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  1. MLB - Hall of Fame managers Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox, Joe Torre u...

    Tim Kurkjian

    As they head into the Hall of Fame together, Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre each brought a unique style to the dugout.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  2. Will Mo be as good as Soriano?

    Andrew Marchand

    Mariano Rivera says he is 95 percent back to full health. Even if he is the greatest of all time at what he does, it is still unknown if he will be as good as Rafael Soriano was in 2012. Soriano recorded 42 saves in 46 chances last season, and he onl...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  3. First Pitch: Can No. 2 end up No. 1?

    Wallace Matthews

    There seems to be no limit to how high Derek Jeter can go and no restrictions on what Derek Jeter can do. At 38 -- an age when most players, even some of the greatest of all time, are tapering off -- Jeter is on pace to have one of the best season...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  4. New York Yankees: David Robertson is one of key pieces of Bombers...

    Andrew Marchand

    The Yankees' formula to win a World Series rests in their bullpen.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2011
  5. Braves manager Bobby Cox will be remembered for what he doesn't h...

    LZ Granderson

    Braves manager Bobby Cox leaves the game as an all-time great. He also leaves the game far from the greatest of all time conversation. That's the parting gift for being in charge of a team widely considered to be underachievers.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2010
  6. Henderson might get chance to retire in A's uniform

    Dealt with injuries to every one of their projected Opening Day outfielders, the Oakland Athletics appear to be giving some thought to the idea of reuniting with one of the "greatest of all time."

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2007
  7. Renteria: Greg Maddux's longevity 'a gift'

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- With Greg Maddux's Hall of Fame induction right around the corner, Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria shared his thoughts on one of the greatest pitchers of all time. Renteria's first season on a big league bench was in 2008 with the Sa...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  8. Betts' speed sparks Boston's comeback win

    Kyle Brasseur | Special to ESPNBoston.com

    BOSTON -- It was only a matter of time until the Red Sox got their first look at Mookie Betts' greatest weapon. The power he showed against the Cubs a week ago, the poise he demonstrated in his major league debut at Yankee Stadium. Those all take ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  9. Albert Pujols' chase for 500 home runs had no buzz

    Jerry Crasnick

    Albert Pujols has joined the 500 HR club, but the mystique of the milestone has faded due to a variety of reasons, Jerry Crasnick writes.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  10. The greatest pitcher of all time?

    David Schoenfield

    Today's birthdays include: Hall of Famers Lefty Grove and Willie Stargell, five-time All-Star Cookie Rojas, one-armed outfielder Pete Gray, catcher Bob Swift (remembered as the catcher when this happened) and Roberto Duran (the pitcher, not the boxer...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  11. Three players elected to baseball Hall of Fame, but fate of other...

    Jayson Stark

    Three players -- Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas -- were elected Wednesday to the Hall of Fame, but the voters still have no idea how to resolve the fate of many of the greatest players of all time.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  12. The greatest home run of all time

    David Schoenfield

    Today's the 25th anniversary of Kirk Gibson's dramatic home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, one of the most famous home runs in baseball history. Arash Markazi has an excellent oral history of the events leading up to Gibson's pinch-hit theat...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  13. Mariano Jr.: Now I get my father back

    Ian O'Connor

    HOUSTON -- As the New York Yankees were expressing sadness that Mariano Rivera was suiting up for them for the final time, one person sitting inside their clubhouse Sunday was happy the greatest closer of them all was ready to go. "Now I get my fa...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  14. Mo's final farewell carries different feel

    Mike Mazzeo

    NEW YORK -- Mariano Rivera will likely take the mound Thursday night, his last time ever at Yankee Stadium, feeling empty inside. The greatest closer of all-time hasn't pitched in a meaningless game since Sept. 28, 2008, when he recorded a four-o...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  15. Pregame Notes: Mo needs Larry

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Mariano Rivera said he is not worried after having blown three saves in a row for the first time in his career. Still, the greatest closer of all time will do what players of much lesser stature have done throughout baseball history. H...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  16. Fenway honors Mo with standing O

    Andrew Marchand

    BOSTON -- When Mariano Rivera trotted in from the bullpen, the Fenway Park crowd rose to its feet. The greatest closer of all-time was coming out to shut down the New York Yankees' biggest rival, and the Boston Red Sox and Yankees fans in attendance ...

    Blog | July 21, 2013