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Career, Interrupted: Top 25 MLB Careers That Were Cut Short

By Matthew Melton On August - 8 - 2012

Baseball became America’s pastime almost immediately from the sport’s inception. 

The game’s greatness shines for several reasons.  The methodical pace of play between pitcher and catcher, as well as batter and fielder, allow for easy conversation among friends. 

The baseball season itself begins in the spring, coinciding in time with nature’s yearly rejuvenation, and continues through summer when the weather is dry and the days are long enough to play two. 

The creation of the sport is itself a tale of American folklore, and Americans are wary to trudge on the sagas of their history.  

It also doesn’t hurt that certain men named Cobb, Ruth, Mays, Gehrig, Mantle, Musial and DiMaggio, along with so many others, brought a heroic presence to the lives of millions, through both the best and worst times of our nation’s history. 

From roaring economic excess to crashing stock markets, there was baseball.  From World Wars to Pleasantville and back to war again, there was baseball. 

From radios to broadband, streetcars to subways, and megaphones to smartphones, ...

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