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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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Porcello joins the ranks of those lending support following Hurricane Sandy

Way to go, Rick Porcello! The Jersey guy had a chance to pick up a little gift in exchange for a couple of digits, but he chose a different route instead. Torii Hunter asked his new teammate for No. 48, which Hunter has worn his whole career (since 1997) and Porcello has donned throughout his

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From ND to MLB: Brad Lidge

Brad Lidge is one of two baseball players whose time at Notre Dame coincided with mine. He pitched from 1996-98, putting together a 13-5 record and 4.86 ERA, with 143 strikeouts in 129 2/3 innings. Though he’s worn No. 54 throughout his Major League career, in South Bend Lidge donned No. 20, the same digits

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Carp-e diem! What you missed if you missed last night

I can understand the view of the fan who, frustrated over another disappointed season by his team, finds no interest in the postseason. And I know what it’s like to see your team, which seemed destined — even a lock — for the playoffs at the All-Star break, fall short on the final day of

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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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