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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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Samardzija joins short list of Opening Domers

When Jeff Samardzija delivers the first pitch of the Cubs’ season on April 1 in Pittsburgh, he’ll be the fourth pitcher to come out of Notre Dame and make an Opening Day start in the Major Leagues. And he’ll be the first to do so in 99 years. The last Domer to toe the rubber

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From ND to MLB: Jeff Samardzija

I’ve fallen way behind on my Notre Dame to MLB project, so it’s time to pick it up again. In an effort to move things along, I’m going to do something I don’t generally like to do — post a Q&A or two. It’s just a personal thing. I don’t do that much writing anymore,

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Jim Qualls vs. Tom Seaver

Part of my 2011 Christmas haul I finally watched the recent episode of Studio 42 with Bob Costas in which he sat down with Tom Seaver up in Cooperstown to talk about Tom Terrific’s career. There was some great stuff in there, particularly Seaver’s opinion of the use of today’s pitchers. But he also talked

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What a merry band of of marauders, they

It’s Friday night in Pittsburgh and PNC Park is the place to be. “Standing room only,” says a fan at a ticket window, turning to his companions. They decide to take them, because they want to be a part of it. A part of what? Well, nobody knows for sure, not just yet. But there

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