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  • Feisty Jimmy Piersall, 84, still full of opinions

    Feisty Jimmy Piersall, 84, still full of opinions
    The man who talked himself out of baseball jobs on both sides of town was still talking. Our cellphone call had long ago been dropped due to the accidental push of a button on his end, so whatever Jimmy Piersall was saying to me was only being heard...
  • Saturday night game: Arizona beats Phillies in 10 innings

    By Mike Wisniewski, The Sports Xchange PHILADELPHIA — In a game that featured a dozen runs and 29 hits through nine innings, extra innings didn't figure to last too long. Martin Prado had the game-winning sacrifice fly and pinch-hitter Nick...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Greg Maddux, un genio de la precisión

    Greg Maddux, un genio de la precisión
    Siempre consideré a Greg Maddux como un lanzador aburrido. Ahora reconozco que lo consideraba aburrido, soporífero, repetitivo o predecible era en realidad perfección en su expresión más genuina. Maddux, quien ingresó al Salón de la Fama del béisbol...
  • Two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay retires after 16 seasons

    Roy Halladay will never appear in the World Series. Still, he left behind a list of accomplishments that not many other major league pitchers can boast when he retired Monday after 16 seasons -- 12 with Toronto and the final four with Philadelphia....
  • Baseball Hall of Fame back to normal elections, sort of

    Baseball Hall of Fame back to normal elections, sort of
    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...
  • Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox, Joe Torre elected to baseball Hall of Fame

    Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox, Joe Torre elected to baseball Hall of Fame
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox  and Joe Torre -- three of baseball’s most decorated managers -- were unanimously selected Monday for induction to the Hall of Fame. The announcement sets the stage for what could be one of the...
  • Joe Torre, union rip exclusion of Marvin Miller from Hall of Fame

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.--The absurdity continues. Even in death, Marvin Miller cannot get elected to the Hall of Fame. The leader who built the Major League Baseball Players Assn. into the powerhouse of sports unions was rejected again Monday, when a...
  • Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas elected to baseball Hall of Fame

    Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, a pair of 300-game winners renowned for a decade of excellence atop the Atlanta Braves’ starting rotation, and Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas were elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday by the Baseball...