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Cal Ripken Jr.'s current focus is on helping feed families impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic, but he's also looking forward to a time when baseball teams are back on the diamond.
Ben McDonald chats with Buster about playing with Cal Ripken, Jr. when he broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak (3:25). The guys discuss how the streak was relatable to the average fan, if Cal had special healing powers, wrestling in the locker room, how Cal signed an absurd amount of autographs that season and his commitment to playing hard even without any stakes. Later, Sarah Langs tallies up how many current consecutive game streaks would need to be added together to match Cal's (29:19). Plus, MLB eyes a May return and Buster shares a story about the late-Tigers Hall of Famer Al Kaline.
Cal Ripken Jr. brought baseball back after the strike with his record-breaking run in 1995. Here are some stories of the summer of 2,131 you might not have heard.
The sport was still stinging from the 1994 strike, but all was forgotten when the Orioles shortstop broke Lou Gehrig's unthinkable record for consecutive games played.
Are the 1993 Phillies making the most of their second chance? Are the 2001 Mariners unstoppable? The field narrows in our runoff sim of MLB's best non-champs.
Major League Baseball and its players are increasingly focused on a plan that could allow them to start the season as early as May in greater Phoenix and has the support of high-ranking federal public health officials, sources told ESPN.
Can the 2011 Rangers change history? How about the '94 Expos? Baseball's best to miss out on Fall Classic glory start their road to redemption in our upset-filled opening round.
Our 32-team bracket is revealed. The tournament begins Monday.
Beer flights. Knife fights. Planes, trains ... and parachutes? These stories would have broken the internet.
From "The Bird" to "The Hammer" and the original Baby Bomber, we tell the stories of stars who burned bright but flamed out, having a brief time in the spotlight.
Coming off three frustrating seasons, Orioles slugger Chris Davis was having a strong spring training until the coronavirus pandemic brought things to a standstill. He said Tuesday he's confident he'll return strong whenever baseball resumes.
Kyle Peterson joins Buster to discuss the major changes to the MLB Draft including the hard decisions college baseball players and coaches have to make in this time of uncertainty, the $20,000 cap on signing bonuses for undrafted players, teams that might look to save money by dumping players and what Kyle would do to help increase interest in baseball (1:40). Later, Sarah Langs hops on to talk about which players might've never made the big leagues under the new draft format and how players on short-term deals are likely to be hurt the most by teams looking to cut payroll (28:20).
From 20-strikeout outings to unforgettable no-nos, we look at the best gem ever thrown by each franchise and try to predict who could top it.
Unfortunately there is no action on the field, but we're still sizing up where all 30 teams stand on the day they would have been playing ball.
Bill Ripken joins Buster to talk about his new book "State Of Play: The Old School Guide To New School Baseball." Bill talks about his plan to avoid robot umpires, why the term launch angle drives him nuts, Cal Ripken Jr.'s "special healing powers" and power drills as a medical device in the Ripken household (3:41).
Wander Franco is just the tip of the iceberg for the Rays' system, but other organizations have their share of high-end prospects too. How does your team rank?
Boog Sciambi dissects Buster's lists of top baseball movies and books to consume in self-isolation, and the guys discuss which classic games you should check out on YouTube (1:55).
From stars we're often too hard on to veterans we don't talk about enough, baseball's extended hiatus is a good reminder to give these guys some more love this season.
MLB suspends the start of the season. Buster and Karl Ravech talk about a historic day in baseball (3:02). Later, Hembo drops by to lighten the mood as the guys talk biggest home runs, golf-foursomes and what they're most looking forward to when the season starts (19:08).
On Base Percentage.31024th
Earned Run Average5.5930th