Bingo’s 500th

On this day in 1970, Erine Banks took a pitch from Braves righty Pat Jarvis over the wall and into the Wrigley Field bleachers for the 500th home run of his Hall of Fame career. Rico Carty retrieved the ball after it bounced off a fan’s hand.

Future Hall of Famers would continue to have a big impact on the game — Billy Williams hit a home run off Hoyt Wilhelm in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game and Ron Santo would drive in the ...

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Tony Gwynn 1960-2014

Yesterday was a sad day for baseball. We lost a great player and an ever better man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Gwynn family, especially Phillies outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr.

The internet has exploded with great Tony Gwynn stories and stats… however nothing comes close to what our friend Keith Olbermann had to say.

“And when you laugh and you can laugh at yourself and ...

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On this day… Mr. Cub Slugs #500

On this day in 1970, Chicago Cubs first baseman Ernie Banks swung his way into Major League Baseball history with his 500th home run. The historic moment came when Mr. Cub launched a solo shot into left center field in the second inning against Atlanta Braves righty, Pat Jarvis. The game featured six future Hall of Famers, four on the Cubs (Banks, Billy Williams, Ron Santo and Hoyt Wilhelm) and two on the Braves (Hank Aaron and Orlando Cepeda). The Cubs would go on ...
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