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TIM KURKJIAN'S BASEBALL FIX

Ichiro's love of hamburgers, math and his bats

Ichiro Suzuki enjoyed one of America's staple meals. He could figure out an equation in seconds. And he never, ever threw his bat -- ever.

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On this date in 2001: Ichiro makes history with MLB debut

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LOSING PRECIOUS TIME

From Mays to Trout: What lost career time means for the legacies of MLB greats

As the COVID-19 shutdown keeps today's biggest stars off the field, here's what Willie Mays, Ted Williams and other Hall of Famers show us about how it could alter baseball history.

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Examining Mike Trout's profound impact on baseball

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DECEMBER BASEBALL?

Can Major League Baseball be played in December?

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MJ AND BASEBALL

The truth about Michael Jordan's MLB prospects: 'I swear, he was going to the majors'

Nowadays, fans look upon Michael Jordan's foray into another sport 26 years ago as a whim and conclude that his baseball career was a bust. They could not be more wrong.

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Remembering Jordan's short-lived baseball career

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  • Banned for Life*: Available on demand

    Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Don Van Natta Jr. explores and connects the lifetime baseball bans of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and Pete Rose. Stream now on ESPN+