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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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The six covers of SI’s 2013 baseball preview issue

It’s that time of year. Sports Illustrated released its baseball preview cover yesterday. Actually, that should be covers. For the first time in the 59 years of SI baseball preview issues, the magazine has printed true regional covers, six in all, with a main image customized for four different regions of the country: Northeast, Mid-Atlanic,

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From ND to MLB: Johnny Mohardt

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts of this series, one of the issues with trying to track down and collect evidence of the Major League careers of the 77 men who have passed through South Bend on their way to The Show is that so many of them were Domers long before the Majors became

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ND to MLB: Billy Sullivan Jr.

I hadn’t intended to go this long between my first and second post looking back at Notre Dame baseball players who reached the Majors, but other things — other posts, other interests — kept pushing it back. I do hope to take some time to work ahead on a few to have in written and

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Ernie Harwell’s legacy

I love this thought: There’s a man in Mobile who remembers a triple he saw Honus Wagner hit in Pittsburgh 46 years ago. That’s baseball. So is the scout reporting that a 16-year-old sandlot pitcher in Cheyenne is the new “Walter Johnson.” And also this one: In baseball, democracy shines its clearest. Here the only

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