Today in History: Randy Johnson and the Perfect Game

On May 18, 2004, 40-year-old Randy Johnson helped the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-0 away victory over the Atlanta Braves as he became the oldest pitcher to throw a perfect game. There were 23,381 fans in attendance. In nine innings Johnson struck 13 batters out. With the help of his teammates, all 27 batters were stopped before they reached first. The last batter up for...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Burning questions for Braves at catcher in 2014

In the summer of 2005, Brian McCann supplanted Johnny Estrada as the Braves starting catcher just one month into his career, and would go on to become one of the most dependable backstops in the majors. Over nine seasons, McCann appeared in 83.7 percent of the 1,307 games in which he was on the active roster, hitting at least 20 home run in six straight years and he was a seven-time...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Point/Counterpoint: Banning Plate Collisions

POINT - The “Pussification” of Baseball By Nathan Trop, ColumnistBaseball’s rumored prohibition of plate collisions is a tragic “pussification” of baseball.  Plate collisions are a part of baseball lore.  Some of the best baseball highlights you will ever see involve a player barreling down the third base line with the catcher in position to make that all...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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