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Smithsonian Curator Weighs in on Legacy of Frank Robinson, Barrier-Breaking Baseball Great

During his 21 seasons as an outfielder, first with the Cincinnati Reds and later with the Baltimore Orioles among other teams, Major League Baseball hall of famer Frank Robinson accumulated some of the best stats in baseball history. He hit 586 career home runs, was named an All-Star 14 times and remains the only player to earn the Most Valuable Player award in both leagues, receiving the title in 1961 for his work with the Reds and in 1966 while playing for the Orioles, respectively.

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Dodgers Implicated in DOJ Probe Surrounding Illegal Recruitment of Cuban Players

The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ bad week continues. After losing the World Series to the Red Sox on Sunday, they’ve been implicated in a Department of Justice probe into possible corruption involving the recruitment of Cuban-born players with regards to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Sports Illustrated reports. The Dodgers organization is reportedly all over documents handed over to the FBI by a whistleblower. Continue reading Dodgers Implicated in DOJ Probe Surrounding Illegal Recruitment of Cuban Players

Preserving Negro League History Has Never Been Easier, or Harder, Depending on Who You Ask

When the World Series opens up at Fenway Park tonight, all eyes will be on Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts. Only 26, the three time All-Star is the odds-on favorite to win the 2018 American League MVP. Betts has advanced statistics to thank—primarily WAR (Wins Above Replacement Players), in which he notched a 10.1. Going back 117 seasons, there have only been 50 10+ WAR seasons, putting Betts in heady Boston company. In its “Similar Batters Through 25” category, Baseball-Reference.com lists Betts alongside fellow Red Sox outfielders Jim Rice and Carl Yastrzemski. Both men are in the Hall-of-Fame. Continue reading Preserving Negro League History Has Never Been Easier, or Harder, Depending on Who You Ask

8 BO JACKSON HIGHLIGHTS THAT PROVE HE’S THE GREATEST ATHLETE TO EVER WALK THE EARTH

It’s been 27 years since Bo Jackson played an NFL game and 23 years since he took a swing in Major League Baseball. A lot has changed since Jackson hung up his cleats, but there’s at least one thing that hasn’t: The Alabama native remains the most electrifying athlete we’ve ever seen.

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