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  1. Random fun notes about brothers

    David Schoenfield

    On Tuesday night, B.J. Upton and little brother Justin Upton became just the second brother combo to hit back-to-back home runs, joining Hall of Famers Lloyd and Paul Waner, who did it on Sept. 15, 1938. Here are some notes about major league brother...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
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  3. Braves outfielders B.J. and Justin Upton join the club

    Tim Kurkjian

    Every day must be marvelous when brothers are teammates on the same major league team. Now the Upton brothers, Justin and B.J., will get to experience that for the Braves.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  4. New York Mets' R.A. Dickey becomes first knuckleballer to 20 wins...

    Adam Rubin

    R.A. Dickey became the first knuckleballer to win 20 games in more than three decades, tying his career-high with 13 strikeouts and leading the Mets over the Pirates 6-5 on Thursday behind David Wright's tiebreaking, three-run homer in the fifth inning.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  5. Reggie Jackson says Alex Rodriguez's admitted PED use taints numb...

    Andrew Marchand

    Reggie Jackson told Sports Illustrated that Alex Rodriguez's admitted use of performance-enhancing drugs puts some "real questions" around his numbers.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2012
  6. New York Mets' R.A. Dickey is giving hope to aspiring knuckleball...

    Adam Rubin

    R.A. Dickey is dominating hitters and inspiring other knuckleballers.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2012
  7. What Roy Oswalt meant to the Astros

    Justin Ray

    With Roy Oswalt now officially out of Houston, it's worth recounting his importance to the organization with which he's spent his entire career. Even while on winning teams in the first half of the previous decade, Oswalt spent much of his tenure wit...

    Blog | July 29, 2010
  8. 13-year-old girl baseball pitcher in a league of her own -- again...

    Ben Houser

    A 13-year-old pitcher uses her fastball and knuckleball to dominate boys and gain national attention.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2010
  9. This Day in Sports: The No-Hitter Assassin Strikes Again

    "Are you still trying for that no-hitter Joe? Just retire already." July 2, 1970 - Horace Clarke, aka "The No-Hitter Assassin" (SportsCenter.com copyright pending), broke up his third possible no-hitter in the span of less than one month, breaking...

    Blog | July 02, 2010
  10. Uncharted territory for Dickey

    The 5-0 record that R.A. Dickey takes into his start with the Tigers tonight is rarified air for a knuckleball-throwing starting pitcher. With the help of Baseball-Reference.com and the "Knuckleball Headquarters" website, we checked win streaks to...

    Blog | June 23, 2010
  11. Baseball peers remember Joe Niekro as 'fun-loving guy'

    Former major leaguer Joe Niekro remembered as fun-loving guy, great pitcher.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2006
  12. Ex-major league pitcher Joe Niekro dies at age 61

    Former major league pitcher Joe Niekro, Houston's career victory leader, died Friday, Astros president Tal Smith said. He was 61.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2006
  13. Niekro also inducted into Texas Baseball Hall

    Ivan Rodriguez and Joe Niekro headlined the list of seven inductees entered into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2005
  14. Page 2 interview: Phil Niekro

    Jeff Merron

    Page 2 interviews Hall of Famer Phil Niekro about his famous knuckleball, the Braves, women's baseball and more.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2005