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  1. Yearbook, Dec. 3: Mound goes down

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 3, 1968: On this day 44 years ago, Major League Baseball approved its rules changes. Big deal. Oh, but this time it was. After a season "completely owned by pitchers," in the words of "Sports Illustrated" back then -- owned most notably by th...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  2. 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
  3. Yearbook, Sept. 15: Gnats attack baseball!

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 15, 1946: The Chicago Cubs and Brooklyn Dodgers got the first game in on this day 66 years ago. But the second half of the doubleheader at Ebbets Field couldn't go the full nine, as swarming gnats forced officials to call things off in the fift...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  4. Yearbook, Sept. 8: McGwire hits No. 62

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 8, 1998: Regardless of the steroid-stained aftermath, little was more thrilling back then than this day 14 years ago and the weeks leading up to it, which saw Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa jockey for position in their chase for Roger Maris' 61-ho...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  5. Yearbook, Aug. 10: Fans cause forfeit

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 10, 1995: Disco Demolition Night -- and its subsequent forfeit -- is legendary. But what about Major League Baseball's next forfeit of a game? That took place at Dodger Stadium on this day 17 years ago, when angry fans threw baseballs on the fie...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  6. 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
  7. It's Playbook's 2012 ESPYS predictions!

    Patrick Dorsey

    Who had the St. Louis Cardinals winning the World Series? (If you did, be quiet for a second.) Or the Los Angeles Kings climbing from the No. 8 seed to Stanley Cup glory? Or the New York Giants even getting to the Super Bowl, let alone beati...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  8. Where do baseball's All-Stars come from?

    Patrick Dorsey

    They come from all 30 teams, but -- naturally -- their hometowns are even more diverse. So using Google Maps, we took a look at the birthplaces of all 74 of the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Stars. Some interesting notes: • The U.S. prod...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  9. Behold the 2012 ESPYS predictions

    Patrick Dorsey

    Who will win the ESPYS? We've got your predictions right here.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  10. Home Run Derby: The swings (photos)

    Patrick Dorsey

    There's little sweeter in sports than a great home run swing. And oh, you're about to see a few Monday night, when the Home Run Derby hits screens and home run heroes hit baseballs. Who's going to win? That's for our experts to decide. We're j...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  11. History's many playoff brackets, reimagined

    Patrick Dorsey

    The bracket. It's an essential part of sports -- something that peaks during March Madness but marks nearly every sport's playoff. But is there a better way to view sports tournaments, especially ones that don't involve a visually pleasing 64 (or,...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  12. Shot of the Day: The home run Arch

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before the night's action, one great photo from the day ... Yadier Molina hit a home run Saturday against the Kansas City Royals. But the beauty was in the background. Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images...

    Blog | June 16, 2012
  13. Catching up with 'Every Hall of Famer'

    Patrick Dorsey

    At the start of 2011, devoted Houston Astros fan Summer Anne Burton decided to try something: draw portraits of every baseball Hall of Famer -- nearly 300 of them -- before the end of the year. So Burton, then a 28-year-old living in Austin, Texas...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  14. Judd Apatow sees the Mets (and Mr. Met)

    Patrick Dorsey

    Comedy czar Judd Apatow was born in Flushing, N.Y., home of a certain Major League Baseball team not named the Yankees. But with the whole Hollywood thing happening, the writer/director/producer behind "The 40 Year Old Virgin" (and much, much more) d...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  15. Baseball fan making special 'Jumbotron Art'

    Patrick Dorsey

    The JumboTron. Iconic in sports, it's got a special place in baseball, with its size and visibility and ability to convey so much information to fans and players and managers. Peter Chen noticed. Long ago, he noticed. And it always stuck with him,...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  16. Morning Look: Fans react to championship

    Patrick Dorsey

    Has your favorite team ever won a title -- especially in dramatic, improbable fashion? We're looking at you, St. Louis Cardinals fans (among many others, of course). Across the pond, Cheslea claimed the UEFA Champions League soccer trophy recently...

    Blog | May 26, 2012