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  • Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax head all-time All-Star team

    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). There were 8,608 ballots cast, and some interesting choices, so without further ado, here is your team:
  • MLB hires Bean as 'Ambassador for Inclusion'

    The Sports Xchange MLB hires Bean as 'Ambassador for Inclusion' In the wake of Jason Collins becoming the first openly gay NBA player and Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay player selected in the NFL Draft, Major League Baseball took a step...

    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...

    Sam Donnellon: Civic Leader changed society on the baseball diamond

    He was Martin Luther King one day, Malcolm X another, Jackie Robinson the day after that. Nearly 100 years before each man carved his indelible mark on the tree of American history, Octavius V. Catto hacked away at it, as well, blazing a zealot's trail...

    Vin Scully stays up to date with his no-hitter calls

    Vin Scully stays up to date with his no-hitter calls
    The sense of drama, and of the precise words to describe it, distinguishes Vin Scully from his peers. If only we were as precise with our language as Scully is with his. He truly has no peer. For all the accolades over all the decades, he has changed...