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This Week In Baseball Season 1: Episode 17

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

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Celebrate the 1986 Mets Championship

In 1986, the New York Mets made the Big Apple turn all of their attention to Shea Stadium through their sheer talent, fun-loving attitude and swagger. This rare combination catapulted them to a World Series Championship and allowed them to "Make the Dream Work".

This Week in Baseball Season 1 Recaps: Episode 16

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

This Week in Baseball Season 1: Episode 14

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

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

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

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

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

Graph of the Day: Recent Greats of Third Base

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...

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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