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The nuttiest baseball team in Northwest history

A compelling new documentary from Netflix, "The Battered Bastards of Baseball," tells the story of the Portland Mavericks, who existed for a mere five seasons, 1973-77, but live on in legend and lore as the nuttiest baseball team the Northwest has ever seen. Above, a mid-’70s team photo.

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A compelling new documentary from Netflix, "The Battered Bastards of Baseball," tells the story of the Portland Mavericks, who existed for a mere five seasons, 1973-77, but live on in legend and lore as the nuttiest baseball team the Northwest has ever seen. Above, a mid-’70s team photo.

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