Lessons in sport: Remember when Muhammad Ali and George Foreman duked it out in Zaire?

April 27th, 2017|

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How good are you at deciphering visual sports puzzles? Instagram user @lessonsinsport has rendered another batch of stark graphics that hint at legendary sports […]

Baseball explored as performance art on Japan’s insanely-creative ‘Masquerade’ talent show

April 26th, 2017|

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When it comes to creative game shows, one would be hard pressed to find any nation that can compete with Japan’s myriad offerings. Case […]

Ty Cobb headlines Detroit Tigers all-time roster by Wins Above Replacement

April 24th, 2017|

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Ty Cobb, along with Babe Ruth and Willie Mays, is universally regarded as one of the best baseball players to ever take the field. […]

Check out Wrigley Field for the 1938 Cardinal-Cubs home opener

April 23rd, 2017|

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In 2015, a 16-millimeter film was uploaded to YouTube featuring black and white footage of the Chicago Cubs 1938 home opener versus the St. […]

Baseball in India: Rounding the bases from Manipur to Lucknow to New Delhi

April 20th, 2017|

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Cricket is far and away the sport of choice in India, but its distant-cousin baseball has been slowly making inroads in the world’s second-most-populous […]

“Eddie the Ump” adds ‘Naked Gun’ oomph to his strike-three calls

April 19th, 2017|

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You would be hard pressed to find an umpire anywhere that injects more oomph into his strike-three calls than New Jersey’s Edward Reed aka […]

Cal Ripken Jr. headlines Baltimore Orioles all-time roster by Wins Above Replacement

April 16th, 2017|

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Long before Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Iron Man, there was another Junior that earned the moniker: Cal Ripken Jr. The native Marylander […]

Watch amazing sand-art tribute to Jackie Robinson (from Earth or beyond)

April 15th, 2017|

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Today marks the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he took the field to play first base for […]

What’s My Line? Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Willie Mays and Yogi Berra as game show guests

April 12th, 2017|

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What’s My Line? was an Emmy-winning game show which originally ran in the United States on the CBS television network from 1950 to 1967. […]

Cap Anson headlines Chicago Cubs all-time roster by Wins Above Replacement

April 9th, 2017|

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One hundred forty years before Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, there was Adrian “Cap” Anson. When the Chicago Cubs franchise was founded in 1876, […]

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle and the top ten most valuable baseball cards

April 8th, 2017|

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In November of 2015, a 1952 Topps baseball card of Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle sold for $486,100, setting a record for the greatest amount […]

Baseball Ninja: Real-life samurai Isao Machii uses sword to slice 100 mph fastball in half

April 6th, 2017|

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The Meiji reform in the late 19th century abolished Japan’s samurai class, and a western-style national army was established. It seemed, for a time, […]