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The Game of the Century: Major League Baseball Agrees to an All-Star Game

Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET

Chicago’s 1933 World’s Fair served as an impetus for the first MLB All-Star Game.

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Larry MacPhail: The Oddball Genius

Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 8:00 p.m. ET

Daniel Wyatt is a Canadian author of 10 books and half-a-dozen magazine articles in the sports and non-sports historical genre.

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Charlie Berry: Six Careers in One

Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET

Charlie Berry was an anomaly for players turned umpires. As Schechter explains in part 5 of his series, Berry was a catcher, rather than a player.

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