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Backtrack: “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”

The tune didn’t really take off in the major leagues until Chicago sportscaster Harry Caray began singing it in the 1970s.

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Indianapolis Indians Players Make History

There is a massive difference between someone saying they grew up on the baseball diamond, and someone actually being raised on a baseball diamond. Gift Ngoepe embodies the latter. Born in Pietersburg, South Africa, Ngoepe and his two brothers were raised by their single mother in one room in the clubhouse of their local Randburg […]

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 12: A general view of Wrigley Field during the national anthem prior to game three of the National League Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals on October 12, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
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Chicago Cubs Weekday Matinees Hit a Homer With Baseball Junkies

Weekday matinee games, which are far less numerous now though thankfully not extinct, are still the cheapest and best way to experience a Cubs game.

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Know Before You Go: Major League Baseball Comes to Indy

Major League Baseball comes to Indy. Here’s what to know before you head to Victory Field for Reds vs. Pirates.

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Best Bars for Cubs Fans in Indianapolis

From Fat Dan’s authentic Chicago-style deli, to $2 Old Styles at Coaches Tavern these are the best bars for Chicago Cubs fans in Indianapolis.

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Traveler: Baseball Road Trip to Pittsburgh

Inside PNC, the highest chairs are just 88 feet from the field, ensuring that even the cheap seats enjoy a clear view of the game.

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Favorite ‘Son’ Mattingly to Return to Indiana for IU Game

The elder Mattingly, Don, appeared with his son in a viral YouTube video in which Preston—a dead ringer for his dad—knocks down a series of trick basketball shots.

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Sneak Preview: New Baseball History Exhibit Hits Home Run

The exhibit includes a picture of women playing baseball in the 1890s, five decades before the movie characters portrayed by Geena Davis and Madonna had a “League Of Their Own” during World War II.

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Tony Gwynn's Second Base: Indianapolis

“I just want to be normal again,” says the occasional Hoosier. “It’s not normal to be shopping and have people yelling just your name in the aisles.”

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10 Fun Father's Day Picks in Indy

Victory Field, consistently rated atop the heap of the nation’s minor-league baseball stadiums, has multiple seating packages and a range of ballpark foods to devour. Plus, beer.

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ESPN's Michael Wilbon Sounds Off Ahead of Indy Visit

“There are a lot of historic things that have happened in Indianapolis,” says Wilbon, “whether we’re talking about Negro League baseball or Crispus Attucks High School.”

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The Hoosierist: Jelly Times

“In most companies, there are guys who make a little and others who make a lot, but at least they don’t have to shower together.”

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IU Advances to College Baseball's World Series

Plenty of homegrown talent has headlined for the Hoosiers this season, featuring nine players from this state, including four starters.

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How it Works: Victory Field's Lawn

Stevenson or someone on his crew mows the field nearly every day during the season, keeping the Kentucky bluegrass right at 1 inch tall to ensure the ball rolls consistently on dirt and turf.

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