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Ichiro Suzuki, meet Pete Rose

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In October, 1973 Pete Rose and Bud Harrelson tangled at second base during that year’s National League Championship Series. That brawl remains one of baseball’s most recognized moments. It was also the month that the Nixon administration began to completely fall apart. At the same time half a world away, Ichiro Suzuki was born in Aichi, Japan. More than 40 years later the  names of Rose and Suzuki are coming up in the same sentence. No one who ever played…

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Ken Griffey Jr. could set Hall of Fame vote record

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On Wednesday, the Baseball Hall of Fame is set to announce its newest members. One player is a lock while a few others are on the edge of admission. Ken Griffey Jr. will receive the phone call telling him he is officially a member of the ultra-exclusive club, but one question remains. How many will not vote for him? If anyone should be a unanimous selection, it should be the Windermere, Florida, resident. The statistics are mind-boggling. In 22 seasons…

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Door to Cooperstown closing on Pete Rose

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Pete Rose was back in the news this week for the wrong reasons. Banned for life in 1988 for betting on baseball, Rose first denied the accusations entirely, before finally backing off that stance. It took 15 years to finally admit to ABC’s Charlie Gibson that he bet on baseball and his Cincinnati Reds team while he was their manager. Rule 21, posted in professional baseball clubhouses, is baseball’s foremost rule that promises a lifetime ban for gambling on the…

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