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Mind Over Batter No one had a better head for pitching than Warren Spahn
Warren Spahn seldom forgot a name, a face, a batter's tendencies or an insult. More than once he recalled the trauma of his major league ...
It Went All the Way!
And so did Pittsburgh's Pirates when Bill Mazeroski swung his bat and hit the ball over Forbes Field's distant left field wall. Yankee hopes were dead, the seventh game was over and the Pirates had won their first World Series in 35 years.
Turn up the Heat
October baseball 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 hardest-throwing lefty starter). And postseason secret weapon Aroldis Chapman (the hardest thrower, period), who's breathing fire in the Reds' bullpen. Get ready. The next four weeks will be a gas.
A Prisoner of Memory
Eighteen years after he broke Babe Ruth's home run record, Henry Aaron can't forget the racist threats that haunted his quest
Gordy Coleman, the Cincinnati Reds' lefthand-hitting first baseman from 1960 to ' 67, had his way with lefthander Warren Spahn. "One year," ...
Signing Up for Life
In a bygone era athletes graciously gave autographs to a boy who cherishes them now as much as ever
Big victory in a small town
Teen-age amateurs from all over the U.S. met in New Mexico for the world series of Connie Mack baseball. It was a back-country spectacular
A Tale of Two Eras
Today's players are bigger and stronger, and they make more money. But is the game Bo knows really better than its distant cousin of 40 years ago, when a Duke ruled in Flatbush and Ted Williams was still the king of Swing?
ARE LEFTIES HUMAN?
Left-handers like Warren Spahn are serious craftsmen, but memories of odd Rube Waddell raise the question: are lefties human?