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Ken Griffey Jr.

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  • Long& short of it: Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz and Biggio elected to baseball's Hall of Fame

    Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz dominated in an era of offense, each in their own way. The 6-foot-10 Big Unit became the tallest of 215 players elected to baseball's Hall of Fame and the 5-foot-11 Martinez the shortest pitcher picked for...
  • Mike Mussina's Hall of Fame vote total could surge in 2016

    Mike Mussina's Hall of Fame vote total could surge in 2016
    All four of the men elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday -- pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz and second baseman Craig Biggio -- are unquestionably deserving of the honor. I would have voted for them without a second...
  • With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world

    With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world
    To Tyler Christofferson, Jon Lester always will be the Little League teammate who wore his hat backward and No. 24 jersey like hero Ken Griffey Jr. did, the grade-school buddy who matured into a better person than player even though he's a major league...
  • Chicago sports retailers pumped for Lester, Samardzija

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Chicago baseball fans — and retailers. This year's winter talks brought a lot of enthusiasm back to the Windy City with free-agent, left-hander Jon Lester signing with the Cubs. And on the South...
  • Jon Lester developed 'wow' factor at high school in Pacific Northwest

    Jon Lester developed 'wow' factor at high school in Pacific Northwest
    The wow factor started as a freshman at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, Wash., and continued in games in which left-hander Jon Lester didn't pitch. "He was too good not to play when he wasn't pitching," longtime Bellarmine coach Rick Barnhart recalled. "If...
  • Angels center fielder Mike Trout wins third Silver Slugger Award

    Angels center fielder Mike Trout wins third Silver Slugger Award
    Angels center fielder Mike Trout has won his third consecutive Silver Slugger Award, which is given to the best offensive players at each position in both the American and National Leagues. Trout and Mike Piazza are the only players in major league...
  • Angels' Mike Trout named American League MVP

    Best player in baseball? Mike Trout, three years running. He hits for average, hits for power, steals bases, steals home runs from opposing batters, steals the spotlight on a team with Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, inspires fans to wear silly fish-...
  • It's unanimous: Angels' Mike Trout is MVP

    It's unanimous: Angels' Mike Trout is MVP
    Best player in baseball? Mike Trout, three years running. He hits for average, hits for power, steals bases, steals home runs from opposing batters, steals the spotlight on a team with Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, and inspires fans to wear silly...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Angels' Mike Trout capture MVP

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Angels' Mike Trout capture MVP
    Clayton Kershaw will need to find a little more room to his already crowded trophy case. Just one day after garnering a third career Cy Young Award in unanimous fashion, the Los Angeles Dodgers ace became the first pitcher in 46 years to be named the...
  • Being Buck: Showalter enters postseason seeking first World Series appearance

    Being Buck: Showalter enters postseason seeking first World Series appearance
    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,...
  • What's in a surname? Not 'Sr.' [Commentary]

    What's in a surname? Not 'Sr.' [Commentary]
    This season, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith added to his jersey nameplate the suffix "Sr." He did this to acknowledge his third son, also named Steve, born this past July. It seems an admirable and harmless enough action. Under NFL rules,...