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This day in baseball: A dubious record

On July 31, 1897, St. Louis pitcher John Grimes hit six batters in a single, nine-inning contest, thus establishing a Major League record.  After 1900, the most hit batsmen in a game is four, committed by multiple pitchers.  14 more words

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Three Truths About Baseball Losses

1.  The team does want to win.

2.  Any player who messed up didn’t do it just to piss you off.

3.  It’s just a game.  18 more words

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Sports Commentary 7/31/14 - Tiger's defense at Firestone and the MLB Trade Deadline

THE FUTURES MARKET IS OPEN

Today it’s about the futures markets. Not on Wall Street, in sports.

Today Tiger Woods opens defense of his WGC Bridgestone Invitational title at Firestone in Akron, perhaps his favorite course, having won there nine times. 509 more words

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2014 Has Been Frustrating Enough. Don't Deal Our Best Kids Too

This has been a very frustrating season for me as a longtime Dodgers fan. The folks who go to the games, drink too much, roll Giants fans, curse loudly and somehow think Vin Scully might want to get a tat, put in gauges and listen to disposable pop music with them in the parking lot after games would probably disagree. 1,694 more words

D-backs' Chavez announces retirement

Veteran third baseman and six-time Gold Glove award winner Eric Chavez announced his retirement Wednesday after a 16-plus-year career in baseball.

According to CBSSports.com, Chavez handed in his paperwork to the league, sacrificing over $1 million by volunteering to move from the Arizona Diamondbacks’ disabled list to retirement. 168 more words

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West Palm Beach Mayor: three others eying baseball site

Three other firms have made “unsolicited bids” for a West Palm Beach tract that’s also prime candidate for a Major League baseball spring training site, Mayor Jeri Muoio said Wednesday. 196 more words

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MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below… 134 more words

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