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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Tulowitzki, Leake, Yankees

Here’s our post-deadline look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Ramirez, Blue Jays, Hamels

Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Hamels, Segura, Pirates

On this date in 2001, Randy Johnson set a major league record for strikeouts by a reliever, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes. The “Big Unit” completed a suspended game with the Padres and led the Diamondbacks to a 3-0 victory as he struck out 16 batters.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Gossage, D’Backs, Blue Jays

On this date in 2005, during the All Star game Town Hall discussion, commissioner Bud Selig stated that the designated hitter rule would remain in use for the foreseeable future, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  However, Selig said we would never see the rule applied to the National League.  Ten years later, it sounds like the DH could very well happen in the NL.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Ray, Upton, Indians

On this date in 1987, A’s first baseman Mark McGwire became the first rookie to hit 30 home runs before the All-Star Game, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  McGwire would go on to finish the season with 49 homers, establishing a new rookie watermark, beating the previously shared record by Wally Berger and Frank Robinson (39).  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Tillman, Bucs, Gordon

On this date in 2009, Mariano Rivera became the second pitcher to record 500 major league saves, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  Rivera, who also hit his first career RBI on this date, joined Trevor Hoffman at the 500 save plateau.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: A’s, Asche, Orioles

On this date in 1998, Michael Bouton penned an open letter to the Yankees in the New York Times, asking the franchise to reconsider their ban on his father, Jim Bouton.  As Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes, the Father’s Day letter worked when Bouton was welcomed back to Yankee Stadium the following month for Old Timers’ Day.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Taillon, Orioles, Red Sox

On this date in 2002, history was made as there was no designated hitter used in a full slate of games for the first time since 1972, as Leo Panetta of National Pastime writes.  That’s because that day saw 14 inter-league contests all played in National League parks. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Cole, Trumbo, Trout

On this date in 1989, the same game was played partly outdoors and partly indoors for the first time in major league history when the Blue Jays beat the Brewers, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  The SkyDome’s retractable roof was open to start the game but had to be closed in the fifth inning due to rain.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Cruz, Rays, Red Sox

On this date in 1980, Gary Carter hit the second  inside-the-park home run of his career, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  Carter would later belt a homer out of the ballpark as well, but that still wasn’t enough to lead the Expos to victory as they lost to the Cardinals, 8-6.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..