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  • The 9 One-Game Playoffs in MLB History (Prior to 2012)

    The 9 One-Game Playoffs in MLB History (Prior to 2012)

    In the entire history of Major Leage Baseball, there have only been thirteen occasions in which two teams finished the regular season tied at the top of the standings. Of those thirteen ties, four were settled with a three-game series. The other nine? They were settled with a one-game, winner-take-all, loser-go-home playoff. To the young’ins […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 28th) – Ted Williams

    This Day In Sports History (September 28th) – Ted Williams

    It was on this day in 1941 that Ted Williams finished the regular season with a .406 batting average.  Williams remains the last player to hit over .400 throughout the course of a regular season. Williams entered the final day of the 1941 season with a .39955 batting average, which would have been rounded up […]

  • The Top 20 Active MLB Career Strikeout Leaders

    The Top 20 Active MLB Career Strikeout Leaders

    If you follow Major League Baseball, then you’re probably aware that we’re in the midst of a golden era for pitching. Or at least, that’s what the experts say. However, there’s always two ways to look at any statistical phenomenon. And the other day, as I was watching part of a Chicago White Sox Game—which […]

  • It Was “Star Trek Night” At The Trop in Tampa Last Night (Video)

    It Was “Star Trek Night” At The Trop in Tampa Last Night (Video)

    Earlier this season, the Tampa Bay Rays and nine other teams around Major League Baseball teamed up with Stand Up 2 Cancer and LucasFilms to hold “Star Wars Nights” at the ballpark. I have no idea if these events actually raised any money for cancer research, but we did get to see Darth Vader on […]

  • Vernon Wells Didn’t Make The Catch, But Boy Did He Try (Video)

    Vernon Wells Didn’t Make The Catch, But Boy Did He Try (Video)

    Poor Vernon Wells. I mean that figuratively, of course, because in actuality he’s ridiculously filthy rich. But we make fun of the guy any time the subject of terrible sports contracts comes up because he gets paid an ungodly amount of money to play pretty bad baseball. However, you have to hand it to Vernon: […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 14th) – Toronto Blue Jays

    This Day In Sports History (September 14th) – Toronto Blue Jays

        It was on this day in 1987 that the Toronto Blue Jays hit a Major League record 10 home runs in a single game.  The Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 18-3 in a game played at Toronto’s Exhibition Stadium. Catcher Ernie Whitt would lead the charge with three home runs, while both George […]

  • Things Got Pretty Heated Between The Cubs And Nats Last Night (Video)

    Things Got Pretty Heated Between The Cubs And Nats Last Night (Video)

      Things got pretty heated last night between the Cubs and Nationals in Washington, DC, and on two separate occasions the tensions almost escalated into full-on brawls. The first close call came in the bottom of the 5th inning, when Nationals third base coach Bo Porter got into a heated argument on the top step of the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 7th) — Fay Vincent

    This Day In Sports History (September 7th) — Fay Vincent

      It was on this day in 1992 that Fay Vincent resigned as Commissioner of Major League Baseball.  Vincent’s reign lasted just under three years as he had taken over for Bart Giamatti, who died of a heart attack in September of 1989. Fay Vincent was very much involved in Pete Rose’s lifetime banishment from […]

  • Put Your Fantasy Sports Knowledge To Good Use At FantasyFactor.com

    Put Your Fantasy Sports Knowledge To Good Use At FantasyFactor.com

    Stop me if this sounds like a familiar story. You’ve spent weeks crafting the perfect draft strategy. You’ve studied all the injury charts, the updates, the rumors and match ups. When draft day arrives you execute your strategy to perfection, making ungodly value picks and getting all the sleepers that you were targeting. Excitement for […]