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  1. Signs point to Jose Abreu being a star slugger right away - MLB

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross explains why Jose Abreu is a good bet to lead the league in home runs.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  2. NBA - Why LeBron James is and isn't Michael Jordan

    Tom Haberstroh

    Like Mike: Is LeBron James reaching Michael Jordan's level of greatness?

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  3. Transaction of the Year: Angels ink Pujols

    Jim Bowden

    Albert Pujols' name already is often mentioned among a trio of baseball legends - Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds. His prodigious career thus far has earned him that nod of respect, as well as a mammoth 10-year, $254 million contract in Decembe...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  4. MLB: A look at Albert Pujols' options, including the St. Louis Ca...

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers looks at the current Albert Pujols situation and proposes three ways it could play out: Either he stays with the Cardinals, he gets dealt in July 2011 (in which case the Red Sox may be an option), or he goes elsewhere next winter (Wrigley Field, anyone?).

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2011
  5. MLB: Babe Ruth's called shot, the Black Sox, Christy Mathewson in...

    Buster Olney

    There's new footage of Maz's HR in Game 7 in 1960; as a result, Buster Olney makes a list of games that current baseball fans wish they could relive -- the called shot, Christy Mathewson in 1905, the Black Sox World Series, etc. Plus: free agency updates.

    Blog | Conversation | November 14, 2010
  6. MLB: Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, Ty Cobb and the Hall of Fame's blurr...

    Buster Olney

    "Character" and "sportsmanship" matter in Hall of Fame voting -- except when they don't. Cheating, betting and doping did not disqualify past players from the Hall, so why are Pete Rose and players from the steroids era held to a different standard?

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2010
  7. Jim Thome as a modern Babe Ruth

    The habit of trying to grind through the daily rigors of each season has been ingrained in Jim Thome. But in 2009, a fight with a foot problem had worn on him, affecting his ability to lean back on his left leg in his batting stance. "It was what I...

    Blog | September 05, 2010
  8. Examining which players hit the ball hardest in MLB history - Pet...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating examines which players hit the hardest in the history of Major League Baseball

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2010
  9. Insider - Baseball Prospectus - Yankee Stadium impact

    Marc Normandin

    The old Yankee Stadium was quite accommodating to left-handed hitters. The new Yankee Stadium? It could be even friendlier.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2009
  10. How do you define a dynasty?

    The Yankees of 1936-41 won five championships in six seasons, and a decade later, the Yankees of 1949-1953 won five straight titles. The Philadelphia Athletics of 1910-1914 were a dynasty. Babe Ruth's Yankees appeared in seven World Series from 1921-...

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2008
  11. Ruth, Phelps among greatest athletes ever

    After Michael Phelps won his third gold medal on Tuesday, the question of how he ranks among the greatest athletes ever grew organically on the radio -- and actually, it stemmed from a conversation about Babe Ruth. We were talking about how only Rut...

    Blog | Conversation | August 17, 2008
  12. Hamilton an inspiration in so many ways

    NEW YORK -- One of the best things about baseball is that someone else comes along and recreates being the hero. Out of the embers of the Black Sox scandal came Babe Ruth. As a nation regrouped between World War II and the Korean War, Jackie Robinson...

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2008
  13. Manny, Babe alike in many ways

    The 500th home run of Manny Ramirez's career landed just yards from where Babe Ruth grew up, and maybe that was appropriate. The window dressing of Ruth's story is about The Babe being The Babe: eating hot dogs, hanging his manager out of a moving tr...

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2008
  14. Chat with Nicholas Loucks and Jeremy Lundblad

    Where does Babe Ruth's 1921 season rank among the top 25 of all-time? Welcome to The Show! On Wednesday, ESPN researchers Nicholas Loucks and Jeremy Lundblad will drop by to talk about their list of the 25 greatest individual seasons in sports. Thei...

    Chat | January 07, 2008
  15. Red Sox built to last

    Babe Ruth was the ace of the staff the last time the Red Sox won a second consecutive World Series, in 1916. Larry Gardner led the team with 62 RBIs, and Boston accumulated 14 homers in 156 games. Set aside your fandom for a moment and try to think...

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2007
  16. Ruth's called shot is as good as it gets

    Rob Neyer

    If time travel were possible, here are the top five moments in baseball history that Rob Neyer would want to go back and witness.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2007