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


Atlanta Braves by Decade: 2000s, Part Two

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While the 2000s rolled merrily along, Major League Baseball continued to search for a dominant franchise. The New York Yankees were suddenly challenged. Their archrivals, the Boston Red Sox, won the 2004 World Series. It was their first title since 1918. Other teams like the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, and Detroit Tigers rose to […] READ MORE


Spring Training: The Short Season

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Spring Training: The Short Season A Cyclical Rebirth Life is a series of cycles much akin to the seasons of the year. We begin in the spring with our birth and travel into adulthood with the summer. In the fall our hair starts to gray and with winter the leaves descend and our cycle ends. […] READ MORE


Atlanta Braves by Decade: 2000s, Part One

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The new millennium came crashing into the world’s history as people felt both a sense of hope and a sense of fear. In the political world, George W. Bush and Barack Obama found The White House. In the music world, boy bands like NSYNC ruled the radio charts. Meanwhile, groups like Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, […] READ MORE


Braves by Decade: 1990’s, Part. 2

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Baseball started in 1995 in a bit of turmoil; or, to be more accurate, a lot of turmoil. The cancellation of the World Series the previous year sparked a lot of questions. The next year was still up in the air. It got so bad that President Clinton had to get involved. He told the […] READ MORE


“Moonlight” Graham and His Brush With the Bigs

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“Moonlight” Graham and His Brush With The Bigs Archibald Wright Graham The Game If you have ever read W.P. Kinsella’s Shoeless Joe, or caught the 1989 film, Field of Dreams, you’ve probably heard of “Moonlight” Graham. He played two innings of one game and never came to bat. That’s it. He would never play in […] 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


St. Louis Cardinals’ Team of the Century

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St. Louis Cardinals fans have been blessed with a successful organization for most of the team’s history. However, the new millennium marked a shift in culture, a new era for the historic franchise. Every Cardinals team following the 1982 World Series title had been clouded by both close calls and mediocre finishes. However, the hiring […] READ MORE



Reliving History: 1967 St. Louis Cardinals

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Moving along to the next installment in our “Reliving History” Series, the focus shifts to the Midwest for a look back at 1967 St. Louis Cardinals. 1967 marked the Cardinals 86th season playing in St. Louis. Furthermore, it was the team’s first season playing at Busch Memorial Stadium. Reliving the 1967 St. Louis Cardinals Under […] READ MORE