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Long Gone Summer: Reflecting on McGwire/Sosa Home Run Chase of 1998

Two ferocious sluggers battling it out in the baseball record books. A storied season highlighted by roaring round-trippers, later tainted by the presence of performance-enhancing drugs. This is the scene painted by ESPN’s newest 30 for 30: “Long Gone Summer,” which premiered on Sunday. While baseball is on hiatus, fans …

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MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson Day

April 15, 1947. It’s one of the most important dates in the history of Major League Baseball. 73 years ago, Jackie Robinson made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In doing so, he became the first African-American ballplayer in the MLB. Each year on April 15, players celebrate Jackie Robinson Day …

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Derek Jeter elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Longtime New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter earned baseball’s highest honor being elected into the Hall of Fame Tuesday night and fell one vote short of a unanimous decision. The Five-Time Champion Jeter appeared on 396 of 397 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. In his 20 …

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Red Sox Throttle Yankees Behind Sale and Betts

The Boston Red Sox improved their record to an MLB-best 9-1 as they defeated the New York Yankees 14-1. The Red Sox were led by dominant performances from their top two stars, Chris Sale and Mookie Betts. Sale led the Sox on the mound by going 6.0 innings and striking …

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2018 MLB Hall of Fame Countdown: Chipper Jones

Larry Wayne “Chipper” Jones is about to join legendary status this Wednesday when his name is announced at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Ranking among one of the best switch-hitters and third-basemen to have ever played, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be alongside Cooperstown’s greatest statues. HOF Attributes Jones …

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Griffey, Piazza Elected to 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were selected as the newest inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday evening. Griffey received a record 99.3 percent of votes (437 out of 440), eclipsing Tom Seaver’s previous mark of 98.84. This was Piazza’s fourth time on the ballot, and after …

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