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This Week In Baseball Season 1: Episode 17

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TWIB '77 reaches its finale with the hotly contested AL East battle and a look back on all the craziness of its first year.

This Week in Baseball Season 1 Recaps: Episode 16

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The penultimate episode of TWIB '77 abounds with baserunning gaffes, rockin' bullpens, and rookies, rookies, rookies!

This Week in Baseball Season 1: Episode 14

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Episode 14 of TWIB '77 features historic base stealing, historic indifference to the pain of others, and Ralph Houk crowned as King of the Crazy Managers!

This Week In Baseball, Season 1 Recaps: Episode 1

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MLB quietly released the first season of This Week in Baseball. I am loudly recapping it. Here is episode one.

Forty-Sixed

The Yankees have some hard decisions coming up about which numbers to retire. (AP) Andy Pettitte's retirement last week raised an interesting question about the future of the Yankees'...

The Pinstriped Hall of Not Quite, Part II

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Graig Nettles' acrobatic play in the 1978 World Series, particularly in Game Three, helped the Yankees surmount a 2-0 deficit against the Dodgers (AP). ...

The Luis Tiant/Graig Nettles Trade Revisited

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THT's Chris Jaffe takes a look at 1969 Indians/Twins trade involving Luis Tiant, Graig Nettles, Dean Chance, and several others.

[NYT] Gloves of the World Series

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A photoessay that includes Jerry Koosman's 1969 glove and Edgardo Alfonso's 2000 glove.

Graph of the Day: Recent Greats of Third Base

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This edition of Graph of the Day takes a look at the careers of some fine third basemen.

Look at the top ten-twenty players listed at each position. Which is the most likable group of...

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Look at the top ten-twenty players listed at each position. Which is the most likable group of guys? The third basemen, I think. Four of them are famous for being nice people (Robinson, Mathews, Molitor, Hack), as were Pie Traynor and Buddy Bell, and the others are all OK, not a real asshole among them. Well, Graig Nettles could be a jerk sometimes.... The left fielders are the worst of the bunch; in the top thirty you've got Ted Williams, Rickey Henderson, Joe Jackson, Goose Goslin, Jim Rice, Jesse Burkett, Joe Medwick, Ralph Kiner, and Albert Belle. Boy, there's a family re-union you can leave me out of...

--Bill James, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, 542-543. [What this is]
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