Category Archives: History

Hit The Deck! @Decker6: Funniest player you’re not following on Twitter

So, who is @Decker6 aka Cody Decker? While at UCLA, the slugger was named twice to the All-Pac-10 team and was known for his unique “batters box stomp” featured in this video. Now in the San Diego Padres organization, the … Continue reading

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Videos: Touch ’em All: Bronx Bombers Set MLB Record with Three Grand Slams

The New York Yankees became the first team in major league history to hit three grand slams in a game, with Robinson Cano, Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson connecting Thursday in a wet, wild 22-9 romp over the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium. Believe it or not, several … Continue reading

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Indians Smack Royals Pitcher Mazzaro into a Performance for the Ages

According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Kansas City Royals Vin Mazzaro so-called performance Monday night against the Cleveland Indians was noteworthy in several ways. The facts: Mazzaro allowed 14 runs, all of them earned, in 2.1 innings of the Royals’ 19-1 thrashing … Continue reading

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San Francisco Giants Win First World Series Since Moving to California!

The Giants moved to San Francisco in 1958, the same year the Dodgers moved to California, leaving New York without a National League franchise. Unlike the Dodgers, the Giants never taste sweet champagne in San Francisco until tonight with a … Continue reading

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Texas Rangers Defeat New York Yankees! First World Series Appearance in Franchise History

The Texas Rangers are the American League Champions after defeating the New York Yankees, 6-1, to win the series 4-2. The Rangers will make their first appearance in franchise history next week against the winner of the San Francisco Giants … Continue reading

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Texas Rangers: Locker Room Celebration Videos

The Texas Rangers celebrated after winning the first playoff series in franchise history. Four videos in this series. Check out http://dylinprestly.com/ for the rest.

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Video: No Longer Lone Rangers! Texas Wins First Post-Season Series! Last MLB Team to do So.

The Texas Rangers finally get to taste the bubbly Tuesday night by winning the franchise’s first post-season series after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-1. The Rangers were founded in 1961 as the “new” Washington Senators after the “original” Senators moved to … Continue reading

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The Lone Rangers: Texas Still Seeking to Win 1st Post-Season Series; Only Remaining MLB Franchise

A few days ago, the Texas Rangers seemed certain to join the other 29 major league franchises by winning its first post-season series. After winning two games in St. Petersburg and taking a 2-0 lead against the Tampa Bay Rays, … Continue reading

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Video: Doc Does it Again! Roy Halladay Throws No Hitter in 1st Playoff Appearance; Phillies Shutout Reds 4-0

Toldya this morning that Roy Halladay was going raise up to the pressure! And, boy he did! The Philadelphia Phillies right-hander threw a no-hitter in his first post-season appearance. It’s only the second postseason no hitter in MLB history. In dazzling … Continue reading

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After 35 Starts, Chris Carpenter ties MLB Record with Latest Complete Game

In the “How Did These Teams Crash & Burn?” series, St. Louis Cardinals’ right-hander Chris Carpenter threw his first complete game of the season in the Redbirds 6-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Carp (16-9) tied the … Continue reading

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Jon Lester Ties Red Sox’ Lefty Record with 19th Win

Jon Lester became the first left-hander in 57 years to win 19 games for the Boston Red Sox, as he dominated the slumping New York Yankees Saturday afternoon. Lester limited the Bronx Bombers to two hits in seven shutout innings with … Continue reading

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Bronx, Bombers! Yanks Smack 6 HRs Against Red Sox in LOSS!

The New York Yankees slid out of first place in the AL East after losing to their hated-rivals, the Boston Red Sox, 10-7. Even though they hit six dingers against the BoSox, the Yanks dropped their third straight game Friday night at … Continue reading

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Giants Tie Live-Ball Era Pitching Record, But Offense Can’t Keep Up

Even though the San Francisco Giants only gave up a pair of runs to the Chicago Cubs, they still lost 2-0 Wednesday night at Wrigley Field. As a result, the Giants’ ace pitching staff matched the live-ball era (since 1920) record for surrendering less than … Continue reading

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White Sox Starters Can’t Get A Win — Set Franchise Record

It’s bad enough the Chicago White Sox lost their eight straight game Tuesday night to hand the AL Central crown to the Minnesota Twins. Even worse, the 7-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics marked the 16th consecutive game the ChiSox failed to get their starting pitcher … Continue reading

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Marlins Set 2 Franchise Records as Volstad Makes Quick Work of Pathetic Cardinals

Chris Volstad surrendered only five hits in a complete-game shutout of the St. Louis Cardinals Monday afternoon. The game, which was a make-up of a rainout on August 8, clocked in at 1 hour and 52 minutes, beating the old … Continue reading

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