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Don Zimmer’s impact on the game is greater than we realize

Don Zimmer

So long, Don Zimmer. ( Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Characters like Don Zimmer, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 83, help make baseball great. And this has nothing at all to do with WAR or any of that other statistical mumbo-jumbo. Zimmer was a baseball lifer, spending most of his life either playing the game, coaching the game or embodying the game. More...

by R. Lincoln Harris | Published 5 months ago

Domino's pizza promotion
By R. Lincoln Harris On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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

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. More...

throwback game
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...

baseball movies
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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