Detroit Tigers

How Obama Won Ohio

The Obama campaign made the 2012 election about Ohio from the start: class, cars and Bain. A final dispatch from the state on the day he won it.

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Three reasons San Francisco prevailed over the Detroit Tigers

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As a new World Series starts, Ron Rosenbaum remembers the gangster who fixed the 1919 World Series.

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Robbed

In 135 years of major league Baseball, only 20 pitchers have thrown a perfect game. Tonight Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers was the 21st. Except for his last out, umpire James Joyce called the batter safe: It's just a crazy call. It wasn't even close. Joyce, after the game, was distraught: "I just cost that kid a perfect game," Joyce said. "I thought he beat the throw. I was convinced he beat the throw, until I saw the replay."

Play it Again, Selig!

Bobby Keppel’s bases-loaded fastball clearly grazed Brandon Inge. Joe Mauer’s slicing drive down the left field line landed fair by at least two feet. And Chase Utley needed not one, but two blown calls to reach base safely in the ninth. Or at least these misfortunes were clear enough on instant replay.

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