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I think I would’ve liked the man they called ‘Killer’

My exposure to Harmon Killebrew was minimal. His final game came a year before I was born, and I can’t recall him ever appearing at card shows when I attended those events growing up. As an avid collector with an insatiable appetite for baseball trivia as a seventh/eighth grader, if you’d asked me to name

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From ND to MLB: Cy Williams

Fred Williams bears the names of two of baseball’s greatest players. The nickname he was known by, Cy — as in “Cyclone” — naturally sparks thoughts of the winningest pitcher in Major League history. And the surname is shared with the self-described “greatest hitter who ever lived,” Ted Williams. But Cy Williams made a name

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A black mark

6:42 p.m. … We knew it couldn’t last. Alas, tonight Citi Field is sullied by the 2009 debut of the Mets’ black jerseys. Gag. It’s a shame they couldn’t bring out the blue hats before the black. 3 a.m. update … And it figures. The Mets wear the black. Gary Sheffield pinch-hits, hitless thus far

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Which part of Palmeiro’s story do we believe?

I have to say I’m stunned. Shocked. Knock me over with a feather. It’s not so much that Rafael Palmeiro tested positive a banned substance under MLB’s new drug policy, it’s that so many people are being so damn quick to crucify him for it. To be clear, I agree that this is a blow

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Hit It Here: All-Star Monday

All-Star Monday, July 12, 2004, Houston They called it “Workout Day” on the schedule, the day when the players take batting practice at the ballpark and their children run around in miniature replicas of their fathers’ jerseys. If I’d been so inclined, I could have taken the shuttle over to the Four Seasons for the

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