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Which MLB teams were the best and worst of all time?

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For years debates have raged about which major league baseball team was the best of all time. Was it the 1927 Yankees, or 1961 Yankees? Maybe the 1976 Reds? If the rankings would include all teams, where would the pennant-winning 2008 Rays fit into all of this? Do either of Miami’s World Series-winning teams of 1997 and 2003 have a place? Thanks to Nate Silver and his team at FiveThirtyEight, we have some answers. According to the Elo rating system,…

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Home Run Derby more exciting than All-Star Game

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The Major League Baseball All-Star Game isn’t what it used to be. It is still the best and most competitive all-star competitions among the major sports, but what made it great is now missing. When Johnny Bench, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Reggie Jackson and other superstars took the field, some outstanding displays of offense would seem to come from at least one of the fan favorites. More often than not, the latter day game features multiple flame-throwing pitchers striking out…

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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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