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Toronto Blue Jays Ready For World Series Run

Deadline deals turns Toronto from disappointment to title contender
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Toronto Blue Jays Ready For World Series Run

In April, the Toronto Blue Jays should have been the class of the American League East — at least on paper. Thankfully, baseball games aren’t played on paper, they’re played on grass and dirt — except at the Rogers Center in Toronto where the game is played on turf.

 

Throwback Thursday: Joe DiMaggio Extends Hit Streak to 56 Games

Joe DiMaggio set this record 74 years ago today, and it has been regarded as unbreakable.

When Joe DiMaggio stepped into the batter’s box 74 years ago today, he finalized a record that seems as safe as any. In the first inning of the game, he singled and later scored, as part of a 3 for 4 day. The hit extended his streak to 56 games, where it would ultimately end. From May 15 to July 16, he had at least one hit in every game, collecting a .408 batting average over that span.

 

Boston Red Sox Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Red Sox Nation has many choices and arguments aplenty
<p> The overplayed drought of championships from 1918 to 2004 and the Curse of the Bambino have overshadowed what has been a very successful franchise. The Red Sox pose the toughest test to date in selecting just four individuals. Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski are easy choices. The list of candidates for the last two spots is long, and filled with strong arguments.</p>

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.

 

Boston Red Sox Mt. Rushmore

Toronto Blue Jays Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Blue Jays Mt. Rushmore is a Fuzzy Picture
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Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.

Toronto Blue Jays Mt. Rushmore

Tampa Bay's Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Who among the young franchise's players deserve this special honor?
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<p> The Tampa Bay franchise hasn't been around that long, but there are four individuals who have distinguished themselves enough to be honored on Mt. Rushmore.</p>

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.

Ubaldo Jimenez Robs Hit With Willie Mays-like Catch

The incredible catch by the Orioles' pitcher kept the game scoreless.

With two men in scoring position with two outs, Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez was forced to channel his inner Willie Mays to prevent any runs to score. In the bottom of the third, Eddie Rosario had the opportunity to break the scoreless game. Jimenez delivered a high inside fastball that jammed Rosario, but it was a weak hit with the infield playing deep.

 

Pablo Sandoval Jumps to Hit Crazy High Pitch

On a knuckleball at the eyes, the Red Sox third baseman had to jump to hit it.

Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval has never really had great plate discipline when batting. However, he last night reached a new high – literally. In his first at bat with knuckleballer R.A. Dickey on the mound, Sandoval went airborne to swing at a pitch. The Panda had to jump in order to swing at a pitch over five feet off of the ground.

 

Josh Donaldson Makes Unbelievable Leaping Catch into Stands

With a perfect game on the line, the third baseman helped get one out with an impressive play.

Josh Donaldson has certainly been having an All Star caliber season and is only a few votes off the lead for the starting third base spot. He might have just found the late boost he needs after making arguably the league’s best catch of the year. In the top of the eighth inning with a perfect game in the work, the Rays’ David DeJesus came up to bat hoping to break it up. He fouled a ball off into the stands by third base.

 

Red Sox to Retire Pedro Martinez's Number

Just days after Pedro Martinez will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, the Red Sox will retire his number at Fenway Park.

Just two days after Pedro Martinez will join fellow Red Sox legends, such as Carl Yastrzemski, Ted Williams, and Carlton Fisk, in the Baseball Hall of Fame, he will also be immortalized next to them at Fenway Park. On July 28, the Boston Red Sox will retire his infamous No. 45 at Fenway Park, becoming the ninth for the team.

 

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