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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...