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Baseball is America's game, but it is quickly becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Read about your favorite sluggers, pitchers and teams throughout history.
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Christy Mathewson left Bucknell University in 1899 to sign his first baseball contract. Seventeen years later, he retired with 373 victories and an almost universal recognition as the greatest pitcher in National League history to that time.

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1969 Baseball Season

Mickey Mantle retired in 1969 and the league gained a new commissioner. Aside from that, the 1969 baseball season saw a number of record-setting plays. See all the highlights of the 1969 season, including the Mets amazing World Series win.

1979 Baseball Season

Willie Stargell led the Pittsburgh Pirates to victory during the 1979 baseball season. The Pirates were also known for their wide variety of uniform options -- 64 possible combinations of caps and jerseys. Learn more about the 1979 baseball season.

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