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Is MLB's proposal the first step to playing ball in 2020 -- or the beginning of the end?

The owners' opening pitch was a swing-and-miss with the players, raising real doubt about MLB's potential return.

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MLB PROJECTIONS

Will anyone hit .400? What stats for an 82-game MLB season could look like

We look at how much the oddities of a shortened schedule will impact the stats we've grown accustomed to seeing.

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WAIT ... WHAT JUST HAPPENED?

This home run is so absurd you have to see it to believe it

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TIM KURKJIAN'S BASEBALL FIX

Shared birthdays, identical numbers and other big baseball coincidences you won't believe

Frank Thomas and Jeff Bagwell were both MVPs in '94. They were born on the same day. Dennis Eckersley picked off Kenny Williams in 1987 and didn't have another for four years -- when he got Williams again. Joe Niekro had one homer -- off his brother.

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IF YOU'VE SEEN IT, YOU REMEMBER IT

MAY 27, 2014

On this date: 50 Cent throws out infamous first pitch

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MILESTONE HOME RUNS

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End of an era?

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  • Has the coronavirus ruined the high-five?

    The celebration has been part of sports for more than 40 years. But with athletes rethinking distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, even the high-five's originator, Dusty Baker, is saying it's time to move on.