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  • 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...
  • Trio of aces poised to lead Hall of Fame class of 2015

    Trio of aces poised to lead Hall of Fame class of 2015
    NEW YORK — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz appear to be shoo-ins for election to the Hall of Fame in what is shaping up as the baseball writers' biggest class of inductees in 60 years. When the Hall of Fame reveals the results...
  • Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez among four elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez among four elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    For the first time in 60 years, the Baseball Writers Assn. of America has voted four players into the Hall of Fame. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday, two years after the BBWAA...
  • Randy Johnson leads gang of four into Baseball Hall of Fame

    Randy Johnson leads gang of four into Baseball Hall of Fame
    Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez are the yin and yang of baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame class, proving it's not the size of the player that matters as much as what's inside of him. Johnson and Martinez join fellow pitcher John Smoltz and second baseman...
  • 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...
  • Baseball Hall's door shut again to those suspected of steroid use

    Baseball Hall's door shut again to those suspected of steroid use
    NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire's chances to enter the Hall of Fame are dwindling. Baseball writers so far overwhelmingly have decided the outsized statistics of the Steroids Era stars are tarnished by their...
  • On The Fly: No Horsing Around At Cold Aqueduct

    On The Fly: No Horsing Around At Cold Aqueduct
    How cold was it? Cold enough that Aqueduct canceled its racing card Wednesday in deference to jockeys and its "equine athletes," otherwise knows as horses. The same thing could happen Thursday. ... Bayern, California Chrome or Main Sequence will be...
  • 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...
  • Erick Aybar steals a run, Gordon Beckham homers in 2-0 Angels' win

    Erick Aybar steals a run, Gordon Beckham homers in 2-0 Angels' win
    KEY MOMENT: Oakland loaded the bases off setup man Joe Smith in the eighth when Eric Sogard singled and Josh Donaldson and Brandon Moss walked with two outs. But Smith got Stephen Vogt to fly to right to snuff out the rally. AT THE PLATE: Erick Aybar...
  • Yankees' Jeter heads All-Star selections

    Derek Jeter will be in the spotlight for perhaps the final time when he starts at shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game. The New York Yankees captain, who is retiring following the season, heads the AL squad for the July 17 game in...
  • Six players selected for Home Run Derby

    Three players from each of the American and National leagues were named Tuesday to participate in the Home Run Derby. American League captain Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays added Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics, Brian Dozier of the...