MLB History

DETROIT - 1987: Frank Tanana of the Detroit Tigers pitches during an MLB game at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan during the 1987 season. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Good MLB players in different uniforms: A look at a random year and two random teams

Jeff Perry
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Sticky fingers: The pine tar incident, New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals and Gaylord Perry

Chicago Cubs scoring 36 runs in two games? That’s nothing compared to this historic mark

Sell at the MLB trade deadline? These teams didn’t and the move paid off

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 18: Jake Arrieta #34 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Orioles won 2-1 in eleven innings. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

MLB trade deadline: The 5 worst trade deadline deals in recent history

Jack McKenney
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BALTIMORE, MD - CIRCA 1978: Pitcher Jim Palmer #22 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches during an Major League Baseball game circa 1978 at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Palmer played for the Orioles from 1965-84. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Baltimore Orioles: How about a little love in MLB history for Jim Palmer?

Jeff Perry
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Dec 5, 2022; San Diego, CA, USA; Fred McGriff speaks to the media after being elected to Hall of Fame by contemporary era committee at Manchester Grand Hyatt. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

MLB history: The 10 greatest games of Hall of Famer Fred McGriff

Bill Felber
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MLB history: The 10 greatest games of Hall of Famer Scott Rolen

Bill Felber
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May 17, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Alfonso Soriano (12) rounds the bases on his home run during the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees won 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

MLB history: Digging into Alfonso Soriano’s most impressive numbers

Travis Landes
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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MARCH 19: A statue of former Red Sox player Ted Williams outside of Fenway Park on March 19, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The NBA, NHL, NCAA and MLB have all announced cancellations or postponements of events because of the COVID-19. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Throwback glory: Reflecting on a pair of epic MLB All-Star Games

Jeff Perry
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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 28: Domingo German #0 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the first inning at RingCentral Coliseum on June 28, 2023 in Oakland, California. German went on to pitch a complete no-hit perfect game defeating the Athletics 11-0. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Perfection: A look back at the glorious history of MLB’s perfect games

Jeff Perry
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10 Aug 1996: Rightfielder Albert Belle of the Cleveland Indians swings during a game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Athletics won the game, 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule /Allsport

Drop ceilings, the FBI, and a corked bat: The Albert Belle incident

Jeff Perry
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Jun 19, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Corbin Carroll (7) hits a solo home run in the ninth inning as Milwaukee Brewers catcher Victor Caratini (7) looks on at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll chasing a big fish in his rookie campaign

Jerry Tapp
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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 06: A detail view of the Washington Nationals on-deck circle with the Monreal Expos logo after a game between the Kansas City Royals and Nationals at Nationals Park on July 6, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Nationals are paying tribute to the Montreal Expos by wearing retro jerseys. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The lost seasons: Analyzing impact on teams and players during MLB strikes of 1981 and 1994

Jeff Perry
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ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 6: A baseball is seen on the mound before the game between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals at Globe Life Field on June 6, 2023 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

MLB history: Playing in only one game, introducing Ray Jansen

Jeff Perry
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BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 16: Chris Davis #19 of the Baltimore Orioles reacts after striking out in the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 16, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

2 MLB players who never recovered from a hitting slump, and 1 who did

Jeff Perry
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May 29, 2023; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Mike Mayers (21) receives a standing ovation after he was removed from the game against the St. Louis Cardinals during the eighth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Close calls: The 16 MLB franchises with no perfect games in their histories

Bill Felber
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Jul 1969; Unknown location, USA; FILE PHOTO; San Francisco Giants pitcher Gaylord Perry during the 1969 season. Mandatory Credit: Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Bosses who don’t like sports, Gaylord Perry, and Apollo 11

Jeff Perry
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May 19, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Kansas City Royals left fielder Edward Olivares (14) reacts after striking out against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Scoreless in Kansas City: Most games shutout for each MLB team in 2023

Jerry Tapp
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TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 5: Kevin Youkilis #20 of the Boston Red Sox bats during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays September 5, 2011 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox: Was Kevin Youkilis really the “Greek God of Walks?”

Jeff Perry
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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 26: Rows of seats sit empty as the Oakland Athletics play the Texas Rangers at RingCentral Coliseum on May 26, 2022 in Oakland, California. Attendance at Oakland Athletics baseball games have dwindled to historic lows as the team has traded away fan favorite players and continues to explore moving the team to Las Vegas if they can't reach a deal to build a new stadium near the Port of Oakland. The Athletics have the lowest attendance of all 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) as well as the league's lowest single game attendance for a May 2nd game that only drew 2,488 fans. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Are the A’s, Royals and White Sox headed for record-setting MLB futility?

Jerry Tapp
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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers follows through on a swing during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on September 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Great Salary Dump of 2012

Jeff Perry
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OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17, 1974: Picher Vida Blue #14 of the Oakland Athletics pitches to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 1974 World Series at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 17, 1974 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Herb Scharfman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

20 stats you may not know about the late Vida Blue

Jerry Tapp
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Jul 24, 2007; San Francisco, CA, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Julio Franco (14) during the 2nd inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA. The Braves defeated the Giants 7-5 in 13 innings. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The 3 most impressive numbers of Julio Franco’s career

Travis Landes
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CINCINNATI, OH - MARCH 31: The Cincinnati Reds logo on an oversized baseball in front of the stadium before the Cincinnati Reds game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Opening Day for both teams at Great American Ball Park on March 31, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

How these 8 MLB franchises actually got their names

Bill Felber
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NEW YORK - CIRCA 1967: Outfielder Willie Mays #24 of the San Francisco Giants bats against the New York Mets during an Major League Baseball game circa 1967 at Shea Stadium in the Queens borough of New York City. Mays played for the Giants from 1951-72. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Giants, Mets history: The 10 greatest games played by Willie Mays

Bill Felber
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Sep 26, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; The New York Mets celebrate in the clubhouse after clinching the National League East Championship at Great American Ball Park. The Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-2. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The last season each MLB team won a divisional title (since 1994)

Jerry Tapp
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Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Josh Lowe (15) rounds third on a solo home run in the ninth inning of the MLB National League game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Tampa Bay Rays at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati on Monday, April 17, 2023. The Reds won 8-1.Tampa Bay Rays At Cincinnati Reds

Can the Tampa Bay Rays challenge the record for most wins in April?

Jerry Tapp
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