Maury Wills, Dodger Legend, Dead at 89

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Los Angeles Dodgers legend Maury Wills died Monday at his home in Sedona, Arizona. He was roughly two weeks short of his 90th birthday. The seven-time All-Star spent most of his career in Los Angeles, though he also had brief stints with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Montreal Expos. Wills helped the Dodgers to three world […] READ MORE


Ben’s Baseball Alphabet: Embezzle

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Rickey Henderson has been convicted on 1,406 counts of embezzlement. The governing body of Major League Baseball has also convicted Lou Brock on 938 counts. Billy Hamilton didn’t fare too much better. After a lengthy trial, he was convicted on 914 counts. And Ty Cobb, the most notorious of all ballplayers, received the maximum sentence […] READ MORE


Longest Standing MLB Records That Were Broken

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The longest-standing MLB records have either been broken or will never be reached. For instance, Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961, surpassing Babe Ruth’s long-standing record of 60. Maris remained the record holder until 1998, when Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa hammered their way into baseball’s record books. That home run chase, in […] READ MORE


Oakland Athletics All-Time Team

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The Oakland Athletics are an interesting case. They’ve been around for 121 years and have been involved in 18,702 contests. In that time, they’ve made 29 trips to the postseason and won 15 pennants. They have nine World Championships and 45 players who’ve worn their uniform are enshrined in Cooperstown. However, in spite of all […] READ MORE


Stealing Second

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The indicator was the right ear. Once the right ear was touched, the batter and the baserunner knew that instructions were coming. Two signs after that the third base coach touched his bottom right calf. This meant that the runner on first, who had just singled to right, was to steal second. The base runner […] READ MORE


1980s Major League Baseball: The Forgotten Decade

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1980s Major League Baseball Just Say No To The 80s The 1989 World Series between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, dubbed the Battle of the Bay, concluded on October 28th, thus ending what some claim to be a forgettable decade in the history of baseball. But why does 1980s Major League Baseball […] READ MORE



The Rise, Fall, and Rise of the Stolen Base

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“The steal is dead! Long live the steal!” Baseball oldtimers and fantasy owners everywhere bemoaned of the changing game. But a funny thing happened on the way to baseball’s current obsession with power. The old model of a slow, lumbering slugger has been replaced. The Cecil Fielder, Adam Dunn, and Billy Butler model has turned […] READ MORE


Cody Bellinger Emphasizes Difficulty of Breaking Baseball Records

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Cody Bellinger set a Major League Baseball record for the most RBI, 37, before May 1st during a Monday night game against the San Francisco Giants. He has had quite the historic first month, with a seemingly fictitious .434/.508/.906 slash line. His 14 home runs as of April 30th also tie a baseball record for the […] READ MORE