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  1. Quick thoughts: The best team wins it all

    David Schoenfield

    World Series history is filled with dramatic Game 6 contests -- 2011 (Cardinals-Rangers), 2002 (Angels rally), 1993 (Joe Carter), 1992 (Jays clinch in extra innings), 1991 (Kirby Puckett), 1986 (Bill Buckner), 1975 (Carlton Fisk)... just to name a fe...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  2. MLB - Game 6 of World Series has glorious history

    Jim Caple

    Say what you will about Game 7. Nothin' compares with what World Series history has given us in Game 6.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  3. Sizing up the best World Series Web Gems

    Christina Kahrl

    There's something ironic about talking about some of the best plays in World Series history when the key feature of the first two games of this year's Fall Classic have been the defensive miscues that decided the outcome. But as quickly as we've judg...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  4. Should postseason matter in HOF voting?

    David Schoenfield

    As Carlos Beltran delivers more big postseason hits this October for the St. Louis Cardinals, talk about him as a potential Hall of Famer has increased, carrying over from discussions that began in the regular season. ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick wrote ...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  5. Heyward injury could be big blow to Braves

    David Schoenfield

    The worst sound I ever heard on a baseball field was back in April 1987, when Kirby Puckett hit a line drive off the cheekbone of Mariners pitcher Steve Shields. Sitting in the first row of the second deck behind home plate at the Kingdome, I couldn'...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  6. Tony Conigliaro, Ray Chapman, and the Catastrophic Beaning

    Michael Baumann

    It's easy to forget how dangerous baseball can be. It isn't embroiled in a head injury crisis the way hockey and football are, and medical advances are quickly making pitcher injuries more of a nuisance than a tragedy. Tommy John surgery — whic...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  7. Ask the Ump when confused about MLB rules

    Jim Caple

    When is a home run not a home run? How many pitching changes can you fit on the head of a pin? For answers to these and other baseball rules questions, just 'Ask The Ump!'

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2013
  8. Aaron Hicks' bat, glove carry Twins past White Sox

    Rookie Aaron Hicks hit two home runs and made a leaping catch in center field to take a home run away from Adam Dunn in the Minnesota Twins' 10-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | May 13, 2013
  9. Baseball uniform numbers as Powerball pick method

    Jim Caple

    Sure, you could just pick some random digits. But if you really want to win the Powerball jackpot, you'll use our handy uniform number guide.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2012
  10. Dream teams: 1992 versus 2012

    David Schoenfield

    Before the Olympics began, Kobe Bryant suggested this year's Olympic basketball team would defeat the fabled 1992 Dream Team that featured Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley and Larry Bird. Bryant later adjusted his thoughts, saying the D...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  11. Brian Cashman says Reggie Jackson could rejoin New York Yankees o...

    Andrew Marchand

    From New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman's perspective, Reggie Jackson could rejoin the team as soon as Friday.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  12. Mets morning briefing 7.8.12

    Adam Rubin

    Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Zack Wheeler will participate in his second Futures Game today. He was a participant in 2010 as well, while with the San Francisco Giants. Jordany Valdespin and Ike Davis homered, Dillon Gee matched a career high by tossin...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  13. 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
  14. The Mike Trout legend grows

    Mark Saxon

    Something about Mike Trout's unusual skill set has always inspired hyperbole. Scouts compared him to Mickey Mantle and Kirby Puckett, among other Hall of Famers, when he was still a teenager. The 20-year-old outfielder had another did-you-see-that...

    Blog | April 15, 2012
  15. Tim Raines still seeks Hall of Fame respect

    David Schoenfield

    There are a lot of columns and analysis out there advocating the case for Tim Raines for the Hall of Fame. I probably won't add anything new to the discussion, but let me start here: Player A is Raines. Player B is Tony Gwynn. That final colum...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  16. Hall of Fame debates: Spirited, emotional

    David Schoenfield

    There are a lot of misunderstandings about the Hall of Fame and its voting procedures and results, beginning with the little fact that baseball was not, of course, actually invented in Cooperstown, N.Y., in 1839 by a future Civil War general named Ab...

    Blog | January 02, 2012