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  • Thinning the Baseball Hall of Fame herd: 94 who should NOT be in

    Thinning the Baseball Hall of Fame herd: 94 who should NOT be in
    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...
  • Thomas thanks many in heartfelt Hall of Fame speech

    Thomas thanks many in heartfelt Hall of Fame speech
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — If you didn't get thanked by Frank Thomas on Sunday, please raise your hand. In a heartfelt speech at his Hall of Fame induction, Thomas made sure not to slight any of his favorite former teammates, coaches or other employees...
  • 'Lucky' La Russa among six inducted into baseball Hall of Fame

    'Lucky' La Russa among six inducted into baseball Hall of Fame
    "Being really lucky is a Hall of Fame credential," former manager Tony La Russa said Sunday during the annual ceremonies in Cooperstown that inducted La Russa and five others into Baseball's Hall of Fame. … The NFL is defending the two-game...
  • Torre feels 'terrible' for not mentioning 'Boss' in speech

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Manager Joe Torre made a point to tell reporters after his Hall of Fame speech that he forgot to mention late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. The omission was accidental, but Torre's rough ending as Yankees manager under...
  • Don't expect rant from Frank Thomas in Hall of Fame speech

     Don't expect rant from Frank Thomas in Hall of Fame speech
    Two weeks before his Hall of Fame induction, Frank Thomas is busy putting the finishing touches on his speech. There will be no designated writer brought in to refine Thomas' thoughts. It will be 100 percent pure, unfiltered Frank, just the way he was...
  • The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

    Jim Peltz ranks Major League Baseball's 30 teams. Last week’s rankings are in parentheses, Statistics are through Friday’s games. 1. OAKLAND: The A’s have baseball’s best winning percentage (.624) and have won seven of their last...
  • Tigers still reaping rewards from '09 trade that netted Scherzer, Jackson

    All three teams got something positive out of the deal. But only the Tigers are still reaping the benefits of a 2009 trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees. The Diamondbacks, who are hosting the Tigers for three games this week, have...
  • Dodgers lose 18-7 as Arizona tags Clayton Kershaw for seven-run second

    It’s Tony La Russa, baseball genius! Hey, it’s no more a reach than any other explanation for Clayton Kershaw’s incredible meltdown. The Diamondbacks hired La Russa as their new Big Enchilada of Baseball earlier Saturday, and then...
  • Albert Pujols, closing in on 500 homers, showed greatness at early age

    DETROIT — Mark McGwire was in the twilight of his career in 2001, willing his broken-down body through one final season with the St. Louis Cardinals, when a strapping young buck named Albert Pujols, just two years removed from being the 402nd...
  • Diamondbacks exec Tony La Russa buys Danville home

    Tony La Russa made a deal to return to baseball in May when he agreed to join the Arizona Diamondbacks front office. However, earlier in the year, the former manager was making another sort of deal: buying a house in Danville, Calif., for $1.233 million....
  • Remembering the Dodgers' Bob Welch, weaver of World Series dreams

    Lives are never meant to be defined by single moments, but sometimes they’re just so overwhelming they sear themselves deep into the memory, impossible to separate from the individual. Bob Welch’s life was made up of many memorable moments,...