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The Tribune's White Sox beat writer answers reader questions throughout the season. This week, Joe Crede and Josh Fields, A.J. Pierzynski, Jose Contreras and lots of talk about trades and next season. Mark: Why doesn't Tadahito Iguchi fall under the same...
Sun ReporterNoteworthy home runs 1. Sept. 6, 1995, against the California Angels' Shawn Boskie. Who cares if it was a meatball served up in a 2-1 game? On the night he broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive-games streak, with the world watching and flashes popping, Ripken...
Source: Associated PressJuly 20 1925 -- Brooklyn's Dazzy Vance struck out 17 batters as the Dodgers tripped the Cubs 4-3 in 10 innings. 1933 -- Babe Herman hit three home runs, including a grand slam, to pace the Cubs in a 10-1 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley...
Tribune staff reporterThe White Sox's dominance over the National League Central nearly received a black eye Tuesday night. But thanks to Jim Thome's roots at first base, the Sox persevered in a 4-2 interleague victory overt the Pirates that had some harrowing moments despite...
Tags: Piracy, Joe Crede, Boston Red Sox, Mark Buehrle, Craig Wilson
Tribune staff reporterLike an off-Broadway play that needs some tinkering, the Cubs have proven they are not quite ready for prime time. A 2-0 loss Saturday to the New York Mets by the Cubs, their fourth in a row, left them two games below .500 and searching for answers. The...
Tribune staff reporterAs far as the White Sox were concerned Thursday, it's time to move on after their 7-6 interleague loss enabled Pittsburgh to snap a franchise record 13-game losing streak. But there was just one lingering issue before the Sox departed for Wrigley Field...
Sentinel Staff WriterFearing that looters might descend on their hurricane-ravished business, Roberto and Ana Hernandez have moved into a van parked outside their Kissimmee auto-repair shop. "We have to watch over our property," said Roberto Hernandez, 43. "You can't measure...
Tags: Kissimmee, Natural Disasters, Death, Vehicles, Family
Sun StaffFifteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons. Cal Ripken suffered two breaks in 1996 - one to his nose, another to his streak of consecutive starts at the same position. The season ended with Ripken in the American League...
Cal Ripken's first major-league hit came against Dennis Lamp of the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 16, 1981. His last hit came against Frank Castillo of the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Oct. 5, 2001. Ripken finished his career with 3,184...
Tribune Baseball ReporterSTARTING PITCHING The Dodgers were the only National League team with more effective starters than the Cubs in the regular season. The guys at the front of the Cubs' rotation, Kerry Wood and Mark Prior, ended the season strongly. With Wood, scheduled to...
Tribune baseball reporterImagine the shock for an Atlanta Braves fan who spent the winter abroad without giving his favorite team a second thought. Hey, that isn't Tom Glavine in a New York Mets uniform, is it? And what's the deal with Kevin Millwood wearing that Phillies cap?...
Tribune baseball reporterIf it's not broken, don't fix it. Who could begrudge Anaheim Angels general manager Bill Stoneman a restful winter? After all, the Angels' ultraimpressive run through the playoffs should not be viewed as the doing of the Rally Monkey or any other Disney-...
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