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  1. We're in a golden age for leadoff hitters

    David Schoenfield

    "I don't think I ever got proper credit about being smart about the game." -- Rickey Henderson When was the golden age for leadoff hitters? Well, 1965 was pretty good. Joe Morgan was a rookie that year and hit his way into the leadoff spot, where...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  2. Gold Glove Awards -- Baltimore Orioles win 3; Mike Trout of Los A...

    The Orioles lead all major league teams with three players winning Gold Gloves as catcher Matt Wieters, shortstop J.J. Hardy and center fielder Adam Jones were each awarded the honor by baseball's managers and coaches.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2012
  3. The age of the pitcher and how we got here - MLB

    Jayson Stark

    We are firmly entrenched in a golden age of pitching. So how did we get here? Jayson Stark investigates, and explains that there is a lot more to it than PEDs.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2012
  4. Catching talent at highest level in years

    David Schoenfield

    Are we in a golden age for catchers? In the wake of the Carlos Santana contract extension, there was some debate on where he ranks among the game's elite backstops. My colleague Eric Karabell called him the best catcher in the game. I'm not sure S...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  5. Philadelphia Phillies have serious infield issues

    Jayson Stark

    Shortstop Jimmy Rollins is healthy, but first baseman Ryan Howard won't be ready to play anytime soon and second baseman Chase Utley is hurting.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  6. Fenway Park listed on National Register of Historic Places

    The century-old home of the Boston Red Sox is being listed on the National Register of Historic Places to help ensure decades of new thrills.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2012
  7. "Moneyball" follows well-established rules of baseball movies

    Jim Caple

    "Moneyball" uses Hollywood blueprint for baseball success.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  8. When was golden age for center fielders?

    David Schoenfield

    This is somewhat shocking to me: A center fielder hasn't won an MVP Award since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1997. (Josh Hamilton played some there last season, but the majority of his games came in left field.) Before that, it was Robin Yount in 1989. S...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  9. Fred Lynn: 'Never saw a Sox scout'

    Gordon Edes

    Fred Lynn is among the former Red Sox players telling stories in "When the Game Changed: An Oral History of Baseball's True Golden Age: 1969-1979" by Chicago author George Castle (Lyons Press). Here's Lynn, talking about being drafted by the Sox: ...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  10. Hanley Ramirez leads top-heavy class of fantasy shortstops

    Brendan Roberts

    Brendan Roberts profiles the shortstop position for the 2010 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2010
  11. Steroid allegations overshadow achievements

    Buster Olney

    Last summer, commissioner Bud Selig proclaimed this was a golden age of baseball. Now, history is destined to recall this period as baseball's Steroid Era.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2005
  12. On a competitive balance high

    Rob Neyer

    Despite words to the contrary, competitive balance in baseball has never been better than it presently is.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2004
  13. A great, great game

    Rob Neyer

    From watching to reading about the game, this is truly a great time to be a baseball fan.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2004
  14. The amazing Mays

    Rob Neyer

    Charles Einstein, author of the republished book "Willie's Time", tells of his knowledge of Willie Mays, among other things.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2004
  15. Mays finally wows 'em

    Charles Einstein

    Author Charles Einstein looks at a 20-year-old Willie Mays in 1951 as he began his career with the New York Giants.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2004