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  • Review: "Mr. Wrigley's Ball Club" by Roberts Ehrgott

    Review: "Mr. Wrigley's Ball Club" by Roberts Ehrgott
    Yankee fans, including my wife, find it endearing and slightly pathetic that while they invoke the names of World Series-winning heroes to exalt their team's history — Ruth! Gehrig! DiMaggio! Reggie! Derek! — Cub fans grow dewy-eyed to...
  • Chris Davis' grand slam gives Orioles 9-5 win over Twins on Opening Day

    Chris Davis' grand slam gives Orioles 9-5 win over Twins on Opening Day
    After Oriole Park sat silent for six months and the Orioles spent the past seven weeks in Sarasota, Fla., preparing for the season, manager Buck Showalter believed his players needed the “pickup” that only a Camden Yards sellout crowd could...
  • During red-hot streak, Chris Davis reflects on the cold spells

    During red-hot streak, Chris Davis reflects on the cold spells
    Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has been here before, with fans screaming his name and his teammates shaking their heads at his latest incredible power display. Davis, though, also has been on the other side, when things are going terribly and he's...
  • A look at a few stats surrounding Chris Davis' record start

    A look at a few stats surrounding Chris Davis' record start
    We will see history tonight if Chris Davis, who had four home runs in his first four games, hits another homer. If the hottest hitter in baseball puts another out of the ballpark, he will become the first player in major league history to hit a home run...
  • Dodgers' A.J. Ellis armed to break out of sudden hitting slump

    Dodgers' A.J. Ellis armed to break out of sudden hitting slump
    Now Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis has a bruise on his left arm to almost match the one on the right. So nice of the St. Louis Cardinals to keep him in balance and all. The bruises on his arms will heal, but right now Ellis is more concerned with his...
  • Don't hold back on baseball asterisks

    Don't hold back on baseball asterisks
    It's time for Major League Baseball to have a grown-up conversation about the legacies of its players, past and present. Ever since the true origin of how the monstrous power numbers of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa along with current superstars Alex...
  • Chris Davis breaks Brady Anderson's first-half homer mark

    Chris Davis breaks Brady Anderson's first-half homer mark
    Leading off the second inning, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis sent Yankees starter Hideki Kuroda’s 2-1 pitch into the left field seats for his major league-leading 31st home run this season. Davis broke former Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson&...
  • Will Davis set the "legitimate" all-time major league record for home runs?

    Will Davis set the "legitimate" all-time major league record for home runs?
    As Orioles slugger Chris Davis sits here in early July with 33 homers and 85 runs batted in, precisely as many as he had in each of those categories in all of last season, it seems like a foregone conclusion that if he stays healthy he will break Brady...
  • Chris Davis to participate in the Home Run Derby for the American League

    Chris Davis to participate in the Home Run Derby for the American League
    After slugging his way to a major league-high 33 home runs — five more than the next highest total and nine more than the third — Orioles first baseman Chris Davis will have the opportunity to showcase his power in front of a national audience...
  • Breaking down the Chicago Baseball Happiness Scale

    The Chicago Baseball Happiness Scale is a comprehensive if unscientific attempt to quantify the happiness that each baseball team gives to its fans in any season. To create it, we used the 1998 and 2003 Cubs, and the 2000 and 2005 White Sox as models,...
  • MLB home run leader Chris Davis: '61 is the record'

    MLB home run leader Chris Davis: '61 is the record'
    Your browser does not support iframes. NEW YORK -- Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles leads the major leagues with 37 home runs. He is on pace to hit 62, which would set a new single-season record. According to him, anyway. "In my opinion, 61 is...