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Negro Leaguers every baseball fan should know

The story of the various baseball organizations that collectively formed the Negro Leagues over the first half of the 20th century is vital to telling the story of the game to this day.This list highlights the legacies of the greatest black players during the segregated era of professional baseball. Ranging from the Negro Leagues to Cuban and Mexican pro leagues and the barnstorming...
February 19, 2018  |  Discuss

Look: Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth donning USC and ND jerseys 90 years ago

Notre Dame and USC will be doing battle on the football field for the 88th time in South Bend this weekend. It’s the continuation of one of the greatest rivalries in college sports history.The two have combined for 22 national titles and 13 Heisman winners. This week, the Irish and Trojans will be facing off with both still being very much alive in the national championship race...
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October 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Browns’ Joe Thomas: ‘I’m already seeing memory loss’

Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas offered a startling admission about his health that took our breath away.In an appearances on “In Depth With Graham Bensinger,” Thomas admitted he is already experiencing memory loss, though he isn’t 100-percent sure it’s all because of football. “I definitely expect memory loss,” he said (h/t Pat McManamon of ESPN). “I’m already seeing...
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April 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Two-year-old’s mom claims son is reincarnation of Lou Gehrig

Cathy Byrd’s son loves baseball. And we mean, he really loves baseball. It consumes him to his very core.The two-year-old is claimed to be a “baseball prodigy,” spending countless hours pitching and hitting balls. He also “insisted on wearing a baseball uniform every day,” according to People Magazine. His talents were so distinguished he ended up being cast in a part of the Adam...
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March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every MLB player to hit four home runs in one game

Sixteen different MLB players have hit four home runs in a single game. Can you name them all? Note: An asterisk (*) in the clue below indicates a player who is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. A caret (^) indicates a currently active player.
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

MLB First Basemen Reenact Lou Gehrig Farewell Speech

With Friday marking the 75th anniversary of the farewell speech by Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees, Major League Baseball produced a tribute video featuring all 30 MLB first basemen to mark the occasion and raise awareness for ALS. Lucas Duda and the other first basemen reenact the stirring and powerful “Luckiest Man” speech originally delivered by Gehrig on July 4, 1939 at Yankee...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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