| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:02 AM
A man who burglarized the Atlanta home of baseball legend Hank Aaron and stole "priceless" rings destined for the Baseball Hall of Fame has been sentenced to eight years in prison and 42 years on probation.
Isiah Slaton, 24, pleaded guilty late Monday...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:50 PM
What a thrill it was (for five seconds) to see Don Drysdale’s picture on the cover of Sunday’s sports section.
One of our own, a legendary Dodger, No. 53, was front-page news again.
It was a thrill until flipping over the fold —...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, pushing membership to 306. There are 74 pitchers, 17 catchers, 21 first basemen, 20 second basemen, 15 third...
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:34 AM
NEW YORK -- The death of Hall-of-Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn from mouth cancer has renewed calls to end the use of chewing tobacco from its traditional place in the game. Gwynn, 54, died June 16 after two surgeries to remove malignant growths inside...
| Mar 7, 2014
In the summer of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Tuesday may have been looking forward at media day for the Hurricanes baseball team. But it was also a day two of the program's biggest former stars were celebrated for their accomplishments.
The College Baseball Foundation announced Tuesday that...
| 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...
| Jan 1, 2014
In addition to Victoria Falls, Africa's Zambezi River is known for its challenging whitewater. An agreement by the governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe to build two dams downriver from the falls would flood the Batoka Gorge below the falls, wiping out...