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  1. Baseball legend Don Zimmer dies at 83

    Tampa Bay Rays senior advisor and baseball icon Don Zimmer has died. He was 83.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  2. A short history of winning with one hit

    David Schoenfield

    We had an odd result Wednesday night at Tampa Bay: The A's got one hit but beat the Rays 3-2. Oakland scored two runs in the second inning without a hit thanks to a pair of errors and a pair of walks. Oakland's lone hit was Brandon Moss' solo home ru...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  3. A forgotten part of baseball history

    David Schoenfield

    Today is Jackie Robinson Day across Major League Baseball, when the sport honors Robinson's legacy. When this date arrives each season -- this year is the 67th anniversary of Robinson's debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers -- I'm always reminded of my ...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. Happy Birthday, Monte Irvin

    David Schoenfield

    Another day with two Hall of Famers: Monte Irvin and Ron Santo. Plus a guy who looked like a sure bet for the Hall of Fame in his early 20s, a guy who kicked a water cooler or two and a guy who starred for the last Cubs team to play in a World Series...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  5. MLB's growing power vacuum

    Buster Olney

    Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley took baseball out west, uprooting the Brooklyn Dodgers and, by extension, the New York Giants, and, through the 1960s and '70s, he was viewed as one of baseball's major power brokers. By the late '70s, howev...

    Blog | July 13, 2013
  6. '42' gets some of Jackie Robinson's history wrong but starts conv...

    Howard Bryant

    Jackie Robinson's story, as told in "42," is incomplete and has some historical gaps, but it allows one father to begin a conversation with his son.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  7. MLB, teams taking students to see film '42'

    Major League Baseball and its 30 teams plan to take thousands of teenagers to see the Jackie Robinson film "42."

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2013
  8. Did Reese-Robinson moment happen?

    David Schoenfield

    In the movie "42" (spoiler alert) there is a key scene when Jackie Robinson is being heckled by fans in Cincinnati. Shortstop Pee Wee Reese, from nearby Louisville, goes over to Robinson and puts his arm around him. The event has become a principal m...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  9. How '42' nailed authentic vintage uniforms

    Paul Lukas

    Jackie Robinson is in the air this time of year. Next Monday, April 15, will be the 66th anniversary of Robby's big league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and all MLB uniformed personnel will once again mark the occasion by wearing No. 42. Three day...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  10. Greatest teams ever: The almost greats

    David Schoenfield

    If you're an ESPN Insider, I hope you've been reading Buster Olney's "all-time greatest" series. He finished off today with his top 10 teams , and the 1998 Yankees were No. 1. No big argument there. When you see these lists, most experts usually g...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  11. All-time top 25 players under 25

    David Schoenfield

    A couple weeks ago, Keith Law unveiled his annual list of the top 25 players under the age of 25 . Keith's list isn't a projection of the best players for 2013, but rather a projection and ordering of players if you were starting a franchise. I th...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  12. Can you guess the Hall of Famer?

    David Schoenfield

    Let's play a little Hall of Fame game. I'm going to present two players with similar statistics. One is in the Hall of Fame and the other is on this year's ballot. Presented two lines of numbers, can you guess which player is the Hall of Famer? Check...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  13. Brooklyn Nets commemorate new home of Ebbets Field flagpole

    Mike Mazzeo

    On Tuesday, the Brooklyn Nets held a ceremony to commemorate the new home of the Ebbets Field flagpole, just steps from Barclays Center.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  14. Hall of 100: These guys got snubbed!

    David Schoenfield

    The ESPN Hall of 100 will be unveiled all week on ESPN.com, starting with Tuesday's list of Nos. 100 through 76, plus the top 25 honorable mentions. Here are five guys who didn't crack the top 125 -- but should have. Carl Hubbell, No. 126 When I ...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  15. The 10 greatest World Series games

    David Schoenfield

    There have been 626 World Series games, from Deacon Phillippe battling Cy Young at the Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds on Oct. 1, 1903, to Doug Fister facing Madison Bumgarner on a postcard evening in San Francisco. Whitey Ford has started the ...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  16. Don Larsen's perfect game uniform from 1956 World Series to hit a...

    Fifty-six years to the day Monday, Don Larsen walked into Yankee Stadium for Game 5 of the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers, having no idea he was about to create one of the most memorable moments in baseball history.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2012