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Best of the Decade: 2010-19

Best of the Decade: 2010-19

December 3, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

The Data Decade: Top stories, players of 2010s

The last decade has greatly expanded our understanding of the sport
@williamfleitch
December 2, 2019

Every baseball decade has its own flavor, a way to establish it as a clearly delineated period of time, an era with its own distinct personality. We had the rough-and-tumble 1970s, with its off-the-field drama, its Bronx-Is-Burning real-life parallels of chaos, its seemingly endless amount of body hair. The '80s

Here is each team’s signature game of the decade

These are the absolute best games every club enjoyed during the 2010s
@paul_casella
December 3, 2019

From World Series-clinching victories to no-hitters to dramatic comebacks, all 30 teams had their share of memorable games over the past decade. MLB.com beat reporters rolled out a list of each club's top 10 games of the decade on Monday, and we collected the No. 1 game for all 30

The best World Series of the decade was ...

Winning it all is the greatest honor the sport can offer, and these Fall Classics were the best
@williamfleitch
December 2, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

These are the 10 best teams of the decade

History will look upon these clubs as the greatest of the era
@williamfleitch
December 3, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

Top 10 Division Series and LCS of the decade

These are the postseason series that defined October drama
@williamfleitch
December 2, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

The 10 pennant chases of the decade, ranked

It was a decade that featured plenty of excitement down to the last day
@williamfleitch
December 3, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

The 10 best individual seasons this decade 

These were the definitive seasons for some of the game's biggest stars
@williamfleitch
December 2, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

The 10 biggest Deadline deals of the decade

Midseason blockbuster deals reshaped clubs and pennant races
@williamfleitch
December 2, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

Top 10 free-agent deals of the decade

These are the deals that worked out great for both player and team
@williamfleitch
December 3, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

These are the best All-Star Games this decade

Ranking every Midsummer Classic from 2010-19
@williamfleitch
December 2, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

Top 10 starting pitchers of the decade

At a position that changed dramatically in 10 years, these are the best starters
@williamfleitch
December 3, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

Top 10 relievers of the decade

@williamfleitch
December 2, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

Top 10 catchers of the decade

These rugged field generals are the game's pre-eminent backstops
@williamfleitch
December 3, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

Top 10 first basemen of the decade

These superstar sluggers stood out as the corner position's best
@williamfleitch
December 2, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

Top 10 second basemen of the decade

@williamfleitch
December 2, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

Top 10 third basemen of the decade

@williamfleitch
December 3, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

Top 10 shortstops of the decade

Young, multidimensional players populate this talented list
@williamfleitch
December 2, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

Top 10 left fielders of the decade

@williamfleitch
December 3, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

10 best center fielders of the decade

Some of the decade's most dynamic players roamed this glamorous position
@williamfleitch
December 2, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

10 best right fielders of the decade

@williamfleitch
December 3, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the

Top 10 managers of the decade

@williamfleitch
December 21, 2019

Will Leitch took an in-depth look at the game in 2019 with a series exploring Major League Baseball's Data Decade. From the best World Series, to the best starting pitchers and more, Leitch ranked, dissected and celebrated all the things we loved most about the Great American Pastime during the