| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Frank Cashen, 88, the general manager who wore a signature bow tie and fashioned a New York Mets team that rollicked its way to the 1986 World Series championship, died Monday at a hospital in Easton, Md., the Mets said.
Cashen was a longtime...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Baseball's All-Star Game meant a great deal to me when I was a young fan.
So it saddens me to see what an embattled institution it's become. The numbers are undeniable. As SI.com's Richard Deitsch noted Monday, last year’s television audience of...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:05 PM
In those heady days when Barry Bonds was hitting a home run just about every day, visitors would flock to the clubhouse of the San Francisco Giants.
You would turn to the right for Bonds, for his entourage, for his oversized lounge chair, and for the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Ralph Kiner, who spent 10 seasons hitting towering home runs in the major leagues, then spent most of the rest of his life joyfully calling baseball games on radio and TV, died Thursday at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 91.
The Baseball Hall...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Playing in this summer's World Cup will undoubtedly be an honor for Barcelona's feared foursome of Lionel Messi, Neymar, Xavi and Andres Iniesta. But then a lot of players can say they've done that.
How many can say they've been "Simpsonized" though?...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Two Southern California high school prospects, pitcher Phil Bickford of Westlake Village Oaks Christian and first baseman Dominic Smith of Gardena Serra, were selected No. 10 and No. 11, respectively, on Thursday during the MLB draft for first-year...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Cal-Hi Sports has published an e-book entitled, "California: The Baseball Capital of the World." One of the highlights is the selection of all-time best high school teams from around the state. For the City Section, they selected an all-star team......
| Nov 20, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Once the Orioles claimed second baseman Alexi Casilla off waivers from the Minnesota Twins earlier this month, it appeared that Robert Andino's days in an Orioles uniform were numbered.
Instead of facing the decision of whether to non-tender Andino by...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:39 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Right around the time major league teams first began taking notice of a talented young outfielder playing at Crenshaw High in South Central Los Angeles, a harsh reality check came for Trayvon Robinson.
The Orioles outfielder was in...
| Jul 9, 2011
Edna Aliewine, a small woman who left a large imprint on South Los Angeles as founder of the Watts/Willowbrook Christmas Parade and co-creator of the Watts walk of fame, died at her home Tuesday. She was 90 and had lymphoma, her family said.
| Jun 20, 2012
Roger Jongewaard, a longtime baseball scout from Long Beach who presided over three No. 1 draft picks — Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez for the Seattle Mariners and Darryl Strawberry for the New York Mets — has died. He was 75.