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Good-bye, Mr. November: Taking Stock of Derek Jeter’s Divisive Legacy

The most famous hit of Derek Jeter’s career sparked a legendary nickname.<p>Entering the 2001 playoffs, the Yankees’ shortstop had built a reputation as …

Burns reflects on impact of 'Baseball' after 20 years

Landmark documentary illustrates how game has mirrored societal change<p><i>Twenty years ago, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns changed the way fans of all</i> …

Twenty years after historic season cancelled, the ‘Montreal Expos’ back in first

Twenty years later on this darkest of baseball anniversaries, the Montreal Expos franchise is once again basking in the sunshine of first place.<p>A powerhouse ballclub had its record frozen in time Sept. 14, 1994, stuck forever at 74 wins, 40 losses. That's the day the strike-shortened major-league …

Ripken’s Record for Consecutive Innings Played

<i>Editor's note: This is a special preview of the Fall 2012 edition of the "Baseball Research Journal."</i> <i>SABR members receive full online and print</i> …


Babe Ruth and the greatest World Series game ever pitched

<b>[Babe Ruth with Red Sox teammates, 1915 | Library of Congress]</b><p>A frequent refrain from supporters of Jack Morris’s Hall of Fame candidacy is that he …

Two of the Greatest Ever, Ty Cobb and Ted Williams.

Great photo of Jackie Robinson cleaning out his locker in Jan. of 1957, after he decided to retire, at the age of 38.

Rare photo of Ted Williams posing for a photo from 1938 during his time with the Minneapolis Millers.

Duke Snider, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, and Mickey Mantle.

Yusmeiro Petit sets MLB record for consecutive batters retired

The Giants reliever and sometimes starter completed a historic run of success on Thursday.<p>It started quietly on July 22, but over a month later, Giants reliever (and sometimes starter) Yusmeiro Petit has made history. The right-hander broke the record for consecutive batters retired on Thursday …


RT @sftcbaseball: 1994 World Series game ball. The year of the strike. @Baseball_Photos #noworldseries

Jackie Jensen won the MVP award in 1958, but retired several years later do to his crippling fear of flying.

This date 1975 #Dodgers Davey Lopes steals his major league record 38th consecutive base.

Bob Motley, Last Surviving Negro League Ump, Recalls Baseball History

Bob Motley, a 91-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., has lived through remarkable times in our history.<p>His story is one of a black man in love with …

Jackie Robinson

April 26th, 1949. Gene Hermanski, Jackie Robinson and Gil Hodges pose together after turning a triple play.

January 4, 1957- The Dodgers buy a 44-passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000, first team to own a plane.

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool. He changed it every 2 innings. #Yankees

"The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money." -Ernie Banks

The clubhouse/lockers at Polo Grounds were in direct CF; 483 feet away. The stairs leading up to them were in play.

Time for a Hall of Fame ballot poll. RT if you think @TimRaines30 should be in the @BaseballHall. #SPEED

Tony Gwynn compiled more plate appearances vs. Greg Maddux than any other pitcher (107). Not once did he strike out.

Rockies' Michael Cuddyer Becomes 4th Player to Hit for Cycle in Both Leagues

Colorado Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer wasted no time re-acclimating himself to major league pitching, hitting for the cycle on his first day back from the disabled list in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Cincinnati Reds.<p>Cuddyer, who missed more than two months of action …

Colorado Rockies

Action shot during Game 2 of the 1957 World Series at Yankee Stadium

Roberto Clemente - Baseball Hall of Fame Biographies

RT @JuanMarichal27: Throwback- a couple of years ago with the amazing Willie Mays

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Most HR by a LHB before age 22:<p>Mel Ott 86<br>Eddie Mathews 72<br>Ken Griffey Jr. 60<br>Ted Williams 49<br>Bryce Harper 48*<p>*Harper is still age 21