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Baseball’s First All-Black Lineup

As Pittsburgh Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh made out the lineup for the game on September 1, 1971, he wasn’t thinking about anything in particular. It was to be a night game vs. the Philadelphia Phillies at home for the Pirates, in their new ballpark, Three Rivers Stadium.

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The 10 Smartest Professional Athletes

A while back, we brought you the story of John Urschel who, at the time, we called the smartest player in the NFL. This was further proven when he competed for the Baltimore Ravens in the 2014-2015 while also working on a thesis about graph eigenfunctions. Well, incredibly, he just proved himself to be a whole…

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Hoboken And The Birth Of Baseball

Hoboken has always been Manhattan’s red-headed step-brother. Manhattan gets all the glitz and glamor of being the Big Apple while Hoboken has all the cool stuff like affordable apartments, reasonably priced bars and the Cake Boss bakery. What a lot of people don’t realize, however, is how much of New York’s history…

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2015 In Sports: A Year in Review

2015 was a pretty wild year for sports. We had the first ever college football playoffs. We saw the long-fabled match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather finally unfold as a bloodless bout of two guys pussyfooting around each other. Recently, we even saw Chip Kelly get fired. Okay, Chip…

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