Tag Archives: Braves

MLB’s original 16 meeting in the World Series

Two of the last three World Series have featured a pair of original franchises from the American and National leagues. When the Indians and Cubs met in 2016 (their first World Series pairing), it featured two teams that have played in the same cities since their inceptions (not to mention the two longest title droughts

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Braves history, give or take 90 years

Similar to the issue I have with the Newark Bears’ “incorporation” date, I’m a little bit against the patch on the new alternate jerseys the Braves unveiled this week. The Braves, of course, were established in 1876 (when the National League formed) in Boston. They were known as the Red Stockings, Beaneaters, Doves and Rustlers

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From ND to MLB: Billy Burke

One hundred years ago today — Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1911 — the Boston Rustlers arrived at Chicago’s West Side Grounds for a getaway day doubleheader against the Cubs. It would be the 11th and 12th games in the last nine days on the Rustlers’ current road trip, one that would last another 12 games and

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From ND to MLB: Ron Reed

I’ve already profiled a couple of two-sport stars to come out of Notre Dame and make it to the Major Leagues, but Johnny Mohardt‘s second sport was football and Shaun Fitzmaurice‘s was track and field. (On this blog, baseball is always No. 1.) For Ron Reed, the other sport was basketball. In fact, basketball was

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When the magic number is an illusion

I’m a bit surprised at how many tweets and posts I’ve seen that say the Mets were eliminated from the postseason after last night’s loss to the Marlins. They weren’t — it happened over the weekend against the Braves. I’ll admit, I didn’t realize that the Mets’ technical tragic number of one was inaccurate, but

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