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Hank Aaron the base stealer, defensive player, and contact hitter

We all know Hank Aaron as the home run hitter. But he was also great at defense, stealing bases, and contact hitting. Defense Three years in a row he won the Gold Glove for outfield: 1958, 1959, and 1960. For the rest of the 60s Aaron got pushed out of the award by Roberto Clemente …

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All-time shortstop & first base Gold Glove teammates

The shortstop-to-first defensive combo is a great pair to have on the infield. This year both the National League and American League have teammate pairs to win the Gold Glove. The Chicago Cubs Javier Baez finally gets a well-deserved Gold Glove, matching up with his teammate at first, Anthony Rizzo who got his 4th defensive …

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Use a championship year to price an eBay baseball item around $19 to $20

When was the last year your favorite baseball team won a championship? If you ever sell something on eBay featuring your team, maybe you can make the price to mimic the year of that championship. Have a Cubs item? Sell it for $20.16, that’s a fun price! Or if you are a Cardinals fan, set …

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Kerry Wood: 2011 Topps Update

Will these two career stats get Kerry Wood into the Hall of Fame?

Kerry Wood is on the 2018 Hall of Fame Ballot for the first time. Kerry had such great potential with his amazing rookie year, notching 20 strikeouts in his fifth start. A future Hall of Famer? Then the injuries struck. He missed his entire sophomore year with Tommie John surgery. During his career Wood was …

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The average MLB team has to wait 25 years for a World Series championship

The Cleveland Indians have gone 69 years without a championship. The Dodgers last championship was in 1988, 29 years ago. When the Astros won this year, it broke a 55-year draught. All these teams with such long championship draughts. Is this normal? I’d say so. There are 30 teams in Major League Baseball, and only …

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2nd most exciting World Series game ever: WS 2017 game 5

The second most-exciting World Series game happened last night with the Astros defeating the Dodgers 13-12. The game talled a 1.322 WPA. WPA is Wins Probability Added. A stat that scores how dramatic each play is. A game-changing home run will have a high WPA rating. The most-exciting World Series game ever is the 2011 …

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Five World Series team records the Cubs could break in 2016

Even though the Cubs haven’t reached the World Series since 1945, they have played in a lot of World Series games in the first half of the 20th century. In fact, the Cubs played in the third most games. Most World Series games played, 1903-1945 Yankees (72 games) Giants (72 games) Cubs (53 games) Cardinals …

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How to determine your favorite MLB team in 2016

What MLB team plays your style of baseball? What would your criteria be for picking your favorite team? When evaluating players for my Hall of Fame, I use three criteria: low strikeouts high stealing excellent defense In other words: contact hitting, speed, and defense. If I apply those three criteria to the 2016 MLB teams, my six …

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