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Willie Mays

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  • In a blink, Hall uncertain

    Citing a confidentiality agreement with Major League Baseball repeatedly during a 25-minute teleconference yesterday, Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro avoided specific questions about when and what he might have taken that triggered a failed steroids...
  • Palmeiro suspended

    Five months after adamantly denying before Congress that he had used steroids, Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro has been suspended for violating Major League Baseball's policy on the banned substance. The suspension, announced yesterday, will last...
  • One last hit parade

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Two months ago, Cal Ripken looked like everything he never wanted to be. He was batting a meager .210 on the June afternoon when he announced he would retire at the end of this season, a part-time third baseman playing out the...
  • Hitting his mark

    SEATTLE - The list is so impressive that it humbles a likely first-ballot Hall of Fame player. Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro recites the names - Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Eddie Murray - and says he doesn't belong in their class. But a run-...
  • 3000

    SEATTLE - The emotionless cucumber-cool ballplayer, the man who never gets too high or too low, sat in the visitors' dugout with a towel draping his face. His chest heaved while he held that towel tightly to his mug, experiencing the most private of...
  • Callers ringing up Palmeiro include one fan named Bush

    SEATTLE - The morning after securing baseball immortality with his 3,000th career hit, Rafael Palmeiro was in his hotel room playing telephone operator. He said he received "40 to 50" calls and voice-mail messages from friends and family offering...
  • Hit man

    The shaggy-haired teen lines a pitch into the outfield, and the ping from his aluminum bat echoes throughout an empty Camden Yards. The slightly graying, 40-year-old man on the pitcher's mound offers encouragement and throws again, prompting another...
  • A man of meager beginnings, Sammy Sosa won over the baseball world and then lost it

    A man of meager beginnings, Sammy Sosa won over the baseball world and then lost it
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The man does not do still. He will not -- cannot -- stop moving. Not for anyone. He has tried before, but it is much too difficult. Even when he is relaxed, he is laughing, fidgeting, speaking rapidly and making wild gestures with...