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  • Ernie Banks gave Chicago something to smile about in turbulent '60s

     Ernie Banks gave Chicago something to smile about in turbulent '60s
    If you're feeling a cold wind blow through a hole in Chicago's heart, you know why: Ernie Banks, "Mr. Cub," is dead at age 83. The eternal optimist is gone. "The Cubs are due in '62," he'd say. But that didn't happen. That same year, Banks announced...
  • Ryan Vogelsong, Giants agree to $4 million, 1-year deal

    Ryan Vogelsong, Giants agree to $4 million, 1-year deal
    SAN FRANCISCO — Free agent right-hander Ryan Vogelsong reached agreement Friday on a $4 million, one-year deal to stay with the San Francisco Giants. Vogelsong, a former Kutztown University and Iron Pigs pitcher, passed a physical and reached...
  • Braves claim OF Perez off waivers from Yankees

    The Braves added more speed and some centerfield insurance Friday when they claimed Eury Perez off waivers from the Yankees. Perez, 24, stole 268 bases and hit .305 with a .360 on-base percentage in 698 games over eight minor league seasons with the...
  • Drew Sharp: Tigers coach Ausmus still angry over playoff exit

    There's a more assertive tone from Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. The result of a little more emotion inching through the robotic stoicism. During an opening statement Thursday night at a question-and-answer reception, Ausmus authoritatively pointed...
  • World Series champion Giants, right-hander Ryan Vogelsong reach $4 million, 1-year deal

    Ryan Vogelsong visited the Houston Astros this week and had an uncomfortable feeling about how he might fit in, and he had discussions with other teams during the course of this offseason. Each time, everything pointed him back to the Bay Area and the...
  • Jeff Seidel: Cespedes doesn't care where he bats for Tigers

    Yoenis Cespedes took a long look at Comerica Park, his new home as the Tigers' left fielder. Hey, what in the world is that cold, white stuff on the ground? This was the first time that Cespedes had ever actually seen snow in person, after he grew up in...
  • Ernie Banks: Under his spell

     Ernie Banks: Under his spell
    As kids we copied his batting stance — crouching with the right elbow extended up, and fingers wiggling up and down on the bat handle. We even ran like him — wrists moving in front of his chest. Back in the days when the Cubs usually battled...
  • Cubs and city of Chicago to host Ernie Banks memorial on Wednesday

    Cubs and city of Chicago to host Ernie Banks memorial on Wednesday
    The widow of Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, speaking publicly for the first time since her husband's death Friday, told his legions of fans that the North Side legend "was very beloved" by his family as well. "It is certainly a sad day for us," Liz...
  • At Wrigley, fans remember how 'Mr. Cub' touched their lives

    At Wrigley, fans remember how 'Mr. Cub' touched their lives
    Fans remembered Ernie Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and first African-American player for the Chicago Cubs, as the man who gave a struggling team unconquerable hope well beyond his 19 seasons. His death Friday at age 83 left some people shaken, some...
  • Blue Jays won't meet Orioles' demands, reportedly pull out of talks for Dan Duquette

    Blue Jays won't meet Orioles' demands, reportedly pull out of talks for Dan Duquette
    While the Orioles became more open in recent days to allowing Dan Duquette to go to the Toronto Blue Jays, the biggest obstacle remained whether the two sides could agree on a compensation package in order to allow the executive vice president out of...
  • Top Phillies prospect Franco is going to get advice from legends

    Top Phillies prospect Franco is going to get advice from legends
    If these players were in their prime and in red and white pinstripes, the Phillies would not be going through a rebuilding process: Mike Schmidt, Ryne Sandberg, Larry Bowa, Charlie Manuel, Juan Samuel, Steve Henderson and John Mizerock. They are not...