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Who was really the first black GM in baseball? Let's remember Bill Lucas!

On October 5, 1993, Bob Watson replaces Bill Wood as the general manager of the Astros, making the former Houston player the first black GM in baseball history. 380 more words

Atlanta Braves (1966 - Present)

Dale Murphy takes a cut at Wrigley Field, 1991 - Sully Baseball Daily Photo at Noon for April 3, 2018

When my dad and I were in Wrigley Field for a game in 1991, we saw slugger Dale Murphy play for the Phillies.

Poor guy. He was the star of so many awful Braves teams in the 1980’s. 32 more words

Hall of Famer Chipper Jones is one of a handful of players in Atlanta Braves history to win MVP Award

Players in Atlanta Braves history to win MVP Award

Dale Murphy. Terry Pendleton. Chipper Jones. With John Evers, Robert Elliot and Hank Aaron claiming their Most Valuable Player honors in other cities (Milwaukee or Boston), Atlanta’s four MVP Awards arrived in a 17-year span. 65 more words

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Andre Dawson, Splits, and a Silly MVP Award

Jay Jaffe’s Cooperstown Casebook was a fun read. And Eric did a wonderful job interviewing the creator of JAWS. Whenever I’m reading a book like Jaffe’s, I search for nuggets of goodness that I should already know but for some reason I don’t. 552 more words

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Modern Era Ballot: Everyday Players

Part two of my look at the latest Veteran’s Committee effort. This time the Everyday Players.

Let me begin by reminding you which everyday players are on the list: Steve Garvey, Don Mattingly, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons, Alan Trammell. 473 more words

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Hall of Fame Analysis: 2018 Modern Baseball Era

Last week, the National Baseball Hall of Fame released the latest list of candidates who would be reviewed by the Hall’s era committees. A year ago, the Today’s Game Committee met to consider the cases of candidates who made their greatest contributions since 1988, and inducted Bud Selig and John Schuerholz. 2,594 more words

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Modern Era Ballot Released

The latest iteration of the Veteran’s Committee for the Hall of Fame just released the ballot for the “Modern Era” Committee (that’s the most recent retirees). 58 more words

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