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  1. The strange saga of the 1978 Oakland A's

    David Schoenfield

    Last week, in a piece on the Brewers, I presented the following chart, a list of all teams that played .750 or better in April with at least 20 games played (the Brewers ended up one win short of that percentage): As you can see, 17 of the 18 ...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  2. Harrelson back in booth after missing two games

    Eric Gilmore

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Chicago White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson will be back in the booth Friday night after missing back-to-back games because of a sore throat. "I did a lot of interviews," Harrelson said before the White Sox faced the Oakl...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  3. A year later, Buster Posey's back in action

    Christina Kahrl

    Exactly one year ago, Buster Posey went from sure thing to question mark. It wasn't because of anything he failed to do, it wasn't because he hadn't fulfilled every expectation for his greatness. If anything, it was a matter of professional hazard: H...

    Blog | May 26, 2012
  4. Memories rush back as Dodger Stadium turns 50 (Moments 50-41)

    Mike Downey

    Memories rush back as Dodger Stadium turns 50.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2012
  5. Tiant, Kaat fall short of Hall of Fame status

    David Schoenfield

    The other day, I argued the Hall of Fame cases of Ron Santo and Minnie Minoso. Here are the other eight on the Veterans Committee ballot. Jim Kaat, P, 1959-83 Stats: 283-237, 3.45 ERA, 625 GS, 4530.1 IP, 4620 H, 1083 BB, 2461 SO Jim Kaat won...

    Blog | November 05, 2011
  6. Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Ron Santo, Luis Tiant on Baseball Hall of F...

    Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Ron Santo and Luis Tiant are among 10 candidates for the baseball Hall of Fame who will be on the Veterans Committee ballot next month.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  7. The worst All-Star pitching staffs

    David Schoenfield

    As Ron Washington rolled out one reliever after another last night, I made a reference in my running diary (check it out!) to other nondescript All-Star pitching staffs. I mentioned the 1996 AL staff -- Charles Nagy, Chuck Finley, Roger Pavlik, Troy ...

    Blog | July 13, 2011
  8. Why can't Mark Cuban own a Major League Baseball team?

    Jayson Stark

    Why can't Mark Cuban own a Major League Baseball team? Franchise owners have a say, but commissioner Bud Selig still stands in the way.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  9. Angels Moment No. 2: Chuck Finley recalls '86

    Mark Saxon

    Before 2002, the defining moment for the Angels franchise was an ultimate downer. It was Game 5 of the 1986 American League Championship Series. Just about anybody with a passing memory of mid-eighties baseball remembers it, particularly if they l...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  10. 'Hot' pitchers take center stage

    Jeremy Lundblad

    Today's Trivia: When Bartolo Colon, 37, takes the mound Wednesday for his first start with the New York Yankees, he will be the oldest pitcher to start a game this season. Who currently holds that distinction? Quick Hits: With some of the hottest ...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  11. Underappreciated non-Hall of Famers

    Bill Parker

    Our friend Craig Calcaterra had a very interesting post over on Hardball Times the other day, in which he attempted to identify the greatest living player from each team . His answer for the Angels really caught my eye: Angels: Another toughie for...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  12. Retracing Chuck Tanner's path to Pirates

    Craig Brown

    With the passing of former manager Chuck Tanner last week at age 82, a number of remembrances were written about his time in Pittsburgh. Many focused on how he piloted the "Family" of 1979 to the World Series title. It was noted he was a players' m...

    Blog | February 13, 2011
  13. George Steinbrenner was one of the last bridges to a baseball pas...

    Howard Bryant

    In an ever-changing world, George Steinbrenner exemplified the continuity that makes sports special to all of us.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2010
  14. Mark Loretta spent one memorable season with his homedown Dodgers...

    Tony Jackson

    The last of Loretta's 1,718 career hits electrified Dodger Stadium in a wild Game 2 of L.A.'s division series.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2010
  15. Chuck Finley and Brian Downing inducted into Angels Hall of Fame

    Chuck Finley and Brian Downing, teammates on the Angels' 1986 AL West championship team, were inducted into the franchise's Hall of Fame before Thursday night's game against the Oakland Athletics.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2009
  16. Page 2: Worst contracts in MLB history

    Page 2 staff

    Page 2 compiles a list of the worst contracts in major league history. Needless to say, it's a very long list.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2009