1. The Slugger of The Dead-Ball Era: The Story Of Frank Baker

    Before Babe Ruth, Frank "Home Run" Baker was the premiere slugger of the American League, and baseball for that matter. He slugged 96 home runs in 1,575 games and had a .307 batting average...

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  2. A Baseball Gentleman: The Story of Connie Mack

    Former Philadelphia Athletics manager is the nicest guy you've ever heard of. I guarantee it. He is a true gentleman and a pioneer in baseball. Mack was born on Dec. 22, 1862 in East Brookfield, MA...

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  3. The Story of the 1919 Chicago "Black" Sox

    In 1919, the Chicago White Sox were the best overall team in baseball, which didn't come as a surprise to most. In the National League, the Cincinnati Reds were surprising everyone...

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  4. Chief Bender: A True Baseball Hero and an Extraordinary Human Being

    Chief Bender is a true baseball hero. He dealt with racial tension his entire life. When he played, even young ignorant fans called him "Chief" instead of his name "Charles...

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  5. Hoot! The Story Of Bob Gibson

    Pack Robert Gibson was born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was born Pack Gibson. Unfortunately, his dad died three months after he was born. When he turned 18, he changed his name to Robert...

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  6. Big Ed: The Story of Ed Walsh

    Ed "Big Ed" Walsh is the best Chicago White Sox pitcher-ever. Walsh was born on May 14, 1881 in Plains, Pennsylvania. His parents were Irish immigrants who had thirteen children. In his youth, Ed Walsh worked in coal mines...

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  7. Gettysburg Eddie: The Story Of Eddie Plank

    Eddie Plank is one of the best starting pitchers in baseball history. Plank was level headed, reliable and had no sense of humor, the polar opposite of teammate Rube Waddell. Plank was born on May 13, 1901 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania...

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  8. A True Competitor: The Warren Spahn Story

    Warren Spahn is one of the best left-handed pitchers ever. He is the winningest southpaw, winning 20 or more games on 13 different occasions, something only the great Christy Matthewson matched...

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  9. The Wizard Of Oz: The Story Of Ozzie Smith

    I can say with confidence that Ozzie "Wizard of Oz" Smith is the best defensive shortstop ever. He was in a league of his own. He won a Gold Glove every year from 1970 to 1982...

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  10. The Pride Of Negro League Baseball: The Story Of Buck O'Neil

    Buck O'Neil is the pride and joy of Negro League Baseball when he played from 1937 to 1955. He could've been a great Major League player, but was only allowed to play in the Negro Leagues because of segregation...

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  11. Getting to Know The 1894 Baltimore Orioles

    Above: Orioles Hall of Famers: From left to right Willie Keeler, Joe Kelley, John McGraw and Hughie Jennings. The 1894 Baltimore Orioles are a shadow lost in the dark of the great Baltimore Orioles teams of the 1950's and 1960's...

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  12. The Real Story of Cy Young: The Guy, Not the Award

    Nowadays, when he hear the name Cy Young, we don't think about the guy who won 511 games and has an award named after him. We think about guys like Johan Santana, Barry Zito, Randy Johnson, and Jim Palmer—guys who have won the award in the past...

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  13. A True Fan Favorite: The Story Of Addie Joss

    Addie Joss is one of the first "fan-favorites" in baseball history. In 1908, he turned in probably the most clutch performance by a pitcher...

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  14. Eddie Mathews: Lost in a Shadow

    Not many know it, but Eddie Mathews is one of the greatest sluggers in baseball history. Legends know him for his perfect swing. Paul Waner said, "There's nothing I can teach that boy about swinging a bat...

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  15. My Philosophy on Ty Cobb

    Ty Cobb is known as two things: one of the most well-rounded baseball players ever and the meanest athlete of all time. Some historians believe he is a disgrace to baseball. I agree with all three...

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  16. Ravens-Dolphins: Ravens Snap Three Game Skid, Rout Fins 27-13

    Joe Flacco rebounded in a big way from last week's 31-3 loss to the Colts and the Ravens beat the Miami Dolphins, 27-13 on the road...

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  17. Number 32: The Story of Sanford Braun Koufax

    During the 1960's, Sanford Braun "Sandy" Koufax was the most dominant pitcher in baseball. He had a blazing fastball and knew how to mix up his pitches and changed speeds well. Koufax was born five days after Christmas on Dec...

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  18. All Fearless Team

    Of course back in the 1920's, most baseball players were racists and dirty ballplayers. Now, it's not that way anymore. Despite the great efforts of Barry Bonds and Pete Rose, Ty Cobb is still the biggest baseball jerk...

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  19. Meal Ticket: The Story of Carl Hubbell

    Arguably the best New York/San Francisco Giants pitcher of all time, Carl Hubbell got the nickname "Meal Ticket" because that's what he was to the Giants...

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  20. Nice Guys Can Finish First: The Nice Story Of Mel Ott

    Mel Ott is probably the greatest player to put on a Giants uniform and one of the good guys in baseball. The Gretna, LA native was a small slugger who played outfield well and could steal some bases...

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  21. Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Stories

    Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance are, without a doubt, the best double-play group of all time. Tinker at shortstop, Evers at second base, and Chance at first base. They even had a poem written about them, "Baseball's Sad Lexicon...

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  22. Josh Gibson: The Devastating Story

    Josh Gibson was the best power hitter in the Negro Leagues. Some people believe had he been in the majors during his time, he would've broken Hank Aaron's home run record...

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  23. Tyrus Raymond Cobb: The Player and The Guy

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb is probably the most well-rounded baseball player of all time. He is also the meanest. He was a clear racist, a dirty ballplayer, rude, a bully and would do anything to win...

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  24. The Hall of Fame Story of Zack Wheat

    Zach Wheat is one of the best players ever and one of the best contact hitters ever. Wheat was born in Hamilton, Missouri in 1888. Wheat played semi pro ball in 1908 with Shreveport of the Texas League in 1908...

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  25. What's In a Name?

    I don't know about you guys, but I find myself saying, "where did the Phillies get their name?" I'll go through all MLB and tell you where they got the name: MLB Baltimore Orioles: The Orioles name refers to the bird of the same name...

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