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Our National Treasures columns tell the “story behind the story“ of some of the great artifacts that you will see in our museum, and our Historian’s Corner columns are penned by some of the leading baseball historians and writers in the country.

Why Managers Still Matter

Mon., April 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. ET

Bob Klapisch has been covering baseball in New York for over three decades.

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Historian's Corner

The Greatest Pitching Performance I Ever Covered

I’m often asked about the greatest game I’ve ever seen, which is one of the toughest questions a veteran baseball writer has to grapple with. The data, of course, is endless. I’ve seen too many games to count, the synapses in my brain are full. It’s like trying to pin me down on any all-time list: best hitter, hardest thrower, most clutch performer, greatest all-around athlete.

To all these categories, I usually plead the fifth—too many choices to crown just one king.

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Seasons Past

In the Season Past series, writers reflect on a specific year in baseball they found to be siginificant to the game's history.

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The Great Topps Baseball Card Monopoly: Part 2—Taking Over

Fri., April 15, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET

(Image courtesy of The Topps Company)  From 1956 through 1980, a generation of school kids grew up with Topps baseball cards as a staple of their childhood.  In a new series, wr

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1968

Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET

In 1968, it was the Deadball Era all over again, and fans must have been wondering where all the offense had gone.

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How to (Inadvertently) Tip Your Pitches, and How It Cost the Yankees in 2001

Mon., April 11, 2016, 10:00 a.m. ET

(Image courtesy of The Trading Card DatabaseBob Klapisch has been covering baseball in New York

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The Great Topps Baseball Card Monopoly: Part 1—Introduction

Fri., April 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET

(Image courtesy of The Topps Company) From 1956 through 1980, a generation of school kids grew up with Topps baseball cards as a staple of their childhood.

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Historian's Corner

How Sam Jethroe Was Received in Boston

My interest in Sam Jethroe sprang from my ongoing documentation of the history of the Boston Red Sox. Most students of baseball history know that the Red Sox were the last team in the Major Leagues to desegregate. That came in 1959, when the Red Sox finally bowed to overwhelming pressure and promoted Pumpsie Green to the big leagues in the middle of the 1959 season.

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1961

Thurs., April 7, 2016 2:00 p.m. ET

Join Marty Appel to discuss the season of 1961. A season that saw two All-Star Games played.

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