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A ‘Heavenly’ Fantasy Baseball Contest, For All The World

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Fantasy sports may be all the rage on earth, but what if the result of a single baseball game, whose teams are comprised of players selected by God and the Devil themselves, from among anyone ever to play in the Majors or Negro Leagues, would determine the fate of the ...

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Deals, Deals, Deals! New Book Looks At The Best… And Worst Of Them

New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez returns to the dugout after an inning against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday July 29, 2007 at Camden Yards in Baltimore. .

Baseball’s trading deadline is a few weeks away (and Amazon’s Prime Day is upon us!). Trade talk around the league has been ramping up, in what could culminate in a bonanza like July 2017 or — like many other years — a lot more speculation than actual swapping. Will teams ...

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Appel Spins Another Gem With ‘Stengel’

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When Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966, author Marty Appel surmises, he likely “played with or against or managed more” fellow Hall of Famers than any of the then-100+ enshrinees. Having been born before Babe Ruth, started his playing career in ...

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Great Dunbar HS Teams Chronicled In New Book

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Good things come in small packages. That’s how’s the saying goes, but when it comes to basketball, it usually doesn’t apply. Enter Muggsy Bogues, the “missing link” that completed the Baltimore Dunbar High School basketball squad that 35 years ago began a two-year undefeated reign as the consensus national champions. ...

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Early Star’s Career, Untimely Death Recalled In Biography

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Even avid baseball fans are not likely to have heard of Win Mercer. His career–and, sadly, his life–over just before the detente between the National League and upstart American League would lead to the first World Series, Mercer toiled for always losing and mostly dismal Washington teams in seven of ...

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‘Forgotten’ Boston-Baltimore Pennant Chase Rediscovered

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For many who enjoy baseball history, the agreement between the newly-formed American League and National League to begin play in the World Series in 1903 signaled the beginning of the “modern” baseball era. Indeed, Jack Chesbro‘s 41 wins for the New York Highlanders still counts as the standard for single-season ...

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