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  1. Chisenhall's game one of greatest ever

    David Schoenfield

    One of the great things about baseball: A routine Monday night of baseball, a night without aces throwing 15-strikeout gems or dramatic walk-off home runs or crazy bat-throwing incidents can suddenly turn into a memorable evening when a player has on...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  2. Over/under: Clayton Kershaw's ERA

    David Schoenfield

    It's Clayton Kershaw Day at ESPN.com as Buster Olney profiles the Dodgers' dominant left-hander and the BBTN 100 turns to the top 10 left-handed starters and ranks Kershaw No. 1. Kershaw is in the midst of one of the greatest stretches ever for an...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  3. The greatest pitcher of all time?

    David Schoenfield

    Today's birthdays include: Hall of Famers Lefty Grove and Willie Stargell, five-time All-Star Cookie Rojas, one-armed outfielder Pete Gray, catcher Bob Swift (remembered as the catcher when this happened) and Roberto Duran (the pitcher, not the boxer...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  4. Where does Ortiz's performance rank?

    David Schoenfield

    David Ortiz just had one of the greatest World Series performances by a hitter that we've seen, hitting .688, reaching base three or more times in five games and generally scaring the heck out of the Cardinals. (Where does it rank among World Series ...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  5. The greatest home run of all time

    David Schoenfield

    Today's the 25th anniversary of Kirk Gibson's dramatic home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, one of the most famous home runs in baseball history. Arash Markazi has an excellent oral history of the events leading up to Gibson's pinch-hit theat...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  6. Another day, another chance for heroes

    David Schoenfield

    How can we possibly top a day like Monday? I'm not sure it quite beats that crazy final day of the 2011 regular season for the unofficial title of "Greatest Single Day of Gut-Wrenching and Heart-Stopping Baseball Frenzy," but the four games on Monday...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  7. Giambi's dramatic homer wins game of year

    David Schoenfield

    Greatest win of my life!!!
#believeland- Nick Swisher (@NickSwisher) September 25, 2013 One moment, you're crying and cursing out Chris Perez for blowing the game by giving up two home runs. The next moment, you're crying and huggin...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  8. Koji Uehara and greatest relief seasons

    David Schoenfield

    Fun with numbers ... Lowest batting averaged allowed (50 innings minimum): 1. Koji Uehara, 2013 Red Sox: .126 2. Craig Kimbrel, 2012 Braves: .126 3. Eric Gagne, 2003 Dodgers: .133 4. Carlos Marmol, 2008 Cubs: .135 5. Billy Wagner, 1999 Astr...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  9. Domonic Brown is the greatest slugger ever

    David Schoenfield

    Domonic Brown is hotter than a "Game of Thrones" message board. He's on such an explosive streak that he needs eight kingdoms to rule. Dragons couldn't stop him right now. He has nine home runs in his past 10 games, after hitting another one in th...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  10. How much should the Rockies play Helton?

    David Schoenfield

    I'm not a Colorado Rockies fan so I can't profess to know how they feel about Todd Helton returning from the disabled list and into the starting lineup a couple days ago. He's the greatest player in Rockies history, a guy who will have an int...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  11. Almost perfect: Darvish ready to make leap

    David Schoenfield

    Love that we've all accepted that pitch count, not Houston's lineup, is the greatest threat to this perfect game.- Andy Behrens (@andybehrens) April 3, 2013 Back in 1962, Don Drysdale threw 163 pitches in his first start of the sea...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  12. Chat wrap: Greatest games ever seen

    David Schoenfield

    We talked about possible Rick Porcello trades, why Jim Thome left Cleveland (you'll have to read the chat!), potential sleepers, defense and a bunch of other stuff, but the best part of Tuesday's chat was readers discussed the greatest games they've ...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Hall of 100: Best pitcher of all time

    David Schoenfield

    Who is the greatest pitcher ever? There are different answers to that question, I suppose. When Bill James ranked pitchers a decade ago in his "New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract," he had Walter Johnson at the top of his list, followed by...

    Blog | December 13, 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. The greatest play ever made

    David Schoenfield

    From Tuesday's chat: Andrew (Toronto): Caught two straight games in the recent Jays/Rays series. I'd never seen a game end with an out at the plate live before ... and then I saw it two games in a row. Gotta love baseball. Do you have a favourite ...

    Blog | September 05, 2012