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Domino’s pizza promotion owes name to two Pirates of old

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Dock Ellis won 138 games in a 12-year big league career, mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates. But one of those wins stands above all the others, and it contributed an important term in baseball’s lexicon. To understand why, we need to go back to June 12, 1970. It was the first game of a doubleheader in San Diego. Dock Ellis had taken some LSD More...

by R. Lincoln Harris | Published 4 months ago

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By R. Lincoln Harris On Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Why Cubs-Cardinals throwback game isn’t fully authentic

Chicago Cubs throwback games could use a little more throwback. The Chicago Cubs are celebrating the centennial of Wrigley Field this season by having throwback games on each homestand. The 1910s — the first More...

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By R. Lincoln Harris On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The greatest stretch of baseball movies happened 25 years ago

Late ’80s baseball movies — Bull Durham, Major League, Field of Dreams, Eight Men Out and The Naked Gun. The earliest example of a baseball movie is Casey at the Bat, made by Thomas Edison in 1899. More...

Don Larsen
By Matthew Orso On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Don Larsen: Not perfect in ’62, but key contributor to Giants postseason run

Don Larsen is best known for his perfect game with the Yankees in the 1956 World Series. But his contributions in 1962 were critical during the San Francisco Giants’ postseason run. Don Larsen will forever More...

By Shawn Paul Wood On Thursday, March 20th, 2014

The Hit List: Nine best baseball books of all time

Recently, I have been perusing the fine work of John Feinstein’s book, “Where Nobody Knows Your Name.” In a word: brilliant. This book’s focus is the minors, specifically triple-A. You More...

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By Shawn Paul Wood On Sunday, March 9th, 2014

The Hit List: 11 best ever Tommy John surgery comebacks

The surgery’s namesake and its mad scientist. Last week, Through the Fence Baseball memorialized a man who has easily had one of the biggest impacts on baseball — Dr. Frank Jobe, the progenitor of the More...

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