| Jul 4, 2011
| 6:38 PM
He is Mr. November, and every other month in which Major League Baseball is played.
He has more hits than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a higher career batting average than Mickey Mantle and a higher postseason average than Joe DiMaggio.
And it won't be...
| Jul 10, 2011
The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Don Van Natta Jr.
Little, Brown: 404 pp., $27.99
So do you know who made the Top 10 when ESPN chose its 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century? Here they are: (1) Michael Jordan....
| Feb 27, 2011
| 2:03 PM
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement regarding the passing of Hall of Famer Duke Snider at the age of 84:
"Duke Snider was a great human being, an extraordinary Hall of Fame player and an integral part of Dodger...
| Oct 23, 2010
| 8:54 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - San Francisco's in for a treat. The Giants are heading to the World Series.
Juan Uribe hit a tiebreaking homer off Ryan Madson with two outs in the eighth inning and the Giants held off the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Saturday night...
| Oct 27, 2010
Tim Lincecum spent all of August trying to figure things out. Come Game 1 of the World Series, it took the Giants ace only a couple of innings to steady himself.
The Freak found a way in his most important outing yet, pitching San Francisco past the...
| Nov 1, 2010
| 9:02 PM
The prize that eluded Willie and Barry
at long last belongs to the San Francisco Giants, thanks to a band
of self-described castoffs and misfits and their shaggy-haired ace.
Tim Lincecum, Edgar Renteria and the Giants won the World Series
| Nov 9, 2010
| 11:30 PM
The Auburn Tigers found themselves defending quarterback Cam Newton for the second time in five days, this time sticking up for the Heisman hopeful against allegations of academic cheating when he was at Florida.
In addition, ESPN reported on its website...
| Mar 31, 2011
Five years ago, on the eve of the 2006 baseball season, I put together a list of nine favorite baseball books — one for each inning, one for every player on the field. Such a list was not meant to be definitive (how could it be?), but since then I'...
| Apr 3, 2011
Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella
Simon & Schuster: 516 pp., $28
He was a three-time National League most valuable player, an eight-time All-Star, and played in five World Series, but Roy Campanella was something else when the Dodgers...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 9:07 AM
Most topics can be explained in 18.5 hours, but not baseball.
It's so much more than a game with a winner and loser; it's the hope, philosophy and history of a nation's spirit played out on a diamond. Persisting into the bottom of the ninth, with...
| May 14, 2012
| 3:10 PM
Brooks Robinson owned third base. Still does. At his sendoff in 1977 — a "Thanks, Brooks" Day at a packed Memorial Stadium — Robinson's successor, Doug DeCinces, removed third base from its moorings and presented it to the Orioles veteran....