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Lawrence D. Hogan: 'The Forgotten History of African American Baseball'

My late dad was the sort of sports fan who listened to a game on the radio, while watching another on TV and checking stats in the paper.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Entertainment

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Swingin' A's

The Oakland Athletics Fatal Flaw

October 10, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander delivers a pitch during the eighth inning in game five of the American League divisional series playoff baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum.

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Related Topix: Sports, Justin Verlander, Baseball Players, Detroit Tigers, Major League Baseball, Felix Hernandez, Max Scherzer

Bellingham Herald

Mariners manage just two hits in 7-0 loss to Marlins

The Mariners didn’t kick away a late lead Saturday night or suffer any walk-off misery.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Dustin Ackley, Mike Zunino

The State

Bats fall silent as Indians lose 5-0

"Obviously we haven't had the start we wanted as a group," he said after Saturday's 5-0 loss to Toronto.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jason Kipnis, Corey Kluber, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Jose Bautista, Brett Lawrie, Edwin Encarnacion

Minnesota Twins

Suzuki gets break behind plate against KC

"He's the first guy to walk into the clubhouse and say, 'Game on, I'm good to catch,'" Gardenhire said.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Kyle Gibson, Baseball Players, Minnesota Twins

BleacherReport

Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Questionable Pickups Who Are Worth the Risk

With nearly three weeks complete in the fantasy baseball season, owners are getting a better idea of how their teams look for the 2014 season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Joe Mauer, Baseball Players

The Miami Herald

Orioles batter Red Sox for 15 hits in series-opening win at Fenway Park

No matter the reception or the temperature, a mid-April trip to Boston is by no means as intimidating as it was during the Orioles' lean years.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Daniel Nava, Chris Tillman, Brock Holt, Dustin Pedroia, Jackie Bradley Jr.

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The State

A's come out swinging to beat Astros 11-3

Josh Reddick and Coco Crisp each added a two-run shot for Oakland. Yoenis Cespedes hit a solo homer in the second inning to follow up his two-run single in the first against Jarred Cosart .

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Oakland Athletics, Sonny Gray, Baseball Players, Houston Astros, Coco Crisp, Yoenis Cespedes

The Baltimore Sun

If Manny Machado is Orioles' only major leaguer from 2010 draft, is that a success?

I've been having this conversation with a bunch of people in the past few days, and I wanted to bring it to you.

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Related Topix: Sports, Manny Machado, Baseball Players, Matt Wieters

Rant Sports

Boston Red Sox Have Best Bullpen in the American League

Relief pitching is one of the most important components of organizing an efficient pitching staff.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Baseball Players, Andrew Miller, Junichi Tazawa

The Wichita Eagle

Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays will attempt to bounce back, as they begin a three-game set against Cleveland with the struggling Justin Masterson on the mound for the Indians.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Toronto Blue Jays, Baseball Players, Justin Masterson, Jason Kipnis, Lonnie Chisenhall, Jose Bautista

Alabama Live

All-Time Alabama Baseball Team: Pick the first baseman

Alabama is the only state where the residents can debate the greatest living baseball player and know the answer will be one of their own.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League

CNN

Fantasy baseball PRs: Braves' Upton heating up

After being relatively quiet the first week-plus of the season, Justin Upton finally began to connect with the ball.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Miami Herald

Jim Souhan: Twins' Gibson looms as team's young ace

Following the worst three-year span in franchise history, a downturn caused by amateurish starting pitching, they gave the last spot in their rotation this spring to Kyle Gibson.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kyle Gibson, Baseball Players, Francisco Liriano, Major League Baseball, Glen Perkins

The State

Cleveland Indians

Justin Verlander tries to build upon his first win of the season Thursday when the Detroit Tigers close out a weather-abbreviated two-game series against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Justin Verlander, Baseball Players, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Danny Salazar, Alex Avila

The Baltimore Sun

Over 40 baseball league 'just a bunch of guys who still want to play'

Wood bats, regulation uniforms and a desire to compete against peers are just part of what drives Baltimore Senior Baseball Over 40 League players to lace up their spikes every Sunday morning from April to August for some old-fashioned hardball.

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CNN

David Pincus: Fantasy baseball News & Notes: Eric Hosmer worth a flyer

In our daily fantasy baseball news and notes column, we'll be discussing hot topics in the fantasy baseball world, as well as offering up tidbits of information to help you set your lineup.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Paul Goldschmidt

Detroit News

Tigers' Verlander, Scherzer ranked (too low?) among MLB's top big-game pitchers

Justin Verlander is off to a 1-1 start with a 2.57 ERA, with 13 strikeouts in 21 innings.

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Related Topix: Sports, Justin Verlander, Baseball Players, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Max Scherzer

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Angels beat A's 5-4 on Iannetta's HR in 12th

If the AL West race turns out to be as close as these three games, the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels will be battling down to the wire come September.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Eric Sogard, Baseball Players, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels, Josh Donaldson, Howie Kendrick

CBS Local

Jeremy Conn: American League Predictions

I know it hasn't started out the way some O's fans would like, but for the first time ever, I'm picking the O's to win the division.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League Central, American League West

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