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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They may be your heroes on the diamond but they're not untouchable. With a little planning and moxie, you can get face-to-face with your favorite team. Here's how.

By Brian Boone

If you like watching baseball, there's an easy way for you to get even more involved in the game than merely sitting in the stands. A baseball scorecard lets you record every detail of the action on the field.

By Patrick E. George

Like the actual sport, fantasy baseball is a thinking person's game. What strategies can you use to play it smart?

By Patrick J. Kiger

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You might be surprised to learn that baseball front offices are littered with people who are statistically inclined. Is a new kind of math changing America's favorite pastime and the way coaches and players are evaluated?

By Jacob Silverman

At the end of the 1908 baseball season, the Cubs won the World Series -- their last in almost 100 years. Learn all about the 1908 baseball season.

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Batting averages were low and ERAs were high during the 1905 baseball season. Get the statistics and highlights for the lackluster 1905 baseball season here.

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In the 1901 baseball season, for the first time in a decade, there were two major leagues. Two years were to pass before they learned to coexist peacefully. In the meantime, it was all-out war. Read more about the 1901 season.

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After the 1903 baseball season, the two first-place clubs played what would become known as the World Series. Learn more about the 1903 season.

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Several major milestones arrived in 1985, such as Nolan Ryan's 4000th strikeout, Rod Carew's 300th hit, and Tom Seaver and Phil Niekro both earning their 300th win. Learn more about the 1985 baseball season.

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The last games of the 2002 season featured a well-rounded and well-supported Anaheim Angels besting Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants to win the World Series. Learn more highlights, league leaders, and statistics of the 2002 season.

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During the 1994 baseball season, both major leagues shut down when the players went on strike. Learn more about the 1994 baseball season.

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Much to the dismay of baseball fans, the 1981 baseball season is best remembered for the ten-week players' strike that canceled 713 games and ushered in the unpopular split-season format. Learn more about the 1981 baseball season.

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The Philadelphia Phillies, with the help of superstar Mike Schmidt and dominating pitcher Steve Carlton, won their first World Series in history during the 1980 baseball season. Read more about the 1980 baseball season.

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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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Ted Williams and Stan Musial dropped to merely average performance in the twilight of their careers. The 1959 baseball season featured the Los Angeles Dodgers winning the World Series. Learn more about the 1959 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 1921 baseball season was one of Babe Ruth's best, and helped define the coming era as the beginning of home run mass production. Learn how the New York Giants won the World Series with a combo of great hitters and pitchers.

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The 1922 baseball season set new records for runs and homers. With all that offense, only one pitcher managed to eke out an ERA under 3.00. Learn how the New York Giants won the World Series for the second time in a row.

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The 1923 baseball season saw the opening of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Both the Yankees and Giants earned their third consecutive pennants. Learn how the Yankees also made the news in the 1923 World Series.

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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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The Cardinals won the first pennant ever for St. Louis and beat the Yankees in the 1926 World Series, under the new leadership of Manager Rogers Hornsby. Learn how the 1926 baseball season shaped up.

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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.

By Paul Adomites & Saul Wisnia

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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