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  1. The best rookie seasons of all time

    David Schoenfield

    The reason for doing this piece should be pretty obvious: Masahiro Tanaka is 11-2 with a 2.11 ERA, leading the American League in wins and ERA. He's not just the clear best rookie so far but a Cy Young and MVP contender. Tanaka makes his 16th star...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  2. Just because: Mark Fidrych, 1976

    David Schoenfield

    In my Tuesday chat session, we somehow got on the topic of one-year wonders. I mentioned Mark Fidrych, who had a great rookie season with the Tigers in 1976 and then got injured. Chris from NYC responded: "I saw Fidrych pitch live a few times and ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  3. The most exciting player in baseball

    David Schoenfield

    We all have our own favorites, of course, and maybe they change from season to season. Or month to month. That's a little of the beauty of baseball; we don't all have to enjoy and appreciate the same players. The stars aren't necessarily shoved down ...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  4. R.A. Dickey becomes Cy Young candidate

    David Schoenfield

    There is nothing in sport like a knuckleball pitcher. I mean, the fat goalie theory doesn't work in hockey. You don't see 6-foot-10 forwards in the World Cup who stand near the goal to head in corner kicks. Three-point specialists in the NBA still...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  5. Linsanity! Baseball's Jeremy Lins

    David Schoenfield

    Even if you don't follow the NBA you've been unable to ignore the amazing story of New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin. Whether the story would be getting the same amount of attention if Lin played for the Sacramento Kings or Charlotte Bobcats ...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  6. The pitchers who changed baseball

    David Schoenfield

    From Mark Fidrych to David Cone to Mark Prior, we investigate some of the key cases that changed how the sport is managed.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2009