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Don Larsen Pitches Perfect Game

On this day, October 8, 1956, is the day Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched a perfect game in the World Series. That means no runs, no hits and no errors…not one base runner the entire game. Larsen’s perfect game is the only one in Major League Baseball postseason and World Series history. The last batter Larsen faced was Brooklyn Dodgers pinch hitter Dale Mitchell, who was called out on a third strike.

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MLB Wild Card Winners
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MLB Wild Card Game Report: Cardinals beat Braves, 6-3 ; Orioles Top Rangers, 5-1

The St. Louis Cardinals and Baltimore Orioles advanced to the divisional series round of their respective league playoffs with road victories on Friday in the first-ever win-or-go home MLB wild card games. Here's a recap of the action:

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Do MLB Managers Get Fired Too Quickly? — Sports Survey of the Day

Major League Baseball's regular season is in the books. We move on to the postseason now, but first a quick look back.

It's safe to say that many people thought that Bobby Valentine's employment as manager of the Red Sox would be terminated at some point soon. Management wasted no time in doing so, firing him the day after the regular season ended.

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Weekend in Sports 10-4
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This Weekend in Sports: MLB Playoffs, Miami-Notre Dame and Manning-Brady

The start of the Major League Baseball playoffs, the return of an old college-football rivalry and an NFL rivalry with a new uniform highlight this weekend's sports calendar. Here are some of the best events to watch this weekend:

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The Boston Red Sox Waste Little Time and Fire Manager Bobby Valentine

Well, that didn't take long. The Boston Red Sox have fired manager Bobby Valentine. The Red Sox last night finished the season with their worst record since 1965. Valentine lasted one tumuluous season at Fenway Park.

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photo by Andy Capwell
photo by Andy Capwell

Andy’s MLB Season Recap And Playoff Picks

The hope for baseball fans is what opening day is all about, being optimistic about this being the year for their team. The 162 game schedule takes the fan on a journey of highs and lows and this year there were many unexpected results.

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Weekly MLB Report: Orioles, Yankees and Rangers Clinch Playoff Spots

The Major League Baseball playoffs start Friday, and three American League teams clinched post-season spots on Sunday night. Here's what's happening in Major League Baseball:

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Chris Carpenter
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St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Gives Removed Rib to Daughter

It's a little strange to lose a body part. But that's what happened to St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter when surgeons removed one of his ribs in an attempt to alleviate pressure that was running up his pitching arm.

After the surgery Carpenter was presented with the bone, and he knew just what to do with it:

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Jim Rogash, Getty Images

Boston Red Sox Schedule for 2013 Released

Since, as Red Sox fans, we have absolutely nothing to cheer about as this current Major League season wraps up, maybe we can look forward to next year. The 2013 MLB Schedule was released on Wednesday.

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The Top 5 Worst Collapses in MLB History
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The 5 Biggest September Collapses in Baseball History

On July 18 the New York Yankees held a comfortable lead in the A.L. East and seemed destined for a deep playoff run. Since then, the Bombers have somehow managed to blow a 10-game advantage over the Orioles, leading to a scramble for first place and an extremely rattled New York fan base. Still, this is hardly the first time that a team with a comfortable lead has suffered a late-season collapse.

Let's take a look at some of the worst September meltdowns in baseball history:

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