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Past articles by Joe:


Roberto Clemente's legacy still resonates

Old film of athletes rarely ages well. You see black and white footage of Bob Cousy dribbling in circles or Jim Brown running over would-be tacklers half his size or Babe Ruth swinging that tree trunk of a bat in what looks like fast-forward speed, and it's hard to connect with their greatness. There's a brilliance and magic about their talents that doesn't quite translate, that does not travel… → Read More

Joe Morgan’s Letter – Joe Blogs –

Joe Morgan’s Letter. Here is the letter Joe Morgan sent to the Hall of Fame voters on Tuesday. Fascinating. Lots of reaction to follow, I’m sure. → Read More


WS Game 5 was exhilarating, exhausting ride

HOUSTON -- Nobody wants to leave the ballpark. Maybe we are too tired to leave. Too numb. We just saw something. It's hard to explain what we saw, though. The scoreboard down the right-field line reads like so: 12:40 LAD 12 F HOU 13 The words of the great Inigo Montoya echo in the mind. “Let me explain. No. There is too much. Let me sum up.“ → Read More


World Series coming out party for Jose Altuve

LOS ANGELES -- Our youngest daughter, Katie, likes making lists. She will, at random times, list off her favorite movies or her favorite candy bars or her Hamilton songs. Lately, she's been listing off her favorite baseball players. • World Series Gm 1: Tonight, 7:30 p.m. ET air time | 8 ET game time on FOX → Read More


Indians' come back vs. Royals to extend streak

This crazy winning streak had everything but magic. You don't need magic when you are dominating teams night after night, and that's what the Indians did for 21 consecutive games. They have rarely trailed. They pitched like a club full of guys thinking they were Greg Maddux. They hit more homers than their opponents have scored runs. No magic required. • Gear up for October: Buy Tribe postseason… → Read More


Indians' streak most dominant in history

Yes, it is easy to overrate the present. That's a big part of sports, a big part of life. Every time someone or something new and exciting comes along, we trot out the overbearing superlatives. Best player ever! Greatest team ever! Most amazing thing ever! → Read More


Hall of Fame 2017 Class reveals best of game

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Every Hall of Fame class has its own character, of course, but there really has never been a class quite like the one that will get inducted in Cooperstown today. It's a class that celebrates just about everything we love about baseball, a class of speed (Tim Raines), power (Jeff Bagwell) and defense (Ivan Rodriguez), a class that honors consistency (John Schuerholz) and… → Read More


The Freeze popular with MLB fans and players

ATLANTA -- Every superhero has a back story, of course, and so it is for The Freeze, who came to life on June 9, 2017, when Nigel Talton saw that guy celebrating. Talton is a 26-year-old mild-mannered security guard and member of the Atlanta Braves' grounds crew. He loves to run. He was a small college sprinter, a pretty darned good one at Iowa Wesleyan and Shorter University. He ran a sub-10.5… → Read More


Ranking top 10 homer-stealing catches

When I was a kid -- and maybe you used to do something like this, too -- we would practice making home run-robbing catches. It wasn't exactly authentic. The walls were chain-link fences, and they were probably no more than four-feet high. And these weren't actual home runs we were saving but were, instead, thrown balls. The idea was to throw the ball high enough to clear the chain-link fence and… → Read More

Posnanski: Usain Bolt's big smile does not tell the full story

Do Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse have a bromance, or was Bolt irritated by De Grasse’s finish? → Read More

Posnanski: Ranking the most dominant individual performances in history

Joe Posnanski used Ledecky's extraordinary 800m freestyle as an excuse to break down a list of 10 most dominating individual performances → Read More

Posnanski: Simone Biles and the evolution of the perfect 10

It's been ten years the iconic perfect 10 morphed into gymnastics' open-ended scoring system → Read More

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and the major rivalry that never emerged

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will long be compared. Here's a closer look at the major rivalry that never materialized. → Read More

DJ built for majors; with one, more to come?

You had to figure Dustin Johnson would win a major at some point. Now that he has, is it the first of many? → Read More

Day hoping for Fleck-like comeback at Oakmont

You do not shoot 76 in Round 1 and then win the U.S. Open. But that's what Jason Day is trying to do at Oakmont. → Read More

McIlroy needs conviction to reach true potential

Rory McIlroy has all the talent in the world, more so than any other player. But he's lacking one very important ingredient. → Read More

‘Hamilton’ musical creates memory that last lifetime

What’s better than seeing “Hamilton” in person? Creating a memory that will last a lifetime. → Read More

The Top 100 Olympic Athletes

Can you definitively rank over a century's worth of Olympians from a wide array of sports and disciplines? No, but let's try, anyway. → Read More

Norman '96 and Spieth '16

It's easy to compare Greg Norman's Masters collapse to Jordan Spieth's. But, as Joe Posnanski writers, there really is no comparison. → Read More

Echoes of anguish reverberate over the ages at Augusta

Jordan Spieth is the latest in a long line of players to suffer a crushing defeat at the Masters. → Read More