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O.K., Bryce Harper, as a rookie you put up the best season by a teenager in history. Guess what? It's time for you—and the rest of last year's smashing rookie class—to do it again. Now about that sophomore jinx ...
Turn up the Heat
OCTOBERbaseball is simple. If you want to win, you better bring a staff full of power arms—guys like Rays ace David Price (the game's ...
Derek Jeter: 2009 Sportsman of the Year
It is not so much what he accomplished at 35—a fifth World Series ring capping a historic season, to be sure—as how the Yankees' shortstop arrived at his iconic place. Being the ultimate team player and a role model synonymous with winning has brought him still another title
Sportsmen of the Year
The 2004 Boston Red Sox staged the most improbable comeback in baseball history and liberated their long-suffering nation of fans
I Was a Toronto Blue Jay
In five days as a major leaguer, the author saw the splendors of baseball—and its hard reality—from the best perspective: inside the game
Mike Piazza isn't just the best-hitting backstop of all time. He's also the leading man on baseball's hottest team
Playing on Joe DiMaggio's home turf, Ken Griffey Jr., the game's most consistent slugger, matched the Clipper's lifetime home run mark
Alex Rodriguez hit the jackpot when the Rangers offered him $252 million and the city of Dallas
Is Baseball in the Asterisk Era?
New questions about steroids have cast doubt on the legitimacy of the game's power-hitting records
With the use of steroids and other performance enhancers rampant, according to a former MVP and other sources, baseball players and their reliance on drugs have grown to larming proportions