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25 Best Sluggers in MLB History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 days ago
"The Long Hot Summer" premieres on ESPN this Sunday before moving over to ESPN+. The "30 for 30" documentary tells the story of the exciting 1998 home run race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa and the complex feelings about it that emerged afterward in the wake of the steroid scandal.   Debating the best sluggers in MLB history was always a fun topic for baseball...

This Day in Sports History: June 3

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 1 week ago
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, June 3 is a day in which Magic Johnson and Michael...

This Day in Sports History: May 22

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 3 weeks ago
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, May 22 is a day in which "Dr. J" opened...

This Day in Sports History: May 10

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 4 days ago
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, May 10 is a day in which the most iconic photograph...

This Day in Sports History: May 8

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 6 days ago
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, May 8 is a day in which two NFL defensive legends...

This Day in Sports History: May 5

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 1 week ago
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, May 5 is a day in which baseball saw its first...

MLB 2019: 25 Best Baseball Players 25 and Under

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 year 3 months ago
In many ways, 2018 was the Year of the 25-year-old in Major League Baseball. Mookie Betts led the Boston Red Sox to a World Series title while also running away with the American League Most Valuable Player Award. Tampa Bay Rays lefty Blake Snell posted an incredible 1.89 ERA across 31 starts on his way to AL Cy Young Award honors. Cubs infielder Javier Baez emerged as an all-around star and...

Oakland A's 2019: Scouting, Projected Lineup, Season Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 5 months ago
A year ago at this time, the A’s were just another rebuilding team. And then the games were played in earnest, and the team showed muscle and perseverance. A 97-win season and a strong second-place finish got them a Wild Card berth. And now, with the 2019 season upon us, Oakland is a team that still factors strongly in the American League West.  The A’s are going to have to...

5 MLB Teams on the Rise in 2018

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 years 3 months ago
Now that the not-so hot stove finally warmed up after what was often a long, cold and quiet winter, MLB’s Opening Day is just around the corner. As we look ahead to the 2018 season, we explore five teams that could be poised for better results on the diamond compared to last year.   Philadelphia Phillies Despite finishing 66-96 in 2017, the Phillies have become a trendy pick to...

5 MLB Teams on the Rise in 2017

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 years 3 months ago
Spring training is winding down, and rosters are being finalized. As each of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs prepares to leave sunny Arizona or Florida, we take a look at five clubs capable of putting poor past results behind them. Expect these clubs to be on the rise in 2017.   Tampa Bay Rays Following a competitive 2015 and led by a strong starting rotation, underrated position...