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  1. Yankees can't afford a Tanaka slump

    David Schoenfield

    Now, there's no need to panic just yet if you're a New York Yankees fan. I mean, even Bob Gibson allowed five runs in a game two times and six runs once back in 1968, the year that he posted a 1.12 ERA. Sandy Koufax won 27 games with a 1.73 ERA in 19...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  2. Woodrow Wilson, fantasy baseball player

    David Schoenfield

    Here is a fascinating piece from the great baseball historian John Thorn, outlining the details and discovery of 28th president Woodrow Wilson's childhood obsession with baseball. Thorn writes: Like the protagonist in Robert Coover's 1968 novel The ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  3. Who could break Hershiser's record?

    David Schoenfield

    On this date 25 years ago, Orel Hershiser began his streak of 59 consecutive scoreless innings pitched, breaking the mark of 58 that Don Drysdale had set in 1968. Mark Simon has a great look back at Hershiser's amazing stretch -- which included tw...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  4. James Shields and greatest pickoff moves

    David Schoenfield

    At his peak, Johnny Bench was lethal at throwing out attempting basestealers, more than 40 percent every season from 1968 to 1978, twice peaking at 57 percent. Even more amazing is that since few guys even attempted to steal on Bench, that means only...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  5. '68 Dodgers still have greatest draft ever

    David Schoenfield

    If a team drafts one future star, that's a pretty good draft. If a team drafts three solid future contributors, that's a pretty good draft. But no team has ever come close to the draft haul the Dodgers pulled off in 1968. Back then, the draf...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  6. Ten most important things we've learned

    David Schoenfield

    We're about 25 percent of the way through the season. After writing about my 25 percent AL and NL MVPs earlier, here are 10 important things we've learned so far. 1. Offense is down and not going up. OK, it's not quite 1968, but entering Tuesda...

    Blog | May 18, 2011