Game of Baseball

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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Hammerin' Hank Aaron hit his record 715th home run off of pitcher Al Downing early in the 1975 baseball season. Later, the Oakland A's won their third consecutive World Series. Find out more highlights from the 1974 baseball season.

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Ralph Houk took over managing the 1961 Yankees, and led his team to another pennant. The season featured those Yankees winning the World Series and racking up record home runs. Learn more about the 1961 baseball season.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates won the 1960 World Series, but all eyes were on the slugging duo of Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, who made up for the weak pitching staff of the Yankees. Learn more about the highlights and stars of the 1960 baseball season.

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This was one eventful season -- Cleveland won the World Series, Babe Ruth broke even more records and one player was killed by a pitch. Get the full story on the 1920 baseball season.

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The 1924 season was another successful year for the Giants. The Yankees weren't so lucky though, and suffered numerous losses despite another banner year from Babe Ruth.

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Born in Baltimore in 1895 George Ruth Jr. became one of baseball's greatest players. He forever changed the way baseball was played, inventing the home run as an offensive weapon. Learn how Babe Ruth made baseball history on HowStuffWorks.

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Baseball fans have been making the trip to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame for more than 60 years. Find out how the Hall of Fame captures America's beloved pastime with exhibits like Babe Ruth's bat and Joe DiMaggio's locker.

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The Montreal Expos have their share of players in the Baseball Hall of Fame located in Cooperstown New York. Get information and stats on their key players: Gary Carter and Tony Perez.

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Need a refresher on the rules of America's favorite game? This article explains the rules, equipment and scores.

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When Mark McGwire hits a home run, the distance the ball traveled is always announced on the scoreboard and on television a few seconds later. How do they know how far the ball traveled, and what techniques do they use to figure it out?

Baseball fields often have checkerboards and other patterns mowed into them. How can I create the same effect with my lawn?

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If you didn't grow up tossing a baseball around, you may wonder how that amazing curveball is thrown. This article explains how it works and how to throw one yourself.

Sixteen major league perfect games have been pitched in the entire history of baseball. What's a pitcher's definition of perfection?

Almost every Major League Baseball player was groomed in the Minor League. Go behind the scenes with the Durham Bulls to find out all about the Minors!