| Dec 16, 2014
| 1:31 PM
With third baseman Chase Headley signing a four-year contract with the New York Yankees on Monday, it appears that Alex Rodriguez will be relegated to designated hitter duties when he returns next spring.
The 39-year-old Rodriguez sat out last season...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 8:07 PM
The Baseball Hall of Fame's Golden Era committee announced last month that it had elected no one to the Hall. Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Bob Howsam, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva, Billy Pierce, Luis Tiant and Maury Wills were the candidates,...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 11:00 AM
A Rancho Mirage home formerly owned by Ralph Kiner, the late Hall of Fame baseball player and New York Mets broadcaster, has come to market in Rancho Mirage for $789,900.
The desert dwelling, with valley and mountain views, features a four-bedroom...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 3:34 PM
In 1999-2000, Pedro Martinez went 41-10 with a 1.90 ERA and 597 strikeouts.
BOSTON — As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Are you one of those who likes to spar over sports trivia? Then take this quiz and see how well you score with trivia about our Lehigh Valley-area athletes and teams.
The answers are at the end. No cheating.
1. Bethlehem's Steve Meilinger played for...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:50 PM
The New York Yankees acquired right-handed pitcher Gonzalez Germen from the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations on Friday.
Germen, 27, did not record a decision in 25 relief appearances with the Mets in 2014, posting a 4.75 ERA over 30 1/3...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:19 PM
The Orioles will get their first glimpse of a few newcomers to the organization, including Rule 5 selections Jason Garcia and Logan Verrett, during next week’s minicamp in Sarasota, Fla.
Among the pitchers scheduled to attend the minicamp, which...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:19 PM
NEW YORK — Eleven months after Roger Clemens left Boston to embark on the twilight of his career, Pedro Martinez arrived as the new pitching ace of the Red Sox.
Over the next seven seasons, Martinez was among the best pitchers in baseball while...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national nonprofit organization focused on vision-saving research, hosted its biennial Visions Ball Oct. 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.
Rob Stafford of WMAQ-Channel 5 served as master of ceremonies. Musician...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:25 AM
With the trading of Marlon Byrd, Jimmy Rollins and Antonio Bastardo, the Phillies have shown they are committed to rebuilding and starting a youth movement in Philadelphia.
Although, with the shape of their roster, the contracts they've handed out and...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Sy Berger, the man who came up with the basic design for baseball cards as you know them today — or, at least, as you knew them before the industry got really wacky — died Sunday of natural causes. He was 91. Berger, who worked for Topps for...