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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: D’Backs, Upton, Angels

On this date in 1988, Steve Sax signed a three-year deal as a free agent with the Yankees, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes. The former NL Rookie of the year replaced Willie Randolph at second base and Randolph went on to sign with the World Champion Dodgers, replacing Sax.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Rangers, Piscotty, Cabrera

On this date in 2011, Rays skipper Joe Maddon won the American League Manager of the Year Award for the second time after leading Tampa Bay to a 91-71 record.   For years, Maddon helped the Rays defy the odds, and now he’ll try to help the Cubs snap the Curse of the Billy Goat.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Amaro, Seager, Scherzer

On this day in 1976, the Athletics released outfielder Billy Williams, marking the end of his Major League career. Williams played all but two of those seasons with the Cubs, hitting 392 of his 426 home runs for Chicago. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere.



Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Jones, Pollock, Kaneko

It was on this day in 1995 that the Yankees hired Joe Torre as their manager. Torre was something of a questionable hire at the time, given that he had already been fired in three previous managerial jobs and had a losing record (894-1003) as a bench boss.  Needless to say, he turned that reputation around in the Bronx — Torre won four World Series championships, six AL pennants and 10 AL East titles as the Yankees’ manager, leading them to the postseason in all 12 of his years with the team.  This success paved the way for Torre’s induction into the Hall of Fame last summer.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere…

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Markakis, Crisp, Friedman

On this date in 2000, Joe Torre became the fifth manager to win four World Series championships, joining Joe McCarthy, Casey Stengel, Connie Mack, and Walter Alston in the exclusive club.  McCarthy and Stengel sit atop the leaderboard with seven World Series rings, a record that will not be tied or topped for a very long time, if ever.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Orioles, Hernandez, Royals, Giants

Blue Jays star outfielder Jose Bautista was born on this date in 1980.  The 34-year-old has made five consecutive All-Star appearances for Toronto and slashed .286/.403/.524 in 2014.  He’ll look to extend that All-Star streak to six consecutive seasons and help the Blue Jays get back to the playoffs in 2015.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Kershaw, Desmond, Corbin

On this date in 2013, for the first time in baseball history, two playoff games on the same day ended with the score of 1-0, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes:

In Game One of the ALCS, the Tigers blank Boston at Fenway Park with the contest’s lone run scoring on Jhonny Peralta’s sac fly in the sixth, and Jon Jay‘s fifth inning sacrifice fly at Busch Stadium provides the only run the Cardinals will need to take a 2-0 game advantage to Los Angeles in the NLCS.”

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

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Rivera, Tomas, Sanchez

On this date in 2010, Hanshin Tigers outfielder Matt Murton broke Ichiro’s Japanese record for the most hits in a single season when he recorded his 211th hit of the year.  The 2003 first-round draft pick of the Red Sox had a rather unremarkable stint with the Rockies in the year prior, but made a major impact overseas.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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

On this date in 1995, Greg Harris became the first post-1900 major leaguer to pitch ambidextrously.  In the ninth inning, the Expos reliever blanked the Reds as he faced four batters – two as a right-hander (his natural side) and the other two as a southpaw.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Kang, O’s, D’Backs

On this date in 2001, a crowd of 41,235 at Shea Stadium witnessed the return of baseball to New York City for the first time since the 9/11 attacks.  While baseball wasn’t the focus of the evening, Mike Piazza‘s eighth inning home run gave the Mets a 3-2 dramatic victory over the Braves.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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