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  1. Check it out: Playbook's holiday gift guide!

    Patrick Dorsey

    Christmas is fast approaching. Kwanzaa, too. And Hanukkah... hey! It's already gone! Luckily, there's still time (ever heard of a belated gift?). And double-luckily, Playbook's Holiday Gift Guide. Yes, once again, we have some ideas for your loved...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  2. Yearbook, Dec. 12: MLB's $100 million man

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 12, 1998: Twelve years ago yesterday, Alex Rodriguez signed baseball's first $200 million deal. Almost exactly two years earlier -- 14 years ago today -- Kevin Brown became MLB's first $100 million man. That's when Brown, the right-handed ...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  3. Flashback: The first New Orleans Pelicans

    Patrick Dorsey

    If the reports are true, the NBA's New Orleans Hornets soon will be the New Orleans Pelicans, fulfilling new owner Tom Benson's wish of giving the team a name more connected to the city. How connected is it? Other than the fact the animal is Louis...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  4. Yearbook, Nov. 6: MLB free agency opens

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 6, 1976: In December 1975, an arbitrator's ruling changed the course of baseball, allowing certain players to become free agents when their contracts expired. And on this day 36 years ago, the first one officially signed with his new team: re...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  5. Yearbook, Nov. 4: D-backs shock Yankees

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 4, 2001: It seemed like destiny was on the New York Yankees' side. After falling behind the upstart Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 in the 2001 World Series -- one so emotionally charged because of the events of Sept. 11 -- Gotham's top team won three ...

    Blog | November 04, 2012
  6. Yearbook, Oct. 19: Schilling's bloody sock

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 19, 2004: Curt Schilling might sell his bloody sock in order to pay off video game company-related debts, but it won't be forgotten anytime soon -- not by Schilling, not by Boston Red Sox fans, not by anyone who paid attention during the 2004 AL...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  7. Yearbook, Oct. 18: Reggie Jackson, for three

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 18, 1977: It was 35 years ago today that Reggie Jackson did what only Babe Ruth had done previously: hit three home runs in a World Series game. Jackson did it in just three pitches, though, after walking in his first at-bat of the decisive G...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  8. Yearbook, Oct. 8: Don Larsen's perfect game

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 8, 1956: Zero. That's how many people have pitched perfect games in the Major League Baseball playoffs -- other than Don Larsen, a onetime New York Yankees hurler who did exactly that on this day 56 years ago. Larsen, who never won more than ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  9. Yearbook, Oct. 3: The Shot Heard Round ...

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 3, 1951: The Shot was Heard 'Round the World and it still echoes, heard even by those born long after this day 61 years ago -- when radio man Russ Hodges shouted: "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!" Why that famous call ...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  10. Yearbook, Sept. 28: Best baseball night ever

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 28, 2011: First, the Atlanta Braves lost in 13 innings, completing a stunning 10.5-game collapse and allowing the (eventual World Series champion) St. Louis Cardinals to sneak into the playoffs. And that was just the start. Twenty minutes la...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  11. Yearbook, Sept. 11: Sports stands still

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 11, 2001: The tragic attacks made everyone stop, and before resuming practice a few days later the New York Yankees paused to remember. We still pause to remember, 11 years on....

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  12. Yearbook, Sept. 10: Time for Prime Time

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 10, 1989: Before he was truly Prime Time, a dual-sport star shining on Super Bowl teams, Deion Sanders was an NFL newbie -- but still a successful one, who played in his first pro football game on this day 23 years ago. And scored in it, on thi...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  13. Fans can wear mascots ... on their heads

    Patrick Dorsey

    The Phillie Phanatic long has owned a foothold in its home city. Now it's got a head hold. Which is to say, as the above photo shows, fans can wear (and are wearing) the Philadelphia Phillies' beloved mascot -- and pretty much all other mascots --...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  14. Flashback: From Red Sox to Pinstripes

    Patrick Dorsey

    The New York Yankees on Monday made a relatively minor move: They signed 39-year-old Derek Lowe to supplement their bullpen. But one thing that makes it noteworthy is Lowe's past: The right-hander spent seven-plus years with the Boston Red Sox, fi...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  15. Morales inspires multihomer inning quiz

    Patrick Dorsey

    On Monday, Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Kendrys Morales achieved one of the rarest of baseball feats: He hit home runs from both sides of the plate in the same inning, something that has now happened just three times in Major League history. ...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  16. One from the Night: Granderson's gaffe

    Patrick Dorsey

    Even All-Stars make miscues, as Curtis Granderson proved by misplaying a crucial Pedro Ciriaco fly ball in the New York Yankees' loss to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night....

    Blog | July 29, 2012