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Why Does Kershaw Suck in the Playoffs?

By Erez Ladetzky, Smack Zone Contributor

Now that both wildcard games have been played, it is on to the division series. The most intriguing matchup looks to be the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers. 257 more words

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Is Sandy Koufax the Best Baseball Player in Los Angeles Sports History, or Is It Someone Else?

October 5, 2015

I’m pretty sure Sandy Koufax was (I said, “was”) the best player in the history of Los Angeles area baseball. If you’ve got someone that can compete with these peak Wins Above Replacement numbers, let me know. 195 more words

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Negro League Players of the 1950s - Raydell Maddix and Hank Presswood

Both Raydell Maddix and Henry Presswood played Negro League baseball after the “invisible color line” was broken and Major League teams began signing African Americans.  Maddix and Presswood were opponents and teammates of Negro League players that went on to play in the Major Leagues.  289 more words

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The Best Foreign Pitchers in the History of Japan's NPB - 2015 Update

Here is an update on last year’s post listing the best foreign pitchers to have pitched in Japan’s NPB in terms of career NPB wins, ERA (800 innings pitched minimum), Strike Outs and Saves. 677 more words

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Slugging It Out in Japan: A Listing of Top Foreign Hitters in Japan's NPB - 2015 Update

Last year I wrote a post attempting to list the all-time leaders among foreign (to Japan) hitters in Nippon Professional Baseball, because I have never been able to find such lists on the internet.  1,362 more words

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Baseball History: Brother Against Brother

Sibling rivalries are as old as … well … siblings.

In baseball history the ultimate prize is the World Series and while they may not be the most famous set of siblings, … 643 more words

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