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MLB’s original 16 meeting in the World Series

What a run for these Giants, playing six games in which they faced elimination, and winning each one. In their long and storied history, they’d never won a Game 7 until last night (not counting Game 7 of the 1921 World Series, which was a best-of-nine). In the 108th World Series, they’ll face the Tigers

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The Dodgers return to New York

Half a century ago, the Dodgers and Giants returned to New York for the first time as visitors. They came during the last days of May and the beginning of June to face the team that had replaced them in the National League — and had replaced the Giants at the Polo Grounds — the

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Willie plays all fields

11:29 p.m. update — The Daily Show interview was great, of course, and Jon Stewart’s New Jersey roots made it unique, when Stewart mentioned Mays’ days with the Trenton Giants in 1950. Back when the Trenton Thunder came along in 1994, the coverage of the city’s baseball history had featured that connection, but I’d completely

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Most valuable losers

When Chase Utley hit his second home run in Game 5 of the World Series, giving him five against the Yankees, the discussion began about who had been named Series MVP from the losing team. Since the award was first given (in 1955 to Johnny Podres), only one player had ever earned the honor but

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