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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – When Major League Baseball turns into a family get-together

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 1903, Jack Doscher made his debut for the Cubs. He became the first son of a former major leaguer to play in the bigs.Fathers and sons have played a big part in baseball history. There have
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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – All the strange things that happen when position players pitch

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 2016, Toronto's Darwin Barney gave up a game-winning home run in the 19th inning. Barney, of course, is an infielder, but he was the Blue Jays' 10th pitcher of this game. It used to be so
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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – ‘Trying to hit Sandy Koufax was like drinking coffee with a fork’

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 1962, Sandy Koufax threw his first no-hitter.He would finish with four no-hitters -- only Nolan Ryan had more. One of Koufax's no-hitters was a perfect game. In Koufax's first no-hitter, he struck out 13, including the
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Tim Kurkjian Baseball Fix – Black-and-blue marks, nausea and all the other fun parts of being hit by a pitch

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 2005, Craig Biggio was hit by a pitch for the 268th time.That broke the modern (since 1900) record set by Don Baylor, who, when asked which one hurt the most, replied, "None of them.'' Biggio would
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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – Baseball players’ irrational love for their gloves

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 1981, second baseman Brandon Phillips was born.He was a good player, especially defensively. He would carefully place five gloves in his locker, three of them practice gloves, all significantly smaller than his game glove."You can touch
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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – How Orel Hershiser’s scoreless streak nearly ended 16 innings earlier

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 2000, Orel Hershiser announced his retirement.He had a marvelous career, which included one of the greatest seasons -- 1988 -- a pitcher has ever had. Hershiser broke Don Drysdale's record with 59 consecutive scoreless innings.Drysdale was
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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – How Derek Jeter became Derek Jeter

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 1974, Derek Jeter was born.In 2014, in his final spring training, he asked if he could ask me a question, which was rare."Who,'' he asked respectfully, "is Arky Vaughan?"I explained that Vaughan was a star shortstop,
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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – ‘That’s impossible. No one could be that good.’ Joe DiMaggio was that good

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 1936, rookie Joe DiMaggio tied a then-major league record with four extra-base hits in a game.DiMaggio would finish that season with 88 extra-base hits; Albert Pujols (88) and Hal Trosky (89) are the only others with
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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – ‘Guy hits a home run and everybody walks off the field’

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 2012, Jim Thome hit a record 13th walk-off home run.Six players have 12 career walk-off home runs, the only active one being Albert Pujols. So, in honor of No. 13 for Thome, we will celebrate the
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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – Why it matters that Bobby Cox wore metal spikes his entire managerial career

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 1990, Bobby Cox was named manager of the Braves.Cox went from general manager to manager, took over a last-place team and took it to the World Series the following season. That began a streak unprecedented in