Luck vs Skill: Comparing the role of chance in hockey, football, baseball, soccer and basketball

May 19th, 2018|

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There’s an old adage in sports that it’s better to be lucky than good, but how much of a role does chance play in […]

WAR for AL MVP: Tracking Mike Trout, Aaron Judge in battle for baseball’s top award

May 18th, 2018|

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MLB’s MVPs are almost always among the league leaders in the wins above replacement (WAR) stat, which attempts to gauge a player’s overall contribution […]

What’s My Line? Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Willie Mays and Yogi Berra as game show guests

May 6th, 2018|

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What’s My Line? was an Emmy-winning game show which originally ran in the United States on the CBS television network from 1950 to 1967. […]

Check out Wrigley Field for the 1938 Cardinal-Cubs home opener

April 16th, 2018|

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After starting the season with seven wins and an equal number of losses, the Chicago Cubs are hoping climb the standings during their three-game […]

Watch amazing sand-art tribute to Jackie Robinson (from Earth or beyond)

April 15th, 2018|

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Today marks the 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he took the field to play first base for […]

Starr Cards Infographic: Percentage of MLB players from USA, Dominican Republic and every other country

April 3rd, 2018|

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The oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, Major League Baseball has been getting steadily more international […]

Starr Cards Infographic: Chasing Rickey Henderson’s MLB record for most runs scored

March 25th, 2018|

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Most reasonably-seasoned baseball fans can recite the career MLB leaders in home runs (Barry Bonds), RBIs (Hank Aaron) and hits (Pete Rose), but far […]

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle and the top ten most valuable baseball cards

February 25th, 2018|

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In November of 2015, a 1952 Topps baseball card of Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle sold for $486,100, setting a record for the greatest amount […]

Pete Rose, Barry Bonds and 8 ways for a batter to reach first base safely

February 16th, 2018|

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There are eight unique ways for a batter to safely reach first base in a baseball game. Far and away the most common method […]

Baseball in India: Rounding the bases from Manipur to Lucknow to New Delhi

February 12th, 2018|

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Cricket is far and away the sport of choice in India, but its distant-cousin baseball has been slowly making inroads in the world’s second-most-populous […]

Christmas birthdays: Eric Gordon, Alistair Cook and top sports stars born on December 25th

December 25th, 2017|

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Having your birthday fall on Christmas is something of a double whammy. Not only is your special day overshadowed by the birthday of Jeshua […]

What if Justin Verlander could throw at 90 percent the speed of light?

October 31st, 2017|

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Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander has been on quite a tear since being secured from the Detroit Tigers just before the trade deadline, but […]