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First baseman Jim Thome stands in at the plate in a 1997 Cleveland Indians game. The team signed Thome to a special contract this weekend so he could retire with the team that brought him to the big leagues. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images hide caption

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Charles Dillon Stengel had been known as Dutch — derived from the German Deutsch. Only after the U.S. went to war was Casey Stengel born. AP hide caption

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Remembering How The Great War Changed U.S. Sports

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Don Zimmer, manager of the Chicago Cubs, watches batting practice before the 1990 All-Star game with fellow managers Jim Leyland of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tony LaRussa of the Oakland Athletics and Roger Craig of the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field. Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers singles in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves during Opening Day. Mike McGinnis/Getty Images hide caption

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WATCH: For The First Time, An Ump's On-Field Call Is Overturned

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The Diamondbacks' D-bat Dog is an18-inch corn dog filled with cheese, bacon and jalapeño. @DBACKS VIA TWITTER hide caption

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Batter Up: Baseball Just Got Its Most Decorated Corn Dog

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Ralph Kiner, seen here in 1982 with fellow Hall of Famer Willie Mays, has died at 91. Harry Harris/AP hide caption

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A Legend At The Plate And In The Booth: Ralph Kiner Dies At 91

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