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This Day in Sports History: July 31

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 4 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 31 is a day in which a disrupted MLB season...

MLB's 10 Oldest Ballparks

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 2 days ago
No other sport arguably has as rich a history as Major League Baseball. One reason is because of its 120-plus years of national popularity. Another comes from the ballparks, some of which are so old that they are in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. With that in mind, here are MLB's 10 oldest ballparks.   NOTE: While Tropicana Field opened in 1990, it did not house the...

This Day in Sports History: June 29

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 4 hours 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 29 is one in which two no-hitters were thrown...

25 Best Sluggers in MLB History

By Aaron Tallent, 5 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: June 3

By Aaron Tallent, 5 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, June 3 is a day in which Magic Johnson and Michael...

This Day in Sports History: May 15

By Aaron Tallent, 6 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, May 15 is a day in which Joe DiMaggio began his...

MLB 2019: 25 Best Baseball Players 25 and Under

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 year 8 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...

Toronto Blue Jays 2019: Scouting, Projected Lineup, Season Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 9 months ago
The Toronto Blue Jays head into the new season firmly fixated on building for the future after definitively closing their previous competitive window during a miserable 2018. At the transition’s forefront is top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who tore through Double-A and Triple-A while earning wide acclaim as the best prospect in baseball. Guerrero, who will be 20 on Opening Day, is the...

10 Greatest Home Runs in World Series History

By Aaron Tallent, 3 years 1 month ago
This year’s World Series has already seen history made when it comes to the home run. In Game 2 on Wednesday night, the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers combined for eight home runs, the most ever in a World Series game. Of the 13 total run scored, only three were not courtesy of a home run.   And while George Springer’s two-run home run in top of the 11th inning proved...

Toronto Blue Jays: 2017 Preview, Predictions & Schedule

By Athlon Sports, 3 years 9 months ago
Coming off consecutive trips to the American League Championship Series, the Toronto Blue Jays are a team that remains a contender, but also a club entering a period of transition. Back for 2017 is the majority of the pitching staff that led the junior circuit with a 3.78 ERA last year, along with cornerstones Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista (at least for one more year), Russell Martin and Troy...