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Rare Shoeless Joe Jackson Autograph Discovered

An autographed photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson is expected to fetach over $100,000 at auction. Jackson, one of the White Sox players banned from baseball following the 1919 World Series fixing scandal, was illiterate and his wife often signed his signature, so when authentic signatures from Jackson actually appear, they…

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A Century of Ballparks (Infographic)

Part of a continuing exploration of information design using baseball as a core theme, this poster, by Lou Spirito, illustrates the current 30 MLB ballparks to scale. Each field is shown in a common green hue while surrounded by a color from the respective home team’s primary palette. Ballparks are…

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10 Examples of Brief Sports Superstardom

Athletics—and those who partake in such events in a professional manner—are often thought of in two repelling polarities, either existing as a veritable earthbound deity or residing in the muck of sporting shame. However, what is often forgotten amongst the overdone stories of greatness and its polar opposite are the…

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10 Athletes Who Blew Our Minds in 2013

It’s clear that—in sports—there’s a need to point out the best individual players despite the overwhelming message that a team’s collective effort trumps everything (points to Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Seahawks) But, with the Most Valuable Player Awards being among the most coveted pieces of recognition in athletics,…

Athletes You Need To Know In 2014

10 Athletes You Need To Know In 2014

The world of athletics can be likened to a grand cycle—one where, as old players retire, new generations emerge to occupy the open void. Whether still in college or emerging as standout professionals, upstart athletes are the players that get sports’ fan base energized; eager to watch the latest young…

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Top 10 Most Touching Sports Moments of 2013

Sports have functionally become the mechanism that unites communities—providing those facing adversity with a brief amount of respite. In 2013, this was proven with moments that gave purpose to an otherwise questionable necessity of spectator sports. As a part of the Yearbook13 event, RSVLTS has compiled a list of the…

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10 Sports Fans Who Became Famous

Fandom in American Sports is one of this country’s most celebrated cultural aspects. Often, fans go to games and–amidst a crowd of fellow game goers– go home unnoticed. However, there are rare occasions when fans become just as famous–if not more so– than the players on the field. Sometimes iconic,…

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The All-Movie Baseball Team Line Up

Baseball movies. We love’em. You love’em. They molded our up bringings. Whether they were comedies about a young kid getting the chance of a life time or seasoned vetren dealing with the reprecussions of an aging athlete, we learned a lot from these movies and some of their names have grown to…