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Cincinnati Reds All-Star Game History: 1953

With the Cincinnati Reds hosting the Major League All-Star Game this summer on July 14, it will be the fifth time the history of the organization the best players will converge near the Ohio River. 299 more words

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The Negro League Baseball Fact for Today

Although professional baseball’s color line that kept it segregated had been erased by Jackie Robinson in 1947, African American and Hispanic ballplayers still faced difficulties due to racial discrimination that hindered their development in the Major Leagues.  427 more words

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Baseball History: First MLB Night Game in Cincinnati 80 Years Ago

Let there be light.

Although there had been games played at night before, it was 80 years ago when the first night contest in the Major Leagues occurred at Crosley Field in Cincinnati on May 24, 1935. 252 more words

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Indians Part of Six Unassisted Triple Plays

There have been only 15 unassisted triple plays in the Major Leagues since 1900 with the Cleveland franchise involved in six of the solo efforts. 195 more words

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The Negro League Baseball Fact for Today - "Newt" Allen

In a large portion of the Negro League baseball lore about the Kansas City Monarchs, one name consistently appears; “Newt” Allen.  Except for a brief period with three other teams in the early 1930s, the “gold glove” fielding infielder was with the renowned franchise for 22 years (1922 – 1944). 379 more words

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Baseball History: Fred Tenney

Fred Tenney missed one game for the New York Giants in 1908.

At 36, the first baseman was nearing the end of his 17-year career when he was part of an eight-player deal that had him going to the Giants prior to the 1908 season. 367 more words

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Ignorance of the History is no Excuse (Baseball)

Ichiro Suzuki has just tied Babe Ruth for 38th place on the all-time Major League hits list since 1900 with 2,873 hits. When asked to comment on his achievement Ichiro said: “ 622 more words