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This Day in Sports History: July 29

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: July 29

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.


With that in mind, July 29 is a day in which the Summer Olympics returned after war and two NFL franchises first took the field.


10 Biggest Hitting Duds in Fantasy Baseball So Far

Matt Kemp highlights this list of highly drafted, unproductive hitters
<p> 10 Biggest Hitting Duds in Fantasy Baseball So Far</p>

Although the weather has definitely had an impact on the MLB schedule, most teams have played around 50 games by now, meaning we are roughly a third of the way through the 2013 regular season. As we prepare to enter the dog days of summer what better time than now to evaluate which expected fantasy studs at the plate have turned out to be nothing but highly drafted duds.

10 Players Most Likely to Make Baseball's 500,000th Error

Here are our best guesses
<p> Here are our best guesses</p>

According to the greatest baseball research website in the world, Baseball-Reference.com, MLB and its players are approaching the 500,000th recorded error since 1876. Wow, a half-million miscues.

With 499,982 as of today, Sept. 15, some unfortunate dude will make the milestone mess-up most likely on Sunday, Sept. 16 (or the next day).

Here are our Top 10 candidates to make history:

2012 MLB Pennant Races: A to Z

<p> As the 2012 MLB pennant drives begin to heat up, it's good to know what will impact the races from the A's to Zimmerman.</p>


A’s, as in the Oakland Athletics, are in a pennant race for the first time since 2006. We have the second wild card to thank for this, but the no-name A’s have been the hottest team since July 1. It’s amazing what can be accomplished when you assemble a competent pitching staff.

Baseball's Players of the Week: Cabrera, Hughes, Zimmerman, Latos

Athlon Sports looks back at the previous week's best baseball players
<p> Athlon Sports looks back at the previous week's best baseball players</p>

Each week Athlon Sports looks back at the previous week's best baseball players in the American and National Leagues and recaps the most outstanding pitching performances. Here are last week's — June 25-July 1 — standouts.

AL Player of the Week

Miguel Cabrera, Detroit

Washington Nationals 2012 Preview

Nats ready to compete in tough NL East
<p> The Nationals ended the 2011 season with their best record since their first year in Washington, a healthy Stephen Strasburg and plenty of reasons to be optimistic about their chances to compete in the NL East in 2012.</p>

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