| Jul 27, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Frank Thomas gave one of the more emotional speeches in the history of Baseball Hall of Fame inductions. An estimated 48,000 fans filled the field in Cooperstown, N.Y., in front of the dais of past and newly elected hall of fame members. People wiped...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:02 AM
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — It was billed as one of the great Hall of Fame classes ever. The National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday welcomed pitching greats Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and a trio of managers, World...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:04 PM
While the National Baseball Hall of Fame was announcing Wednesday that three players in their first year of eligibility — pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas — had been elected by the writers' association in the...
| Aug 22, 2013
The longtime ranch-style home of Chicago Cubs legend Ron Santo recently came on the market in Bannockburn for $719,000.
One of the most popular ballplayers in Chicago history, Santo, who was the Cubs star third baseman from 1960 to 1973 and then was a...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The Hall of Fame shut its doors to the living last year. That was a metaphor, or so we were told. No breathing inductees, and down the slippery slope to irrelevance.
Nonsense then, absurdity now.
One year after the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 4:19 PM
NEW YORK -- After going through an early-season 1-for-18 slump, third baseman Manny Machado is starting to find his comfort zone in the No. 2 spot in the Orioles batting order.
Since hitting the game-winning home run in the team’s 8-5 comeback win...
| May 13, 2013
| 11:00 AM
We recently asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Dodgers of all time, and vote you did, as we received an amazing 12,231 ballots. So many people voted that we have decided to expand the list from the top 10 to the top 20. Each weekday at...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 4:48 PM
The last and most prolific day of Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft brought a little of everything to area fans.
-- The Detroit Tigers picked another Verlander.
-- Numerous players from state colleges who had successful seasons, including...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:28 PM
When you're planning a vacation with kids, Doris Kearns Goodwin suggests mixing in a little history.
"Something rubs off," said the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian. "People say maybe the kids are grumpy and such, but you often hear about a...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Perhaps hoping to hit a home run of a different sort, former baseball outfielder Barry Bonds has put his Italian-inspired estate in Beverly Park up for sale at $25 million.
Designed to function both as a place to host large-scale events and as a family...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Bidding is underway for a bloody sock that Curt Schilling wore while pitching the Boston Red Sox to a victory against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 2 of the 2004 World Series.
Schilling decided to sell the sock, which was bloodied as he was...