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Only four players in Major League Baseball have bashed 40 or more home runs and stole 40 or more bases in the same season. Those players: 1. Jose Canseco, 42 homers and 40 stolen bases in 1988 with the Oakland Athletics 2. Barry Bonds, 42 homers and 40 stolen bases in 1996 with the San [...]

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On Dec. 31, 1972, Roberto Clemente died at 38 years old in a plan crash over the Atlantic Ocean. He was “Clemente was supervising the delivery of relief supplies to the earthquake victims of Managua, Nicaragua. The cargo plane, a DC-7 that departed from San Juan Airport in Puerto Rico, crashes shortly after takeoff.” Clemente, [...]

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The Boston Red Sox have signed southpaw Rich Hill of Milton to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Hill, 31, tossed 8 scoreless innings over nine relief appearances for Boston last year before undergoing Tommy John surgery June 9. The left-hander had not allowed a run in 15 appearances, 12 innings pitched, for [...]

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Fast Fact of the Day: Only 15 players in Major League Baseball history have turned an unassisted triple play. Two of those players — George Burns and John Valentin — did it while playing for the Boston Red Sox. Burns, a first baseman, did it Sept. 14, 1923. Valentin, a shortstop, did it July 8, [...]

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Sandy Koufax, born Sanford Braun and nicknamed The Left Arm of God, was born on this day in 1935 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Koufax, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972, posted a 2.76 ERA. From 1956 through 1960, Koufax never had an ERA under 3.88 in a season, never won more than [...]

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Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish, who was expected to start in the right field this upcoming season, had shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum Nov. 8 and could miss the first month or two of the season, Boston.com reports. “You see the opportunity and you wish it could be different,’’ Kalish told The Boston [...]

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On Dec. 29, 1933, “New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert refuses to release Babe Ruth from his contract, thus preventing him from becoming the manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Ruth will never receive a chance to manage a major league team.” Ruth played the 1934 season for the Yankees, hitting .288 with a .448 on-base [...]

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Fast Fact of the Day: Bumpus Jones and Bobo Holloman are the only pitchers to ever throw a no hitter in their first Major League Baseball start. Jones did it Oct. 15, 1892 while pitching for the Cincinnati Reds. Holloman did it May 6, 1953 while pitching for the St. Louis Browns. Neither Jones or Holloman [...]

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