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The plucky underdog story of the year? The Yankees, of course!

A bunch of second-stringers, some pretty good, some just OK, some barely hanging on in the sport, got their chance to save the most first-string franchise in baseball -- and they did it. Here's how they defied the odds.

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Home run history

The top home run achievement ever for all 30 MLB teams

With balls flying out of stadiums at a record pace, we look at each franchise's all-time greatest long ball moments, from David Ortiz and Ken Griffey Jr. to B.J. Upton and Mike Hampton.

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The Red Sox are (basically) toast: What losing Chris Sale means for 2019 and beyond

Miracles do happen. But with ace Chris Sale shut down for the season, it's more or less RIP 2019 Red Sox. And 2020's team has issues, too.

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Olney: Red Sox's future still hinges on Chris Sale's elbow

Although it seems ace Chris Sale will dodge surgery, uncertainty remains in Boston's rotation.

Little League World Series

Little Leaguers love Javy Baez, Stranger Things and ... sushi?

Yankees or Cubs? Fortnite or MLB The Show? Which "Stranger Things" character would make the best baseball player? Little League World Series players take a swing at the tough questions.

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Fantasy baseball forecaster: Pitcher projections for the next 10 days

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