| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Baseball's All-Star Game meant a great deal to me when I was a young fan.
So it saddens me to see what an embattled institution it's become. The numbers are undeniable. As SI.com's Richard Deitsch noted Monday, last year’s television audience of...
| 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 17, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Trade deadline day has morphed into a TV show in recent years, with MLB Network providing up-to-the-minute coverage of deals and rumors in the final hours before the deadline.
But A's general manager Billy Beane and Cubs President Theo Epstein concocted...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:23 PM
"Andre Dawson," Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully once said, "has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day. Aren't we all?" Yes, so use some of your remaining time constructively by identifying the player or players who:
(1) Won three batting titles by...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:17 PM
He provided the Dodgers with an iconic moment: a fresh-faced rookie blowing away baseball's most feared hitter in a David vs. Goliath World Series duel before a roaring capacity crowd in Chavez Ravine.
Bob Welch striking out the New York Yankees' Reggie...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:05 PM
A cool breeze has swept over the North and South sides the past couple of months, but it's not coming off the lake and it's anything but refreshing.
The gush of wind stems from the bats of White Sox and Cubs players who have turned Chicago into the...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:21 PM
Mike Trout is the leading American League vote-getter in early balloting for the July 15 All-Star game in Minnesota, another indication of the Angels center fielder's growing national profile and ability to connect with fans.
"It feels good to get all...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Former Dodgers and Oakland A's pitcher Bob Welch, who famously struck out Reggie Jackson as a 21-year-old rookie in Game 2 of the 1978 World Series, died at age 57, the A's announced Tuesday. The cause of death was not released.
“The Los Angeles...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Bob Welch's passing, for any Dodgers fan of age, calls to mind a classic World Series matchup — one with all the trappings.
Dodgers vs. Yankees.
Two outs, top of the ninth. Tying run at second, go-ahead run at first.
| Mar 27, 2014
| 11:34 PM
Record: 108-54 Place: First in American League East
Postseason: Beat Cincinnati Reds in World Series (4-1) Manager: Earl Weaver
Most Valuable Oriole: Boog Powell Batting leader: Frank Robinson (.306)
Home run leader: Boog Powell (35) RBI...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:15 PM
We should all be so fortunate to be able to retire at age 27 and embark on an international quest to experience a world full of fun and privilege, but Michael Phelps — quite predictably — has come to realize that living the good life isn't...