| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:31 AM
All day Tuesday, Times readers were asked to vote in a series of polls to select the greatest players at each position in baseball history. Readers were able to vote for three people at each position (except right-handed starter, where the limit was five)...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:02 AM
Mike Trout has received dozens of accolades in his young career, but perhaps the most telling sign of his ability comes courtesy of the baseball website baseball-reference.com.
One of the statistics featured on the site is something called "Similarity...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The number that matters most is not 500.
The number that matters most is 0.
That is the number of major league players that have hit more home runs this season than Albert Pujols.
He got a mighty sweet serenade in the visiting clubhouse in...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:27 PM
In 1955, Ray Burris' family business called for the then 5-year-old — who had yet to master reading a children's book — to pick cotton, milk cows and work in the hay, barley and tobacco fields in Oklahoma's small southwestern town of Duke....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
How odd is it that the two contenders in the Super Bowl -- the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos -- hail from the two states in the union that have legalized sale and use of marijuana? Are there two activities more different than the amped-up...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:47 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The selections for the National and American leagues in the All-Star Game are 3 1/2 weeks away.
But Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is making a strong push.
Rizzo, who went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles Tuesday night...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:02 AM
There are places where barns and livestock or narrow roads along open acres give way to a distinctively rural feel.
In Orange County, if you're talking about the West Windermere Rural Settlement, rural means old citrus groves blanketed in St....
| Jul 6, 2013
| 6:18 PM
By one admittedly imperfect measure, Josh Hamilton is the most popular player in baseball history.
Hamilton got a record 11 million votes in All-Star balloting last year. No one has attracted so many votes — not Ken Griffey Jr., not Albert Pujols,...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 10:35 AM
In Chris Davis’ breakout season last year, he hit 33 homers and drove in 85 runs.
With a two-run homer in the first inning Saturday against Andy Pettitte, the Orioles first baseman now has 33 homers and 85 RBIs – and it is July 6. So...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 11:49 AM
The power? That blunt-force ability to lay wood to a baseball and propel it 400, 420, 450 feet? He had it even when he was a boy. Came from God, as far as he's concerned.
Harnessing it? Well, that's the work of Chris Davis' life.
| Jun 15, 2013
| 8:57 PM
Chris Davis groans at the mere mention of it.
“I think it's becoming the new trend,” the Orioles first baseman says. “I'm not a big fan.”
He's talking about the shifts that have swept through baseball in recent years as teams...