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R.A. Dickey

Robert Allen "R.A." Dickey (born October 29, 1974) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). [1]

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Academic All-America

Capital One Academic All-America (sometimes CoSIDA Academic All-America, Capital One Academic All-America (2011–present), ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America (2004–2010), Verizon Academic All-America (2000–04) or GTE Academic All-America (1985–2000)) program is a student-athlete recognition program.

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Al Leiter

Alois "Al" Terry Leiter (born October 23, 1965 in Toms River, New Jersey) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher.

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Baseball

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.

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Baseball Almanac

Baseball Almanac is an interactive baseball encyclopedia with 3,000 pages of baseball facts, research, awards, records, feats, lists, notable quotations, baseball movie ratings, and statistics.

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Baseball at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Baseball had its second appearance as an official medal sport at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States, with games played at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

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Baseball Prospectus

Baseball Prospectus (BP) is an organization that publishes a website, BaseballProspectus.com, devoted to the sabermetric analysis of baseball.

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Beowulf

Beowulf (in Old English) is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3182 alliterative long lines.

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Born again (Christianity)

In some Christian movements (especially Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism), to be born again is to undergo a "spiritual rebirth" (regeneration) of the human spirit from the Holy Spirit, contrasted with the physical birth everyone experiences.

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Branch Rickey Award

The Branch Rickey Award is given annually to an individual in Major League Baseball (MLB) in recognition of his exceptional community service.

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Breaking ball

In baseball, a breaking ball is a pitch that does not travel straight as it approaches the batter; it will have sideways or downward motion on it, sometimes both (see slider).

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Buffalo Bisons

The Buffalo Bisons are a professional minor league baseball team based in Buffalo, New York.

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C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist.

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Changeup

A changeup is a type of pitch in baseball.

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Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Edward Kershaw (born March 19, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, that competes in Major League Baseball.

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Cole Hamels

Colbert Michael "Cole" Hamels (born December 27, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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College baseball

College baseball is baseball that is played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of higher education.

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Cy Young Award

The Cy Young Award is given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball (MLB), one each for the American League (AL) and National League (NL).

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Daily News (New York)

The Daily News is an American newspaper based in New York City.

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Dave Stieb

David Andrew Stieb (born July 22, 1957) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays.

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David Wright

David Allen Wright (born December 20, 1982) is an American professional baseball third baseman who serves as captain for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers are an American professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan.

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Dial Press

The Dial Press was a publishing house founded in 1923 by Lincoln MacVeagh.

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Doug Fister

Douglas Wildes "Doug" Fister (born February 4, 1984) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball.

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Drew Hutchison

Andrew Scott "Drew" Hutchison (born August 22, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Dwight Gooden

Dwight Eugene "Doc" Gooden (born November 16, 1964), nicknamed "Dr.

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Earned run average

In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched (i.e. the traditional length of a game).

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English literature

The focus of this article is on English-language literature rather than limited merely to the literature of England, so that it includes writers from Scotland, the whole of Ireland, Wales, as well as literature in English from former British colonies, including the US.

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Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist.

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Fastball

The fastball is the most common type of pitch thrown by pitchers in baseball.

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Fielding Bible Award

A Fielding Bible Award recognizes the best defensive player for each fielding position in Major League Baseball (MLB) based on statistical analysis.

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Forkball

The forkball is a type of pitch in baseball.

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Four-seam fastball

A four-seam fastball, also called a rising fastball, a four-seamer, or a cross-seam fastball, is a pitch in baseball.

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Game of Thrones

* Fantasy.

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Gawker

Gawker is an American blog founded by Nick Denton and Elizabeth Spiers and based in New York City.

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Gio Gonzalez

Giovany Aramis "Gio" González (born September 19, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Grading (education)

Grading in education is the process of applying standardized measurements of varying levels of achievement in a course.

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Home run

In baseball, a home run (abbreviated HR, also "homer", "dinger", "bomb", "blast", " Big Dog", or "four-bagger") is scored when the ball is hit in such a way that the batter is able to circle the bases and reach home safely in one play without any errors being committed by the defensive team in the process.

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Honorary degree

An honorary degree or a degree honoris causa (Latin: "for the sake of the honor") is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, study and the passing of examinations.

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Hrunting

Hrunting was a sword given to Beowulf by Unferth in the ancient Old English epic poem Beowulf.

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Human trafficking in India

Human trafficking outside India, although illegal under Indian law, remains a significant problem.

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Jerry Koosman

Jerome Martin Koosman (born December 23, 1942) is an American former professional baseball player.

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John Buck (baseball)

Johnathan Richard Buck (born July 7, 1980) is an American former professional baseball catcher.

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John Gibbons

John Michael Gibbons (born June 8, 1962) is the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Josh Thole

Joshua Michael Thole (pronounced toll-EE) (born October 28, 1986) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball.

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Kevin Slowey

Kevin Michael Slowey (born May 4, 1984) is an American former professional baseball pitcher.

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Knuckleball

A knuckleball or knuckler is a baseball pitch thrown so as to minimize the spin of the ball in flight, causing an erratic, unpredictable motion.

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Knuckleball!

Knuckleball! is a 2012 documentary film that follows the 2011 seasons of Tim Wakefield and R. A. Dickey, Major League Baseball's only knuckleball pitchers that year.

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Latin America

Latin America is a region of the Americas that comprises countries where Romance languages are predominant; primarily Spanish and Portuguese, but also French.

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Life of Pi

Life of Pi is a Canadian fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001.

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List of knuckleball pitchers

Knuckleball pitchers are those professional baseball players who have relied on the knuckleball as their primary pitch or who made it to professional baseball based on their ability to throw a knuckleball.

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List of Major League Baseball annual shutout leaders

The following is a list of annual leaders in shutouts in Major League Baseball (MLB).

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List of Major League Baseball annual strikeout leaders

In baseball, the strikeout is a statistic used to evaluate pitchers.

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List of Middle-earth weapons and armour

Weapons and armour of Middle-earth are found in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth fantasy writings, such as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.

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List of Toronto Blue Jays Opening Day starting pitchers

The Toronto Blue Jays are a Major League Baseball (MLB) team based in Toronto, Ontario.

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Long Island

Long Island is an island located just off the northeast coast of the United States and a region within the U.S. state of New York.

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Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization that is the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

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Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also known as the "Midsummer Classic", is an annual professional baseball game sanctioned by Major League Baseball (MLB) contested between players from the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), currently selected by fans for starting fielders, by managers for pitchers, and by managers and players for reserves.

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Major League Baseball Pitcher of the Month Award

The Pitcher of the Month award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league for each month of the regular season.

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Major League Baseball Player of the Week Award

The Player of the Week award is a Major League Baseball award named by each of the American and National Leagues each week of the regular season.

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Manager (baseball)

In baseball, the field manager (commonly referred to as the manager) is an individual who is responsible for matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership.

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Mark Buehrle

Mark Alan Buehrle (born March 23, 1979) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Maryland Terrapins baseball

The Maryland Terrapins baseball team represents the University of Maryland in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I college baseball competition.

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Melvin Upton, Jr.

Melvin Emanuel Upton, Jr. (born August 21, 1984), formerly known as B. J. Upton, is an American professional baseball center fielder for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Mike Nickeas

Michael James Nickeas (born February 13, 1983) is a Canadian former professional baseball catcher.

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Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers are an American professional baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins are MLB baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Minor League Baseball

Minor League Baseball is a hierarchy of professional baseball leagues in the Americas that compete at levels below Major League Baseball (MLB) and provide opportunities for player development and a way to prepare for the major leagues.

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MLB.com

MLB.com is the official site of Major League Baseball and is overseen by Major League Baseball Advanced Media, L.P. (a subsidiary of MLB).

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Montgomery Bell Academy

Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA) is a preparatory day school for boys in grades 7 through 12 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, "Kibo", "Mawenzi", and "Shira", is a dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania.

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Nashville Sounds

The Nashville Sounds are a minor league baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.

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Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County.

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National League

The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, known simply as the National League (NL), is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada, and the world's oldest current professional team sports league.

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New York Mets

The New York Mets are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of Queens.

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New York Mets minor league players

Below are some of the minor league affiliates of the New York Mets.

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Newsday

Newsday is an American daily newspaper that primarily serves Nassau and Suffolk counties and the New York City borough of Queens on Long Island, although it is sold throughout the New York metropolitan area.

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Noah Syndergaard

Noah Seth Syndergaard (born August 29, 1992), nicknamed Thor, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Nolan Ryan

Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. (born January 31, 1947), nicknamed "The Ryan Express", is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher and a previous chief executive officer (CEO) of the Texas Rangers.

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Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics (often abbreviated to Oakland A′s) are an American professional baseball team based in Oakland, California.

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Ocala, Florida

Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida.

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Oklahoma City Dodgers

The Oklahoma City Dodgers are a minor league baseball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year Award

The Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year Award is an annual award given to the best pitcher in minor league baseball's Pacific Coast League.

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Pedro Martínez

Pedro Jaime Martínez (born October 25, 1971) is a Dominican-American former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for five teams from 1992 to 2009, most notably the Boston Red Sox.

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Phil Niekro

Philip Henry "Phil" Niekro (born April 1, 1939), nicknamed "Knucksie", is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher.

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Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies are an American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Pitcher

In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitched ball or draw a walk.

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Professional baseball

Baseball is a team sport which is played by several professional leagues throughout the world.

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Rany Jazayerli

Rany Jazayerli (born June 14, 1975), a Chicago-area dermatologist, is a co-founder of and writer for Baseball Prospectus.

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Rawlings Gold Glove Award

The Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to as the Gold Glove, is the award given annually to the Major League Baseball players judged to have exhibited superior individual fielding performances at each fielding position in both the National League (NL) and the American League (AL), as voted by the managers and coaches in each league.

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Red-light district

A red-light district is a part of an urban area where there is a concentration of prostitution and sex-oriented businesses, such as sex shops, strip clubs, adult theaters, etc.

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Ricky Romero

Ricardo "Ricky" Romero, Jr. (born November 6, 1984) is an Mexican-American professional baseball pitcher in the San Francisco Giants organization.

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Rule 5 draft

The Rule 5 draft is a Major League Baseball player draft that occurs each year in December, at the annual Winter Meeting of general managers.

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Sandy Koufax

Sanford "Sandy" Koufax (born Sanford Braun; December 30, 1935) is a retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) left-handed pitcher.

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Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington.

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Shutouts in baseball

In Major League Baseball, a shutout (denoted statistically as ShO or SHO) refers to the act by which a single pitcher pitches a complete game and does not allow the opposing team to score a run.

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Signing bonus

A signing bonus or sign-on bonus is a sum of money paid to a new employee by a company as an incentive to join that company.

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Southeastern Conference

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is an American college athletic conference whose member institutions are located primarily in the Southern part of the United States.

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Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award

Sporting News established the Pitcher of the Year Award in 1944.

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Sportsnet

Sportsnet is a Canadian English-language sports specialty service.

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Spring training

In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the regular season.

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Starting pitcher

In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher or starter is the first pitcher in the game for each team.

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Sting (Middle-earth)

Sting is a fictional artifact from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy universe of Middle-earth.

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Strikeout

In baseball or softball, a strikeout (or strike-out) occurs when a batter accumulates three strikes during a time at bat.

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Summer Olympic Games

The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad (French: Jeux olympiques d'été), first held in 1896, are an international multi-sport event, occurring every four years, organized by the International Olympic Committee.

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Tacoma Rainiers

The Tacoma Rainiers are a minor league baseball team that plays in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and are the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.

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Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays are an American professional baseball team based in St. Petersburg, Florida, that competes in Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Tennessee

Tennessee (ᏔᎾᏏ, Tanasi) is a U.S. state located in the Southeastern United States.

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Tennessee Volunteers baseball

The Tennessee Volunteers baseball team represents the University of Tennessee in NCAA Division I college baseball.

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Terry Collins

Terry Lee Collins (born May 27, 1949, in Midland, Michigan) is the manager for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball.

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Texas Rangers (baseball)

The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team located in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex and based in Arlington, Texas.

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The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe is an American daily newspaper based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The Hobbit

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a fantasy novel and children's book by English author J. R. R. Tolkien.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The Snows of Kilimanjaro (short story)

"The Snows of Kilimanjaro" is a short story by Ernest Hemingway.

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Tim Wakefield

Timothy Stephen "Tim" Wakefield (born August 2, 1966) is an American former professional baseball pitcher.

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Tom Seaver

George Thomas "Tom" Seaver (born November 17, 1944), nicknamed "Tom Terrific" and "The Franchise", is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.

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Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are a Canadian professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario.

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Travis d'Arnaud

Travis E. d'Arnaud (born February 10, 1989) is an American professional baseball catcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Two-seam fastball

A two-seam fastball is a pitch in baseball and a variant of the straight fastball.

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Tyler Flowers

Cole Tyler Flowers (born January 24, 1986) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball.

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Ulnar collateral ligament of elbow joint

The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL or internal lateral ligament) is a thick triangular band at the medial aspect of the elbow uniting the distal aspect of the humerus to the proximal aspect of the ulna.

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United States national baseball team

The United States National Baseball team represents the United States of America in international baseball competitions.

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University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee (also referred to as the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, UT Knoxville, UTK, or UT) is a public sun-grant and land-grant university headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.

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University of Toronto

The University of Toronto (U of T, UToronto, or Toronto) is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated on the grounds that surround Queen's Park.

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Walks plus hits per inning pitched

In baseball statistics, walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) is a sabermetric measurement of the number of baserunners a pitcher has allowed per inning pitched.

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Walter Johnson

Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887 – December 10, 1946), nicknamed "Barney" and "The Big Train", was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher.

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Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals are a professional baseball team based in Washington, D.C. The Nationals are a member of the East division of the National League (NL) in Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Wild pitch

In baseball, a wild pitch (abbreviated WP) is charged against a pitcher when his pitch is too high, too short, or too wide of home plate for the catcher to control with ordinary effort, thereby allowing a baserunner, perhaps even the batter-runner on an uncaught third strike, to advance.

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Win–loss record (pitching)

In baseball and softball, a pitcher's win–loss record (also referred to simply as their record) indicates the number of wins (denoted "W") and losses (denoted "L") they have been credited with.

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Wycliffe College, Toronto

Wycliffe College is a graduate theological school federated with the University of Toronto.

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Yann Martel

Yann Martel (born 1963) is an author best known for the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, a #1 international bestseller published in more than 50 territories.

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1993 Major League Baseball Draft

The following are the first round picks in the 1993 Major League Baseball draft.

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1996 Major League Baseball Draft

The 1996 First-Year Player Draft, Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft of high school and college baseball players, was held on June 4 and 5, 1996.

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1996 Summer Olympics

The 1996 Summer Olympics (French: Les Jeux olympiques d'été de 1996), known officially as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially as the Centennial Olympics, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, from July 19 to August 4, 1996.

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2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 83rd edition of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

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2013 Cleveland Indians season

The 2013 Cleveland Indians season was the 113th season for the franchise.

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2013 World Baseball Classic

The 2013 World Baseball Classic (WBC) was an international professional baseball competition, held from March 2, to March 19, 2013.

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2015 Major League Baseball season

The 2015 Major League Baseball season began on April 5 with a Sunday night game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, and it will end on October 4.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.A._Dickey

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