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  • Mariano Rivera sets saves record

     
    Yankees closer Mariano Rivera set the major league record with his 602nd career save, pitching a perfect ninth inning Monday to preserve New York's 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins. With fans in Yankee Stadium standing and cheering from his...
  • 'Reckless' Richards cracks open O's coffers

    In seven years with the Orioles, Paul Richards made the largest trade in baseball history, signed Brooks Robinson, invented the oversized catcher's mitt and preached a pitching-and-defense philosophy that defined the Orioles for years after he was gone....

    Hall of Fame Orioles

    Eddie Murray will be the 11th modern Oriole in the Hall of Fame, joining Luis Aparicio, Reggie Jackson, George Kell, Lee MacPhail, Jim Palmer, Robin Roberts, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Earl Weaver and Hoyt Wilhelm. A capsule look at the four who...

    In nest of zanies, 3 stood out

    A pitcher whose repertoire included smoke bombs, sneezing powder and live snakes. A catcher who bought cattle during road trips and hauled livestock in his Cadillac. An outfielder known to run the bases backward and spout maxims like, "This year I'm...

    From the archives: Skowron revels in storytelling as he battles lung cancer

    From the archives: Skowron revels in storytelling as he battles lung cancer
    This story was first published in the Tribune on May 22, 2011. The voice is softer now but as affable and entertaining as ever. Moose Skowron still has many, many tales to tell. Like the night Marilyn Monroe was flirting -- only not with Skowron, nor...