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  • Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle were both banned from Major League Baseball in the early '80s. Money issues after retirement drove them to challenge the powers of the game.

    Banned: Mays, Mantle, and the Commish

    Banned: Mays, Mantle, and the Commish

    by CJ Kelly8

  • Catcher Ray Fosse became famous as the target of one of the hardest slides in Major League history during the 1970 All Star Game. It changed his life.

    Redemption: The Ray Fosse Story

    Redemption: The Ray Fosse Story

    by CJ Kelly4

  • In an effort to pad the players' pension fund, Major League Baseball hosted the All-Star Game twice a season from 1959-1962. Take a journey from when Robin Roberts initially thought up the idea of an extra All-Star game to it quickly becoming a forgotten novelty.

    Looking Back at the Novelty of Two All Star Games in MLB

    Looking Back at the Novelty of Two All Star Games in MLB

    by Andrew Harner0

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers had a year to remember in 1959. One reason why was a flamboyant young pitcher named Don Drysdale, who was a critical pitcher but also caused a bit of a stir down the stretch when he threatened to sue the National League after being accused of throwing an intentional beanball.

    The Time Don Drysdale Threatened to Sue the National League

    The Time Don Drysdale Threatened to Sue the National League

    by Andrew Harner0

  • From April through October, it’s baseball season! The announcers can make it confusing, but whether you’re new to the game or an "old pro," baseball is a language we can all speak fluently.

    Understanding Baseball's Unique Words and Phrases

    Understanding Baseball's Unique Words and Phrases

    by Teri Silver4

  • Brooklyn Dodgers’ Carl Furillo is considered one of the greatest outfielders of his day. But false accusations and reporters’ misrepresentations dogged him throughout his career.

    The Emperor of Right Field: Carl Furillo

    The Emperor of Right Field: Carl Furillo

    by CJ Kelly19

  • There are many options out there for baseball players, including whether to play travel baseball or to stick with recreational teams. Here are some advantages to travel baseball for you to consider.

    What Are the Advantages of Travel Baseball?

    What Are the Advantages of Travel Baseball?

    by baseballbrains0

  • Virgil Trucks became only the third pitcher in the history of baseball to throw two no-hitters in one season after holding the Washington Senators and New York Yankees hitless during the 1952 season. The two outings, however, each had a handful of oddities, leaving each even more memorable.

    The Two Bizarre No-Hitters of Detroit Tigers Pitcher Virgil Trucks

    The Two Bizarre No-Hitters of Detroit Tigers Pitcher Virgil Trucks

    by Andrew Harner0

  • The modern era of Major League Baseball began with 8 teams in the National League in 1900 and 8 in the American League in 1901. For 60 years, the Major Leagues were comprised of those 16 original teams, with only a handful of franchise relocations. Beginning in 1961, baseball expanded with new teams, additional franchise moves, and divisional reconfigurations. There are currently 30 teams with 3 divisions in each league. Is more expansion or franchise relocation on the way?

    History of MLB Expansion and Franchise Moves

    History of MLB Expansion and Franchise Moves

    by Brian Lokker28

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