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Connie Mack Makes His Mark on the 1929 World Series

With Rob Neyer
Fri., March 24, 2017, 2:00 p.m. ET

Rob Neyer begins his 10-part series on notable Major League managerial moves by taking a look at Connie Mack.

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The Tale of Two All-Star Games, 1935–1962

Mon., Mar. 27, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET

In part 8, Dickson describes how Ted Williams’s heroics in 1941 solidified the All-Star Game’s midseason interest, and how Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Don Newcombe, and Lar

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Ballparks We Miss (at Least in Theory): Comiskey Park, 1910–1990

Wed., Mar. 29, 2017, 6:00 p.m. ET

When baseball fans think of Chicago ballparks, Wrigley Field likely comes to mind.

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Earl Weaver Always Knew Cal Ripken Jr. Was a Shortstop

With Rob Neyer
Mon., Apr. 3, 2017, 2:00 p.m. ET

In part 2 of his series on significant managerial moves in Major League Baseball, Rob Neyer examines how Earl Weaver handled prospect Cal Ripken Jr. in 1981.


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Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character

Tues., Apr. 4, 2017, 2:00 p.m. ET

As a player, Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel’s contemporaries included Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, and Christy Mathewson . . .

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