We continue our “Ten Who Missed” series today, with an essay on Eddie Murray. “Ten Who Missed” is a companion to The Baseball 100 — as the name…
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Oh my gosh. That throw. I mean … what in the world was that throw? If you’re old enough, you’ll remember the Cubs’ Shawon Dunston. Great story. Son of a…
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Bill James has written about this — in the 1985 playoffs against Toronto, Kansas City’s George Brett had one of the greatest games a player has ever…
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Happy Father’s Day! As promised, today I’m launching the much-anticipated TEN WHO MISSED series, which will feature full-length essays on 10 players who…
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So, the baseball news of the day is that St. Louis’ Miles Mikolas almost threw a no-hitter on Tuesday night. He came within one out — or, if you want to…
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Our friend Joe Sheehan did a fun little poll on Twitter a couple of days ago. At the time, the Phillies had won eight games in a row after the firing of…
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Here’s the thing: I think we all can piece together what was going through the mind of then 86-year-old White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf when he decided…
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Here’s something I always appreciated about Roy Hobbs from the movie* “The Natural:” The guy was never boring. He was either tearing the cover off the…
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On May 9, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred met with some sports editors to discuss the state of the game. One of the big questions — as has often been…
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A couple of housekeeping notes. One, emails have been sent out to the winners of our Father’s Day Baseball 100 giveaway! Congratulations to all the…
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As we head into June, this is a good time to take stock. You probably haven’t had time to keep up with every team in the big leagues, so let me give you…
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We are a little more than one-quarter of the way into the season … and already these are the teams with a less than one percent chance of making the…
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