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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 Baseball Fix – Wine, solar energy and a joint with Jimi Hendrix; the interesting life of Dusty Baker

[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 1949, Dusty Baker was born.Tony La Russa was a brilliant strategist, master psychologist and a keen handler of people. Yet once, when at a loss on how to get the best from one of his players,
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Tim Kurkjian Baseball Fix – Trevor Hoffman was a failed shortstop but a Hall of Fame closer

[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 JUNE 2007, Trevor Hoffman recorded save No. 500.Seventeen years earlier, Hoffman was in his first season as a shortstop in the Reds' system. After 103 games at Class A ball, "I had 35 errors, and I
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Tim Kurkjian Baseball Fix – ‘Well, God gave me that’

[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 1995, Pedro Martinez pitched nine perfect innings.Martinez faced 27 Padres, retired them all, then joined Harvey Haddix (1959) as the only pitchers ever to take a perfect game into extra innings. Martinez gave up a hit
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Tim Kurkjian Baseball Fix – The history of the sacrifice fly is fascinating

[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 1986, Don Mattingly became the sixth player ever with three sacrifice flies in a game.They are fascinating. You don't have to hit a ball in fair territory to get credit for a sacrifice fly.The full "On
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Tim Kurkjian Baseball Fix – Rickey Henderson, ‘I am the greatest of all time’ and the speech he was supposed to read

[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 1991, Rickey Henderson broke Lou Brock's career record for stolen bases.Henderson pulled the historic bag out of the ground, raised it above his head and, on a microphone, announced to the Oakland Coliseum crowd, "Today, I
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Tim Kurkjian Baseball Fix – Omar Vizquel reveals his ‘magic’ trick

[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 1967, Omar Vizquel was born.Omar Vizquel has the greatest hands I've ever seen. And, after Ozzie Smith, Vizquel is the best defensive shortstop I've ever seen."I could watch Omar take ground balls all day,'' Buddy Bell
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Tim Kurkjian baseball fix – Brady Anderson hit homers and raced people shirtless in the parking lot

[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 1996, we said hello to The Brady BunchOrioles outfielder Brady Anderson hit a leadoff home run for a fourth consecutive game, a major league record. He would finish that season with 50 homers, more than any