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Bill Buckner’s Infamous 1986 World Series Ball Goes Up for Auction for $1 Million

Want to own a part of baseball history? The ball that went through Bill Buckner’s legs in game six of the 1986 world Series will hit eBay on October 15, and the auction will close 10 days later at the exact minute of the 25th anniversary of Buckner’s error.

Bidding starts at a cool $1 million.

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Hardest Sports For Any Man To Master

Throughout time we’ve always had the debate of which sport is the hardest. Is it baseball? Football? Soccer? You can attack the argument in so many ways.

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Ozzie Guillen Out As White Sox Manager, Could Become Marlins Skipper

Ozzie Guillen’s reign as Chicago White Sox manager has reportedly ended amidst the kind of drama you’d expect from the controversial skipper.

Late Monday night, reports indicated that Guillen had been traded to the Florida Marlins, but by morning the story had changed. Guillen was released from his contract and he will pursue other managerial opportunities on his own.

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Mariano Rivera Demonstrates How to Make a Cardboard Baseball Glove [VIDEO]

All-time save leader Mariano Rivera has made close to $150 million playing baseball. But as a kid growing up in Panama, the Yankee legend had so little money that buying a baseball glove was out of the question.

In the video below, Rivera demonstrates how he used to make his childhood mitts out of cardboard. He says they did make it easier to catch a fast moving baseball, but adds that anyone who can afford a leather glove should definitely go that route.

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Darth Vader Throws First Pitch at Oakland A’s Game [VIDEO]

Recently, we learned Abraham Lincoln is a heck of a quarterback. Darth Vader, however, botched his chance to show off his athletic abilities when he one-hopped the first pitch at O.co Coliseum in Oakland before the A’s game against the Tigers on Friday night.

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Mariano Rivera Gets 602nd Save to Become All-Time Leader

Mariano Rivera notched his 602nd career save on Monday afternoon, passing Trevor Hoffman for first place on the all-time list.

Rivera preserved a 6-4 victory for the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins.

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Fan Catches Foul Ball While Talking on Cell Phone [VIDEO]

Generally, when a spectator at a baseball game catches a foul ball he’s next seen fielding a call from a friend or a relative who saw him make the snag on TV.

This Texas Ranger ran took that congratulations right away because he was already deep into a cell phone conversation when he casually grabbed a screaming line drive of a foul ball off the bat of Rangers’ second baseman Ian Kinsler.

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Cleveland Indians’ Shelley Duncan Makes Amazing, Mid-Air Catch – Three Times in a Row! [VIDEO]

Cleveland Indians left-fielder Shelley Duncan used all of his six-foot-five frame to make spectacular – and eerily similar — catches on three consecutive Texas Ranger batters.

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Josh Hamilton’s Grand Slam Costs Flooring Company $500,000 [WATCH]

Some Texas Rangers’ fans had even more reason to cheer for Josh Hamilton after he belted a grand slam on Wednesday night: they won a refund from CC Carpet.

The local flooring company is now making good on its promotional promise to issue refunds to customers who purchased flooring or countertops in September if the star hit a bases-clearing home run.

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Manny Ramirez Arrested for Domestic Violence

Former World Series MVP Manny Ramirez, 39, was arrested at his home in Broward County, Florida on Monday night and charged with domestic battery.

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Which Baseball Fans are the Biggest Homers?

The folks in New York and Boston may be the loudest when it comes to heaping praise on their favorite hometown baseball players, but they are far from the most biased when it comes to being homers — you know, showing too much love for the players on their teams.

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10 Reasons to Look Forward to Fall

With Labor Day just around the corner, many are mourning the end of summertime. Don't fret — just remember these things that make fall great, from baseball to apple pie.

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