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This Day in Sports History: August 8

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 2 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, August 8 is a day in which the New Orleans Saints...

This Day in Sports History: July 13

By Aaron Tallent, 3 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, July 13 is a day in which a player hit four home...

This Day in Sports History: July 5

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 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, July 5 is a day in which a color line was broken in...

25 Best Sluggers in MLB History

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 2 weeks 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: May 24

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 3 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 24 is a day in which baseball played its first...

MLB 2019: 25 Best Baseball Players 25 and Under

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 year 7 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...

Philadelphia Phillies 2019: Scouting, Projected Lineup, Season Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 8 months ago
Despite an inconsistent offense and the worst defense in the majors, the Phillies put together four good months — followed by two horrendous months — and improved by 14 wins in 2018. Management promised a busy offseason as it looked to take the next step in 2019, but vaulting from 80 wins into the playoff picture will depend largely on the improvement of a returning core that...

5 MLB Teams on the Rise in 2018

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 years 7 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...

Mike Schmidt's and Jerry Remy's Comments Are Disappointing to Fans and the League

By Juan Jose Rodriguez, 3 years 4 months ago
Though different words were used and in somewhat different contexts, two men with close ties to MLB made distasteful and arguably racist remarks yesterday about the culture that so often is a point of pride in baseball.   In an interview Tuesday morning on WIP (94.1 FM, Philadelphia), Hall of Fame third baseman (and former Phillie) Mike Schmidt argued that the Phillies should not (and...

Philadelphia Phillies: 2017 Preview, Predictions & Schedule

By Athlon Sports, 3 years 7 months ago
Hope is building in Philadelphia.   The Phillies, who finished last season with an average age of 26.9, the second youngest in baseball, have brought a handful of young talent to the majors — and more is on the way. Evidence of a much-improved farm system was seen in November when the club added 11 prospects to its 40-man roster. No other team added more than eight. And two years...