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Mariano

In 1996, the New York Yankees were the first team, and possibly the only team in major-league history, to have two roster players named Mariano: Duncan and Rivera. The latter, the famous one, injured himself during outfield practice at one … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Forget April 23

April 23, 1952, Hall of Fame knuckleball relief specialist Hoyt Wilhelm hit a home run in his very first time at bat in the big leagues. Even though he played in 1,069 more games, it would be his only home … Continue reading

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