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Past articles by Jayson:

'The Ian Anderson Game' and links to the '90s Braves — Jayson Stark's Weird and Wild

This was ss Weird and Wild as World Series no-hit bids get. → Read More

The Dodgers and Chris Taylor again show that baseball makes no sense — Jayson Stark's Weird and Wild

The only two players to ever have four hits, three homers and six RBIs in a postseason game? Albert Pujols … and Chris Taylor. → Read More

2021 MLB awards: Jayson Stark's MVP and LVP, Cy Youngs and Cy Yuks, Rookies of the Year and more

Bryce Harper vs. Juan Soto, Shohei Ohtani vs. Vlad Guerrero, Robbie Ray vs. Gerrit Cole and much more. → Read More

Stark: Weird and Wild, the Babe Phillips/Brett Gehrig edition

A walk-off homer into a corn stalk, a pitcher who only needed one pitch to collect a win and a K, and one of baseball’s all-time rarities. → Read More

Stark: Weird and Wild, The Curse of the No-Hitter Edition

Neither Arizona or Baltimore has won a road game since their teams' respective no-hitters earlier this season. → Read More

Juan Soto at 22 just might be Ted Williams – The Athletic

It still takes courage to mention any hitter's name in the same breath as the legendary Splendid Splinter. But it's time to go there. → Read More

How Fernando Tatis Jr. can become the 'face of baseball' playing in San Diego

What the Padres, MLB and Tatis himself need to do to ride the vapor trail of one of the most important players of the 21st century. → Read More

'There might be a family secret': Richard Dotson's real-life fable

Friday night, a father and son will sit side by side at a baseball game. For more than 50 years, neither was aware that the other existed. → Read More

Why did the Marlins play baseball on Sunday?

Two infectious-disease specialists told The Athletic that those positive tests fit the definition of a “clear outbreak” within the team. → Read More

Stark: Jayson Werth has some advice for Bryce on the sound and the fury of Philly – The Athletic

“It’s inevitable,” Werth said. “Bryce is a streaky player. He gets hot. He gets cold. You know how that’s going to go.” → Read More

Stark: Bryce Harper and Mike Trout together in Philly someday? It’s not crazy – The Athletic

Could we see this owner salivating at the idea of piling enough money in front of Harper and Trout to pull it off? We could. So let’s take a look at this wild idea – and whether it even makes sense. → Read More

Cleveland Indians acquire star reliever Andrew Miller from New York Yankees for prospects

The Indians will acquire All-Star reliever Andrew Miller from the Yankees in a deal headed by prospects Clint Frazier and Justus Sheffield. → Read More

New York Yankees agree to trade Aroldis Chapman to Chicago Cubs

The Yankees have agreed to a blockbuster trade that will send star closer Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs, as first reported Monday by FanRag Sports and confirmed by ESPN's Jayson Stark. → Read More

Chris Sale suspended five days by Chicago White Sox

The White Sox have suspended Chris Sale five days after his reported dispute over the team's uniforms for Saturday's game. → Read More

White Sox scratch Sale after pregame 'incident'

The White Sox say Chris Sale was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday night after a non-physical pregame incident. The ace lefty was sent home from the ballpark. → Read More

MLB: All-Time #MLBRank, Nos. 10-1

Hammerin' Hank. Junior. The Big Train. The Professor. The Babe. They're in our top 20 players of all time in our #MLBRank survey. But where do they land? Today, we put a cap on our countdown. → Read More

Welcome to Donora, Pa.: The unlikely intersection of The Kid and Stan The Man

How the birthplace of Ken Griffey Jr. and Stan Musial became an unexpected home of baseball greatness. → Read More

Mike Piazza took opportunity and turned it into Hall of Fame career

As a 62nd-round draft pick, Mike Piazza wasn't a can't-miss baseball prospect, such as Ken Griffey Jr. But on Sunday, he'll join Griffey in Cooperstown, New York, as a Hall of Famer. → Read More

Drew Pomeranz headed to Boston Red Sox after trade with San Diego Padres

The Boston Red Sox have acquired left-hander Drew Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres in exchange for top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza, sources told ESPN's Jim Bowden. → Read More

NBA stars call for an end to violence

Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James open the 2016 ESPYS with a plea to fellow athletes to take a stand in helping stop the violence that has taken place across the nation. → Read More