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  1. A look at the Golden Era Hall of Fame ballot

    David Schoenfield

    Last week, with little fanfare and virtually no attention, the Hall of Fame announced the 10 candidates placed on its Golden Era ballot, where the 16-member committee will consider candidates from the 1947-1972 period (whether this was actually baseb...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  2. The amazing 1930 Philadelphia Phillies

    David Schoenfield

    This was from two days ago but caught my attention because of the pitcher mentioned: Last night, Travis Wood became the 1st Cubs pitcher with an extra-inning extra-base pinch hit since Les Sweetland in July 1931 vs Brooklyn.- ESPN Stats & Info (@E...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Matt Kemp is better than you

    David Schoenfield

    It was about as perfect a day as you can dream up for the Los Angeles Dodgers. On the 65th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Vin Scully returned to the broadcast booth after missing five games, Mat...

    Blog | April 15, 2012
  13. A history of World Series Game 7

    David Schoenfield

    There have been 35 Game 7s played in the World Series. They provide many of the most indelible moments in the sport's long history: Bill Mazeroski's home run, Jack Morris' shutout, Luis Gonzalez's blooper, Joaquin Andujar going nuts. Now we have 3...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  14. Six other great teams that didn't win

    David Schoenfield

    On Monday, I wrote about the 2001 Seattle Mariners, the best team never to reach the World Series. That club won an all-time record-tying 116 games, and led the AL in runs scored (927) and fewest runs allowed (627). Here are six other great teams tha...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  15. The pitchers who changed baseball

    David Schoenfield

    From Mark Fidrych to David Cone to Mark Prior, we investigate some of the key cases that changed how the sport is managed.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2009