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  • Emil Meusel: Philadelphia Phillies
    Phillies Seasons: 1921
    Fans of the 2015 Philadelphia Phillies may not be fond of General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. However, in 1921, Phillies president William F. Baker seemed to care more about money than player performance, even if it involved creating sticky...
  • 1920 Phillies
    Phillies Seasons: 1920
    You wouldn't have been able to realize the Philadelphia Phillies won the 1915National League pennant by looking at the 1920 team.The Phillies were coming off a last-place finish in 1919. Manager Gavvy Cravathassured his players that"We&...
  • The tombstone
    The real story behind the now-infamous Astros tombstone
    This is an interesting time in Houston sports. The Rockets made a nice run to the Western Conference Finals and appear to be poised to be relevant for the next couple years. The Texans earned a high profile gig on HBO's popular Hard Knocks,...
  • Jack Coombs: 1919 Phillies
    Phillies Seasons: 1919
    From 2007 until 2011, the Philadelphia Phillies captured five National League East titles, two NL pennants, and the 2008 World Series crown. Since then, the Phillies have gone from cream of the crop to rock bottom, potentially looking at last...
  • Cy Williams: 1918 Phillies
    Phillies Seasons: 1918
    David Letterman bade farewell from The Late Show after 33-plus years at the talk show desk in May 2015. If Letterman had a top-10 list for the worst trades in Philadelphia Phillies history, number one would involve the offseason before the 1918...
  • Garrett Cooper 6-1-15
    Lakeland’s Crouse cools Manatees hot bats
    The Brevard County Manatees came into Monday night’s game against Lakeland on quite a roll. The ‘Tees had won the first two games of the series by a combined 22-3 score and had won four straight games overall. Monday was a different...
  • Grover Cleveland Alexander: 1917 Phillies
    Phillies Seasons: 1917
    Maybe 1917 would be the year the Philadelphia Phillies not only win the National League pennant but the World Series title as well. The Phillies won the pennant and finished runner-up in the World Series in 1915. In 1916, the Phillies finished two...
  • Baker Bowl: 1916 Phillies
    Phillies Seasons: 1916
    If you don't win the championship this year, there's always next year.The Philadelphia Phillies captured their first National League pennant in 1915 after a 90-62-1 regular season. Although the Phillies dropped the final four games after...
  • Ottawa Champions acquire RHP Tyler Wilson
    Ottawa Champions acquire ex-Miners RHP Tyler Wilson to fill long role in bullpen
    The Ottawa Champions shored up the bullpen by agreeing to terms with RHP Tyler Wilson on Monday.The 25-year-old began the season in the Sussex County Miners rotation, where he went 1-1 with a 12.27 ERA, but Champions manager Hal Lanier believes he...
  • New York Yankees offense nowhere to be found in 3-0 loss to the Athletics
    New York Yankees offense nowhere to be found in 3-0 loss to the Athletics
    If New York Yankees starting pitcher Adam Warren continues on his current trajectory, then he will have done more than enough to stake his claim to being a solid contributor to the Yankees' rotation. He is not the most spectacularly talented...
  • Philadelphia Phillies: 1915 National League Champions
    Phillies Seasons: 1915, National League Champions
    Sept. 29, 1915. Philadelphia's Grover Cleveland Alexander finished his record-setting fourth one-hitter of the season, a 5-0 victory at the Boston Braves. The Philadelphia Phillies captured the 1915 National League pennant, their first in...
  • New York Mets earn 4-3 victory on the backs of clutch performances
    New York Mets earn 4-3 victory on the backs of clutch performances
    The New York Mets continued to be the kings of doing just enough during their Sunday afternoon series finale contest against the Miami Marlins during which they did the bare minimum in eking out a 4-3 victory. Sunday's victory marked the 10th...
  • Brooklyn Athletics
    Baseball and the Civil War
    First let’s get this straight. Civil War General Abner Doubleday (who was ironically from Cooperstown, New York – home of the Baseball Hall of Fame) did not invent the game of baseball. It was a great story, perpetuated by Major League...
  • Gray seven shutout innings
    Gray makes his best start of season for Isotopes
    Jon Gray was brilliant for seven innings but the Albuquerque Isotopes still lost 2-1 to the Omaha Storm Chasers on Sunday night. Reliever Jairo Diaz blew his fourth save in the ninth inning.Gray, the Colorado Rockies’ No. 1 prospect, notched...
  • John Farrell
    Red Sox keep finding creative ways to lose
    On the bright side: The Red Sox are only four games out of first place. On the down side: these Red Sox show absolutely no signs of life.It's simply amazing. Nothing has worked.Some fans are crying for manager John Farrell to be fired. Some...
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