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  • Remembering Johnny Pesky: the little big man of the Boston Red Sox

    Enos Slaughter, the former Cardinals star, says Pesky was not to blame on a key play in the 1946 World Series.

  • Jamie Moyer leads baseball's Ageless Wonders All-Stars

    The Rockies hurler becomes the game's oldest pitcher to win a major league game, inspiring the selection of an entire lineup of players who stretched the age envelope.

  • MLB Opening Day: Looking back at 100 years of baseball history

    To get a sense of the historic arc Major League Baseball has taken over just the past 100 years, hop on our time machine and review some of its key news and developments at 10-year intervals, beginning in 1912.

  • The most expensive items on Amazon

    Amazon is known for its bargains, but did you know you can also use the site to fritter away colossal amounts of money? Of course you did. But do you have any idea how much money? We went through each of Amazon's departments looking for the most expensive item, and what we found was surprising. While there were some objects of genuine value, we found many others that were absurdly overpriced, with sellers often charging millions – or even trillions – of dollars for everyday products.  Some of these prices are surely inadvertent. Maybe someone accidentally keyed an inventory code into the price field, or maybe they forgot to convert the currency from rupees. Perhaps others are simply attempts by the retailer to better understand Amazon's search algorithm. And just maybe a few of them are people with dreams of striking it rich. It is, after all, a free country.   Note that this 26-item list was compiled in December 2011, and that Amazon's inventory changes quickly. To see what are currently the most expensive items on Amazon's, simply visit one of Amazon's departments and sort the items by "Price: High to Low." You'll probably want to disable one-click shopping first, just in case.  
    12/21/2011 12:34 pm

  • Fenway 1912

    Glenn Stout paints a vivid portrait of a moment in the history of America's favorite pastime.
    10/11/2011 07:05 am

  • Decoder Buzz How D.C. is on the diamond in baseball playoffs

    Lots of fans know that the nation's capital has had more than one major league team. But fewer know the city has had three, all of which are still playing – one in the baseball playoffs.
    10/03/2011 12:39 pm

  • Harmon Killebrew: an extraordinary slugger of uncommon decency

    Harmon Killebrew will be remembered as one of the most prolific home-run hitters in baseball history. But to those who met him, he will be remembered more for the respect he showed the game and all connected with it.
    05/17/2011 07:23 pm

  • Harmon Killebrew, former Twins star, remembered for his slugging prowess

    Harmon Killebrew was the strong, silent, slugging first baseman who helped the Twins develop a loyal fan base in Minnesota. Harmon Killebrew, who passed away on Tuesday, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984.
    05/17/2011 01:42 pm

  • In Pictures Presidential first pitches
  • Obama at Washington Nationals game: a history of first pitches

    Obama has been practicing for his ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals game Monday. This year marks the 100th anniversary of presidential first pitches.
    04/05/2010 01:27 pm

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