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The March Digital Issue is Now Available

The wait is finally over. The March 2016 Digital Issue of Baseball Magazine is now available. Just click the cover art to go straight to it. For previous issues, including a new feature that allows you to download and print them, see the end of this piece. For a teaser, here is the letter from…

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The Greatest Baseball Nation That Never Was

Foreign players in the big leagues have always fascinated me. This is nothing strange, I am Dutch and have always lived in The Netherlands, I am a baseball foreigner myself. The Dutch like to believe that they are the biggest baseball nation in Europe and they have a point. We have had Bert Blyleven, Andruw…

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High and Inside Out: Clemente, A Dodgers Legend

“Imagination… Its limits are only those of the mind itself.” – Rod Serling It has been established that time, being a man-made entity, is not a fixed construct. That means it can be bent, twisted, warped and shuffled which is what gives science fiction nerds like me the hope that time travel will someday be…

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Walter O’Malley and The Dome That Could Have Been

When the New York Giants moved to San Francisco at the end of 1957, the Polo Grounds was falling apart, fan support was faltering and erratic, and the team had been to only two World Series since 1938. They had finished below .500 in nine of those twenty seasons. The Brooklyn Dodgers had already proposed a…

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Brooklyn Dodgers’ World Series Comet: Al Gionfriddo

Baseball is replete with players who had a big day in baseball. Joe Adcock of the Braves once hit 4 home runs in a game. Harvey Haddix of the Pirates, pitched a 12-inning perfect game until he lost in heart-breaking fashion 1-0, in 13 innings. But Al Gionfriddo’s name is etched in baseball lore for…

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What Was the Worst Trade in Mets History?

Fans generally have longer, frustrated and angrier memories about the bad trades their teams have made than happy memories about the good ones. That’s human nature. You could fill pages listing all of those trades, either for getting rid of someone good with nothing in return, or trading for someone who turned out to be…