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Going deep in three countries

  When Tom Brady threw his first touchdown pass against the Raiders in a game in November 2017, CBS put up a graphic showing that he’s connected for a score in three countries: the United States, England and Mexico, where Oakland and New England were playing. So it got me thinking: How many players have

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By the numbers: Mets home openers

We all know the success the Mets have had on Opening Day since losing eight of their first nine. But having attended the last 19 home openers, and 20 overall (the Mets are 15-5 when I’ve been there), I wondered how they’ve done in their first home game over the years. So I crunched the numbers

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Bartolo Colon is so old …

Sometime during the first week of April, Bartolo Colon will begin his 20th season in the Major Leagues. Then, somewhere around his ninth or 10th start (based on his outings last year), he’ll turn 44 years old (his birthday is May 24). His first start, unless he’s one of Atlanta’s top three starters (unlikely), will

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Homers for the hometown

In honor of Stan Musial’s 90th birthday today and inspired by George Vescey’s column in The New York Times, I was curious to see which towns produced the most prolific home run duos in history. Stan and Ken Griffey Jr., representing Donora, Pa., were bumped down from third to fourth late this season when a

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Ike’s rookie power

Ike Davis’ 14th home run last night marked the most by a Mets rookie since David Wright hit 14 during his rookie year in 2004, when he also was an in-season callup. Wright hit his 14 in 69 games (283 plate appearances), Davis needed 84 games (344 PAs). The current corners of the Mets infield

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