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Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Congratulations to the Hall of Fame Class of 2014!  The induction ceremony for these six greats took place yesterday in Cooperstown, New York.  Those inducted: 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and La Russa.  97 more words

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Thanks for the memories

As a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan, I want to say “Thank you!”

People talk about the lack of World Series wins through the 90s, but those consecutive pennants were more than enough to erase the sting of the 1980s losses.  230 more words

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Ortiz HR, Boston Bullpen Ends Rays Streak at Nine, 3-2

David Ortiz hit a three-run homer in the third inning, and that held up as the Rays saw their nine-game win streak end on Sunday with a 3-2 loss to Boston. 263 more words

Baseball Hall of Fame: Atlanta Braves' Maddux, Glavine, Cox Inducted (Photos)

In what will go down as arguably the greatest day in Atlanta Braves history — along with Hank Aaron’s 715th home and the Braves World Series victory in 1995 — the architects of the team’s magical run in the 1990s were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. 122 more words

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Dmitri Young still the third heaviest

There’s just a minor problem on the Yahoo! front page:

The obvious gaffe involves some missing capital letters: Major League Baseball is a trademark of Major League Baseball, Properties, Inc. 25 more words

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Daily Picks 7/27

Toronto at NY Yankees

Boston at Tampa Bay

Chi. White Sox at Minnesota

Cleveland at Kansas City

Detroit at LA Angels

Baltimore at Seattle

Oakland… 38 more words

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Infographic: Sudden Death

Here’s an interesting twist on the game: what if every game was played as if it were in extra innings right from the start?  That is, what if the winner was determined according to who scored first (with equal opportunities on offense, of course).   26 more words

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