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The Black Sox Baseball Scandal, 95 Years Ago

Ninety-five years after players from the Chicago White Sox allegedly threw the 1919 World Series, learn the story behind one of professional baseball’s most notorious scandals.

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Major League Baseball Makes Television Debut, 75 Years Ago

Professional baseball made history when a game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds was broadcast from New York.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Babe Ruth

On the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s major-league debut, learn 10 surprising facts about baseball’s biggest icon.

Baseball game at the Hall of Fame's Doubleday Field on June 12, 1939 (Credit: LCDM Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

Baseball’s Cooperstown Myth

As the Baseball Hall of Fame turns 75, read how the shrine to baseball’s gods was built upon a carefully constructed creation myth.

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Wrigley Field Hits the Century Mark

As the iconic Chicago ballpark celebrates its 100th birthday this week, explore some facts about its colorful history, and that of four other iconic sports venues.

Hank Aaron hits home run 715, breaking Babe Ruth's record, on April 8, 1974. (Credit: Herb Scharfman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

When Hank Aaron Passed the Babe, 40 Years Ago

Forty years after Hank Aaron’s 715th career home run, look back at the moment he surpassed the immortal Babe Ruth.

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11 Things You May Not Know About Jackie Robinson

On the 95th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s birth, explore little-known facts about the man who integrated baseball.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Cardinals and Red Sox

This year’s World Series features two teams steeped in history.

The New York Yankees celebrate after winning their 27th World Series in 2009. (Corey Sipkin/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

6 Things You May Not Know About the World Series

As the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers get ready to square off in the 108th World Series, explore six surprising facts about the Fall Classic.

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Document Banning Pete Rose From Baseball Goes on Sale

The 1989 agreement that banned Pete Rose, baseball’s all-time hits leader, from the sport is being put up for auction.

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8 Surprising Fenway Park Events

On the 100th anniversary of the first Major League Baseball game at Fenway Park, explore eight surprising dates from the stadium’s hidden history.

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Baseball’s First Fountain of Youth

In 1889, pitcher Pud Galvin turned to a dubious elixir in hopes of reviving his baseball career.

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The History of Ballpark Food

With baseball season back in full swing, we take a look at classic ballpark snacks like hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jack.