a chance and drafted Derek Jeter as the […] READ MORE


A Deep Dive on the Billy Wagner Hall of Fame Case

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For several years, the Hall of Fame voting process has brought forth the discussion on Billy Wagner and his place in MLB history. For 16 seasons, primarily with the Houston Astros, the closer shut down opposing lineups coming out of the bullpen. In addition to the Astros, he pitched for, and impacted, the Philadelphia Phillies, […] READ MORE


Dellin Betances to Sign With New York Mets

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Dellin Betances has agreed to terms with the New York Mets for a one year contract with at least one player option. Betances is a well-regarded reliever in MLB although he is coming off of a season in which he pitched two-thirds of an inning. Betances will make 10.5 million dollars in 2020. Betances has […] READ MORE