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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. Joe Torre says action possible against plate collisions

    Lou Brock's shoulder-to-shoulder collision with Bill Freehan during the 1968 World Series and Pete Rose's bruising hit on Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game could become relics of baseball history, like the dead-ball era.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Detroit is bust, Detroit is an idea, Detroit memories

    Jeff MacGregor

    Detroit is bust. Detroit is an idea. The city will live on in memories of the 1968 World Series, Gordie Howe and automobiles. Bankruptcy, or no, the Red Wings, Tigers, Lions and Pistons will play on.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  6. Oakland Athletics have found a way to win despite outdated ballpa...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant examines how the Oakland Athletics have found a way to win, despite being in an outdated ballpark and poor market for baseball. But the real question is: Why should they have to?

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  7. MLB offense increases slightly in 2012

    Offense in the major leagues increased slightly this season after five consecutive years of drops, while strikeouts reached a record high and walks dropped to their lowest level since 1968.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  8. You're out! Postseason plays at the plate

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Nelson Cruz throwing Miguel Cabrera out at the plate to preserve a tie game in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the ALCS brought back memories of other notable postseason plays at the plate. Here's a list compiled by Stats & Information: 1968 Wor...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  9. Louisiana drops bid to extradite former Detroit Tiger Denny McLai...

    Louisiana authorities on Monday dropped a bid to extradite former Detroit Tigers star Denny McLain, major league baseball's last 30-game winner, for trial in a dispute over a scrap metal sale.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  10. 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
  11. Former Tiger Northrup, star of 1968 World Series, dead at 71

    Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Jim Northrup, who hit a decisive two-run triple in Game 7 of the 1968 World Series, died Wednesday. He was 71.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2011
  12. '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
  13. 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
  14. The 1968 season was a magical year for pitchers

    Tim Kurkjian

    Although pitching dominated last year and seemingly has been equally as good this season, nothing compares to what went on during the 1968 season.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2011
  15. Mets call press conference for Friday, 2 p.m.

    Adam Rubin

    Sandy Alderson's introduction as Mets GM is scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m. at Citi Field, the team announced. The list of previous GMs: George Weiss, 1962-66 Bing Devine, 1967 Johnny Murphy, 1968-69 Bob Scheffing, 1970-74 Joe McDonald, 1975...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  16. Ranger reax: Ogando impresses again

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers reliever Alexi Ogando needed just 25 pitches to get through three innings on Wednesday, earning his third win of the season. Ogando became the first player since 1968 (Detroit's Jon Warden) to start his major league car...

    Blog | June 23, 2010