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  • Phillies pitcher Giles went from one-pitch sideshow to complete pitcher in a blink

    Phillies pitcher Giles went from one-pitch sideshow to complete pitcher in a blink
    WYOMISSING — Ken Giles caught everyone's attention last spring as a minor leaguer who threw 100 miles an hour. After 44 games with the Phillies in his fourth professional season, the 24-year-old is being stopped in airports and on the streets of...
  • Contemporaries remember Ernie Banks as among the greatest players ever

    Contemporaries remember Ernie Banks as among the greatest players ever
    Jim Marshall remembers the shortest scouting meeting Giants manager Alvin Dark ever had before a three-game series at Wrigley Field in 1961. "Just walk Ernie Banks four times, and we'll win this series," Marshall recalled Saturday. Marshall and...
  • Ernie Banks: 14 memorable moments for No. 14

    Ernie Banks: 14 memorable moments for No. 14
    1953: Ernie Banks makes his Cubs debut Sept. 17. He starts at shortstop and bats seventh, becoming the first African-American player in team history.  1954: On Aug. 22, Banks homers twice in a 12-6 loss to the Braves at Wrigley Field. This is his...
  • 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...
  • Former Arizona State coach Tim Esmay joins White Sox organization

    Former Arizona State coach Tim Esmay joins White Sox organization
    Former Arizona State head baseball coach Tim Esmay was named Class-A Winston-Salem manager by the Chicago White Sox. Esmay coached the Sun Devils from 2010 to 2014, leading them to four NCAA regional berths before resigning and replaced by former...
  • 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...
  • Bulked-up Angels ace Jered Weaver looks to pitch deeper in games

    Bulked-up Angels ace Jered Weaver looks to pitch deeper in games
    Fans of Angels ace Jered Weaver will have a little more to love in 2015. The lanky 6-foot-7 right-hander, whose weight dipped to as low as 199 pounds last season, has bulked up to 224 pounds this winter, six pounds heavier than he’s ever been....
  • Vargas has everyone around the Twins smiling

    It's a moment of triumph that Kennys Vargas never will forget. Verone High School was playing for its conference championship, and the score was tied. The crowd was going crazy as Vargas, Verone's star player, stepped up. If he could connect, his...
  • Thanks for taking us on your journey, Mr. Cub

    Thanks for taking us on your journey, Mr. Cub
    As journalists, we're not supposed to let anything get to us. We're supposed to be stoic, impartial observers. We're certainly not supposed to say things like, "I admire you." I broke that rule when I interviewed Cubs legend Ernie Banks in September...
  • Ernie Banks: 1931-2015 —Considered one of baseball's greatest ambassadors

    Ernie Banks, one of baseball's most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. Known worldwide as "Mr. Cub," Banks became the Cubs first African-American player on Sept. 17, 1953, and went on to become an 11-time All-...
  • Grieving fans won't find Banks statue at Wrigley; it's being restored

    Grieving fans won't find Banks statue at Wrigley; it's being restored
    Fans hoping to pay tribute to late Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks by visiting his statue at Wrigley Field won't be able to find it. Banks' statue, along with that of former Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray, was removed from its Clark Street location...