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Stories Behind Some of the Most Unique Minor League Baseball Team Names
by SamanthaDS 2 years, 11 months ago
Over the years, there have been many teams among the leagues of Minor League Baseball to feature unique names, sometimes perhaps even bordering on the bizarre. Team names generally refer to something traditionally affiliated with the region that it's based in and are often chosen by a popular vote among the public or in a contest. Here...
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Toronto Blue Jays 2016 - The Excitement is Back!
by javrsmith 3 years, 10 months ago
Many Canadians fondly remember the Blue Jays success so very long ago. They had amazing seasons back in 1992 and 1993. Since then you could hardly be faulted if you thought the team ceased operations. In the years 1994-2014, there was very little to cheer for if you followed the Jays. Luckily, 2015 seems to have changed everything....
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College Baseball's 10 Most Valuable Teams
by Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 4 years, 4 months ago
The top college baseball programs in the country really know how to bring in the revenue. For purposes of value, putting too much credence into profits of individual college programs is a bit unpredictable. Since college and universities are non-profits, they don't always run their organizations like a Fortune 500 company would. In other words, the revenue a baseball...
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The 1994 Baseball Strike and the Demise of the Montreal Expos
by gld1179 4 years, 5 months ago
  In 1994, the Montreal Expos had the best record in all of Major League Baseball. They were a team stocked with many talented players, and were believed to be on their way to the franchise's first World Series appearance. In August of 1994, however, a labor stoppage cut the baseball season short and ended any chance of...
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FanDuel NBA Lineup December 9, 2014
by thehigherstandard 4 years, 7 months ago

Last night’s winning team was right on point and scored an amazing 395.5 fantasy points. Each and every player on the team scored over 30, four players had at least 40 (Paul, Teague, Pierce, Horford), 1 player had over 50 (Griffin), and one even topped 60 (Bledsoe). The winning team had a double double (Paul) as well as...
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FanDuel NBA Lineup December 6, 2014
by thehigherstandard 4 years, 7 months ago

Daily fantasy basketball is a great way to pay the time and, if played properly, it can be a great source of cheap entertainment. For example, there are many different types of leagues that can be entered on FanDuel that are as cheap as one dollar. However, despite the fact the entry fee is so inexpensive, there is...
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Derek Jeter: A True Baseball Great
by curiosity44 4 years, 8 months ago
Derek Jeter was born on June 26, 1974, in Pequannock, New Jersey to Charles and Dorothy Jeter. When he was four years old, his family moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan so that his father could further his education. This is where Derek began being groomed for his eventual great baseball career. A year after his family arrived at their new...
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Dale Murphy: An Undervalued Baseball Great
by curiosity44 4 years, 10 months ago
Dale Murphy was born on March 12, 1956 in Portland, Oregon. Murphy began playing baseball at the age of ten in Little League baseball. He was not a star player at first, but Dale continued to play the game and matured mentally and physically. Eventually, he developed into a two sport athlete at Woodrow Wilson High School in Portland....
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Profile of Baseball Legend Frank Robinson
by RLoftis4 4 years, 10 months ago
Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Robinson#mediaviewer/File:Frank_Robinson_1961.png Winning Most Valuable Player is an honor for any athlete, but when Frank Robinson did it in 1966 it was also historic. Never before had a player been named MVP in both the American and National Leagues. It wasn't the last time in his baseball career Robinson broke new ground.  Born in Beaumont, Texas, on Aug. 31,...
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Baseball Legend Profile: Cal Ripken Jr.
by RLoftis4 4 years, 11 months ago
Baltimore, Sept. 6, 1995. People have spent thousands of dollars to get tickets for this evening's game between the hometown Orioles and the California Angels. More than 600 journalists are there to cover the historic contest. When the top of the fifth inning ends, it becomes official: Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. has broken Lou Gehrig's 56-year-old record by...
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Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man on The Face of the Earth
by Sami Duke 5 years, 1 month ago
Lou Gehrig is one of the most well-known names in baseball history. The first baseman for the New York Yankees, Gehrig was the first professional player ever to have his uniform number retired. He was signed by the Yankees after an impressive college career at Columbia University, where he also played football. He joined the Yanks for the first...
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Winning Strategies for Drafting a Fantasy Baseball Team
by mjpyro 5 years, 1 month ago
Credit: mjpyro I have been playing fantasy baseball in Yahoo since 2001. Eventually I started my own league, and I am starting my eleventh year with a team. Each year in early spring, I schedule the draft for around the end of March so that all managers have a better idea of who is going to be starters and...
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4 Best Pitchers in Atlanta Braves History
by mjpyro 5 years, 2 months ago
I was lucky enough to see the Atlanta Braves go on their unprecedented run of 14 straight Division Titles from 1991 to 2005. If you do the math, that is a span of 15 years so what’s up? There was a Major League Baseball strike in 1994 in August and they ended up cancelling the rest of the...
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Baseball Language Handbook
by Cnote Cots 5 years, 3 months ago
  There are very few languages in sports that are as interesting as the language of baseball. On any given night “baseballisms” are being used by a brotherhood of players and the fans that come out to watch games. It’s a common dialect that is only truly understood by its players. Here is a snippet of some of...
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Swing for the Fence: 4 Pillars of the Softball Swing
by Chez Sievers 5 years, 3 months ago
Today, I want to share with you the most effective approach and technique to hitting that I put into practice. I've found this philosophy and approach to be simple and easy for players to understand. By no means am I saying that this is the all-encompassing answer to all of your hitting problems. I've tested this with 9 year olds to 22 year olds, baseball and softball players and the results have exceeded expectations.
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