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  1. Yearbook, Nov. 18: Koufax calls it quits

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 18, 1966: On this day 46 years ago, Sandy Koufax became one of sports' most notable early retirees, announcing he was stepping aside at age 30 due to arthritis in his left elbow. Koufax's line in his final season, all while battling the pain:...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  2. Yearbook, Sept. 19: Jackie Robinson's ROY

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 19, 1947: On this day 65 years ago, Jackie Robinson continued his historic campaign, becoming Major League Baseball's first-ever Rookie of the Year just months after breaking through to become its first modern-day black player. Robinson was ...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  3. Yearbook, Sept. 15: Gnats attack baseball!

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 15, 1946: The Chicago Cubs and Brooklyn Dodgers got the first game in on this day 66 years ago. But the second half of the doubleheader at Ebbets Field couldn't go the full nine, as swarming gnats forced officials to call things off in the fift...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  4. Yearbook, Aug. 26: Another landmark debut

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 26, 1947: On the far right of this 1950 photo is Jackie Robinson, who made his immortal debut on April 15, 1947, becoming the first black player in Major League Baseball history. Next to him? Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Dan Bankhead, who on this d...

    Blog | August 26, 2012
  5. Catching up with 'Every Hall of Famer'

    Patrick Dorsey

    At the start of 2011, devoted Houston Astros fan Summer Anne Burton decided to try something: draw portraits of every baseball Hall of Famer -- nearly 300 of them -- before the end of the year. So Burton, then a 28-year-old living in Austin, Texas...

    Blog | June 05, 2012