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  • Two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay retires after 16 seasons

    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....
  • Rockies' Walt Weiss is getting on-the-job training

    Rockies' Walt Weiss is getting on-the-job training
    DENVER — Fourteen months ago, Walt Weiss was managing Regis Jesuit High of Aurora, Colo., to a playoff semifinal game. Today, he's managing the Colorado Rockies toward what he hopes will be a National League playoff berth. Asked to compare the...
  • Clayton Kershaw to host charity ping-pong event

    Clayton Kershaw to host charity ping-pong event
    Clayton Kershaw, who won the Dodgers’ spring training table tennis tournament handily, will play host to a charity ping-pong event Aug. 29 at Dodger Stadium. “Ping Pong 4 Purpose” will benefit the pitcher’s nonprofit foundation,...
  • Former umpire Frank Pulli dies at 78

    Former umpire Frank Pulli dies at 78
    Longtime major league umpire Frank Pulli, who used instant replay to make a call nearly a decade before video reviews were allowed, has died at Palm Harbor, Fla. He was 78. “He was ahead of his time,” Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez, involved...
  • MLB considering a huge expansion of instant-replay reviews

    MLB considering a huge expansion of instant-replay reviews
    On the heels of two controversial calls that angered fans in two cities, Major League Baseball appears to have decided on an expansion of instant-replay review by umpires in time for the 2014 season. Commissioner Bud Selig has gone on record in past...
  • Could Tony La Russa replace Don Mattingly as Dodgers manager?

    Could Tony La Russa replace Don Mattingly as Dodgers manager?
    ST. LOUIS -- If the Dodgers don’t retain Don Mattingly as their manager next season, could they replace him with Tony La Russa? It doesn’t sound like it, based on what La Russa said Saturday at a news conference before Game 2 of the...
  • Tony La Russa on Albert Pujols: If healthy, there's no better hitter

    Tony La Russa on Albert Pujols: If healthy, there's no better hitter
    ST. LOUIS---Miguel Cabrera might be the best hitter in baseball, but the Angels might have someone just as good in their lineup next season. And, no, Tony La Russa was not talking about Mike Trout. For the first 11 years of his career, Albert Pujols...
  • Cardinals rookie Kolten Wong begins life after the pickoff

    Cardinals rookie Kolten Wong begins life after the pickoff
    ST. LOUIS – In the ninth inning, the manager called for a pinch-runner. The pinch-runner was playing in his first World Series. He took first base. He took his lead. And, with all of America watching him for the first time in his life, he was...
  • Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa head latest Hall of Fame ballot

    Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa head latest Hall of Fame ballot
    What if the Hall of Fame held an induction ceremony and no one came? That was painfully close to the truth last July, after the Baseball Writers Assn. of America rejected all the players presented for election. There were three inductees, selected by...
  • Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas elected to baseball Hall of Fame

    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...
  • Frustración en Houston por dejar a Biggio fuera del Salón de la Fama

    Frustración en Houston por dejar a Biggio fuera del Salón de la Fama
    Houston (EEUU), 9 ene (EFE).- Los seguidores de los Astros de Houston mostraron su frustración al ver como un año más, el exjugador del equipo Craig Biggio, todo un símbolo dentro de la franquicia volvió a quedar fuera de los elegidos para estar en el...