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  • Dottie Pepper's father, Don, played in majors briefly

     
    Father's day note: NBC golf reporter Dottie Pepper's father, Don, played four games for the 1966 Tigers, going 0-for-3. He appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1968 with four other projected top rookies: Johnny Bench, Mike Torrez, Cisco...
  • Derek Jeter Is Still Playing The Game The Right Way

    Derek Jeter Is Still Playing The Game The Right Way
    Once upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness. Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...

    Pilots honor former Baby Dodgers GM Zodda

    Pilots honor former Baby Dodgers GM Zodda
    Vic Zodda still knows talent when he sees it. About three weeks shy of 90, this Peninsula baseball pioneer watched the hometown team Tuesday at War Memorial Stadium, and when Pilots catcher Chris Cowell uncorked a throw to second base, Zodda took...

    Reds, Dodgers in a Wild Doubleheader

     
    Aug. 10, 1970 : The Dodgers blew up the record book and challenged their fans' endurance during a wild doubleheader, using 35 hits to sweep the Cincinnati Reds, 7-3 and 13-3. The Dodgers had 26 singles, seven doubles and two triples. Willie Davis, Maury...

    Baseball card collection in search of its owner

     
    With the baseball playoffs underway, it is somehow heartening to see a press release from the metro D.C. police department timed so perfectly. The headline: Police Seek to Reunite Collector with Baseball Cards. The lead paragraph: Officers from the...