| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:59 AM
Less than two months ago, Naperville residents Tyler Hasper, Nick McKinney and Danny Riley were playing baseball for their high school teams, but after graduating and before college this fall, they're members of the DuPage Hounds.
"It's been great,"...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:31 AM
No dominant pitcher has emerged this summer for Maine South High School's baseball team, but the Hawks otherwise are their normal selves -- fundamentally sound, strong up the middle, deep on the mound and successful in the wins column.
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:29 PM
The reality will hit Paul Konerko around mid-February, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said.
When the baseball world begins to gather in Arizona and Florida for spring training, Konerko will face an open calendar for the first time in his adult life....
| Oct 4, 2014
| 11:00 AM
"Kevin, Kevin, come see us!" yelled a man pushing a stroller.
"Yo, K.J., stop by the community garden!" urged a friend from the old neighborhood.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson beamed as he walked through the heart of Oak Park, a long-struggling...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Orioles left-hander Zach Britton won't lie about it.
Yes, in the past year, he considered what it would be like to wear a different uniform, to get a second chance elsewhere. Heading into last fall, Britton had struggled through consecutive rocky...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Midway through an interview reviewing his career, White Sox captain Paul Konerko glanced toward teammate Conor Gillaspie at a neighboring locker and asked for help.
"Conor, you want to take that one for me?" Konerko asked. "What's my biggest...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Buck Showalter does not believe he's changed. Let's get that out of the way right off.
In fact, he's suspicious of anyone applying a sweeping narrative of transformation to his current success as Orioles manager.
"I think I'm just perceived different,...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 4:08 AM
NEW YORK — Ryan Tucker was a visitor at Yankee Stadium in June. He had just finished a long, arduous round of chemotherapy for treatment of a brain tumor and the prognosis was good as he was made an honorary Yankee during the team's "Hope Week."...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:42 PM
The Chicago Cubs addressed pitching as expected with their second pick of the amateur draft and might have saved themselves more money.
Jake Stinnett, a senior pitcher from Maryland, was selected as the 45th overall pick. Stinnett, 22, is 7-6 with a 2....
| Oct 20, 2014
| 6:18 PM
If the Kansas City Royals lose this World Series, none of the decisions they are about to make will be as crucial as one they made six years ago.
They could have had Buster Posey.
With the third pick of the 2008 draft, the Royals picked first...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The eyes have it.
That's what strikes Tom Meusborn, long-time baseball coach at Chatsworth High, as he watches replays of Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas diving into a dugout suite to make a spectacular catch of a foul popup in Game 3 of the...