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Posted on: September 7th, 2010

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Those of us who were around then will never forget that afternoon 59 years ago.

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Posted on: August 11th, 2010

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Ernie Harwell, Bob Sheppard, George Steinbrenner, Ralph Houk - four legendary men long associated with baseball, all of whom died during this baseball season.

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Posted on: July 7th, 2010

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Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Thurman Munson, George Steinbrenner - these are just some of the magic names Marty Appel has dealt with and written about.

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Posted on: June 9th, 2010

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It's been all over the news. You had to be in solitary confinement not to hear about umpire Jim Joyce's blown call at first base that should have ended the perfect game by Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga against the Cleveland Indians in Detroit.

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Posted on: May 12th, 2010

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While we're counting the Omer we'll also be counting Alex Rodriguez's homers. When the Yankees third baseman hits his 17th home run this season, it will be the 600th of his career. A-Rod, who'll be 35 in July, is a good bet to hit 800 career home runs - a number never yet reached by anyone - before he retires.

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Posted on: April 8th, 2010

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A huge Mets fan from Brooklyn moved to my town (Oak Park, Michigan.) and settled in a few houses from me. Walking home from shul the other day, he took issue with my picking, in last month's column, the Mets to finish fourth in the National League East.

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Posted on: March 11th, 2010

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As we clean for Pesach, several players will be cleaning out their lockers after being released by teams paring down their rosters for Opening Day.

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Posted on: February 10th, 2010

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With spring training almost upon us, our attention turns to Arizona (Cactus League) and Florida (Grapefruit League).

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Posted on: February 10th, 2010

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With spring training almost upon us, our attention turns to Arizona (Cactus League) and Florida (Grapefruit League).

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Posted on: January 6th, 2010

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Detroit is in mourning. The most popular sports figure around these parts will no longer be wearing a Detroit Tigers uniform.

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Posted on: December 9th, 2009

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Seventy-eight degrees and sunny. That's what it was that Thursday afternoon in November when I arrived in Tampa, site of the Yankees Fantasy Camp. After checking into the Sheraton Suites where the campers were staying for the Monday through Saturday camp, I shuttled to George M. Steinbrenner Field (where the Yanks play during spring training and also the home of the Tampa Yankees, three levels below the major leagues), to join the camp in progress.

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Posted on: November 11th, 2009

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Forget the results. The 2009 World Series featured the two best teams in baseball. In the old days, the Series always had the best team in the American League against the best team in the National League. But with the advent of two rounds of league playoffs, a good but not great team that has a hot week or two can find itself in the World Series.

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Posted on: October 7th, 2009

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It was 75 years ago. In 1934 in my city of Detroit, a survey revealed that 33.1 percent of male Jews in the area were proprietors, managers, and officials and had a median income of $1,638.

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Posted on: September 9th, 2009

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It's been 10 years since the last game was played at Tiger Stadium. Memories of the storied ballpark have been turned into books and tapes, audio and video (I had a hand in adding to the aforementioned).

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Posted on: August 12th, 2009

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When Gaylord Perry made it to the major leagues with the San Francisco Giants in 1962, manager Alvin Dark told him that while he had the makings of being a good pitcher, he would be a terrible hitter. In fact, Dark told Perry that man would walk on the moon before Perry would ever hit a home run.

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Posted on: July 8th, 2009

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He died 44 years ago and even though he wasn't a Hall of Famer his name will always be linked to one of the greatest players of all time.

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Posted on: June 10th, 2009

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Ebbets Field, the Polo Grounds, the original Yankee Stadium, the renovated Yankee Stadium, and Shea Stadium - as I said last month, I'd been to them all.

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Posted on: May 6th, 2009

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Last month I predicted the Yankees, Indians and Angels would top their divisions in the American League, while the Mets, Cubs and Diamondbacks would do the same in the National League.

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Posted on: May 6th, 2009

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Last month I predicted the Yankees, Indians and Angels would top their divisions in the American League, while the Mets, Cubs and Diamondbacks would do the same in the National League.

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Posted on: April 7th, 2009

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The baseball spotlight, as always, is on New York.

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