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Rick Huhn tells the story of the controversial 1910 batting race between Ty Cobb and Nap Lajoie, and the lasting impact it had on Major League Baseball. Huhn is the author of The Chalmers Race: Ty Cobb, Napoleon Lajoie, and the Controversial 1910 Batting Title That Became A National Obsession. Show Notes

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Motorsport.com’s Jim Utter reported this afternoon that defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Martin Truex, Jr. will be moving to Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2019 season. This comes just hours after the announcement that Truex, Jr.’s current team, Furniture Row Racing, would be closing its doors at the

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Furniture Row Racing announced Tuesday afternoon that the team would be closing its doors following the 2018 season, citing “lack of necessary funding.” The announcement comes after 5 Hour Energy informed the team earlier this summer that the energy drink company would not be returning as a sponsor for the

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A win over Columbus, coupled with an Indianapolis loss to Louisville, gave the Toledo Mud Hens their first International League playoff berth since 2007 on Sunday. Entering play on Saturday, Toledo needed to win at least two of its final three games to earn a playoff spot. The Mud Hens

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Darlington Raceway is set to play host to tonight’s Bojangles Southern 500 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, where 40 drivers will battle the track Too Tough to Tame. The famed track in South Carolina that once had it’s traditional Labor Day weekend date taken away nearly 15 years

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Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd is poised to take the Yankee Stadium mound for the first time on Sunday afternoon, as the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees square off in their series finale. Detroit won Thursday night’s opener, 8-7, before dropping Friday and Saturday’s affairs by a combined three runs. 

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NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres came through for the Yankees on a day they welcomed newcomers Andrew McCutchen and Adeiny Hechavarria to the Bronx and got slugging catcher Gary Sanchez back from the disabled list. Torres hit a two-run homer and Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven strong innings for his

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Detroit TigersFeaturedMinorsToledo Mud Hens

While the Detroit Tigers have long been out of postseason contention, Triple-A affiliate Toledo still has playoff aspirations as minor league play winds down. The Mud Hens are still very much in contention to make the International League playoffs by winning either the west division or the wild card. The

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DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — If Kyle Busch needed extra motivation for the Southern 500, he’s gotten it from Ernie Irvan — or, more specifically, Irvan’s paint scheme from 20 years ago. Busch, NASCAR’s points leader, is itching to drive a Skittles-themed red car like Irvan used in 1998 when Darlington

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NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone ended his argument by squatting behind home and impersonating a catcher to show plate umpire Nic Lentz what he was missing. Boone was long gone by the time umpires awarded Luke Voit first base on a borderline check swing — a decision

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