Was Gwynn's quest MLB's last real run at .400?
'What if?' Tony Gwynn and the chase for history in 1994
It's been more than 78 years since Ted Williams defied the odds. More than 78 years since Williams, a son of San Diego who grew into one of baseball’s greatest hitters, played two games on Sept. 28, 1941. Sitting on a .400 batting average entering the season’s final day, Williams
Remembering the most dominant start ever
20 years later, Wood and Astros hitters recall 20-strikeout game
A version of this story first appeared in 2018.
When you're a right-handed pitcher from Texas, and you throw hard, and you have been tabbed as "The Next Big Thing," the comparisons are inevitable.
Nolan Ryan. Roger Clemens.
Wood was still a fresh-faced kid starring at Grand Prairie
The crazy story behind MLB’s last forfeit
Questionable calls, souvenir balls combine for chaotic night in LA
It was sometime around 3 a.m. ET when the phone rang in Leonard Coleman’s hilltop home in New Jersey, rousting the National League president from his slumber.
“Mr. Coleman, it’s Jim Quick,” the voice on the other end of the line announced, “and Bob Davidson’s on the line, too.”
Were these the worst -- or best -- jerseys ever?
In 1999, 'Turn Ahead the Clock' was all the rage in MLB -- but it was met with mixed reactions in Queens
At some point, Orel Hershiser had seen the mock-ups: a black synthetic-fiber jersey with silver cap sleeves, tucked into the Mets’ usual white pants. On the jersey’s front was an oversized astronomical symbol for the planet Mercury, plus a shadowy illustration of the rock itself. In horizontal text was the
Crews, Olin families persevere so many years later
Wives, children cherish memories, march on with lives after pitchers' tragic deaths
This story originally ran in March 2013, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the deaths of Tim Crews and Steve Olin.
The cloudless sky, the shining sun and the still waters betray the truth of what happened here.
This is where the world lost you, Tim, and you, Steve.
Oral history of Mark Buehrle's perfect game
Players, coaches reminisce about White Sox pitcher's famous feat
This story was originally published on July 23, 2015.
CHICAGO -- There was a comment made by Mark Buehrle, shortly after throwing the second perfect game in White Sox franchise history, that perfectly summed up the surprise of the day's event, even for the left-hander.
"I don't know how to
Oral history of epic Mets-Dodgers 1988 NLCS
Key members of each team look back at one of MLB's best postseason series
This story was originally published on MLB.com on Oct. 3, 2015.
The 1988 National League Championship Series had everything an inspired script writer on Broadway or in Hollywood could have produced.
It was New York vs. Los Angeles, a clash of titans and cultures. Stars, enough to fill an All-Star
Koufax's legacy paves the Dodger way
Mentorship molds aces dating back to Brooklyn
LOS ANGELES -- He’s 83 years old now, more than a half-century out from his playing days, and his recent ballpark appearances have been trimmed to the postseason and Opening Day.
But Sandy Koufax, the living legend of Dodgers pitching greatness, is always there in spirit, and his imprint is
White Sox have deep Cuban connection
Club's history of players from the nation started with Minoso
Jose Contreras, Jose Abreu, Yoán Moncada, Luis Robert, Yonder Alonso and Jon Jay walk into a conference room at Camelback Ranch on a Sunday morning in early March during Spring Training.
A bond has been forged between the group via the White Sox organization they work for, but there’s something