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Willie McCovey

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  • Baseball's paradise lost in Arizona

    Baseball's paradise lost in Arizona
    CASA GRANDE, Arizona — Baseball abandoned Casa Grande, so Casa Grande abandoned baseball. In 1961, San Francisco Giants owner Horace Stoneham opened a state-of-the-art training facility in this city, between Phoenix and Tucson in south central...
  • From 2008: '69 game still classic to Santo

    These Cubs are playing like it's 1969, and that might not be a dire predicament if they can finish the way they started. Ron Santo vividly recalls this city's exuberance when five Cubs headed to the All-Star Game at RFK Stadium in Washington on July 23,...
  • Ron Darling talks to Tom Seaver, Johan Santana

     
    Ron Darling sits down with Tom Seaver and Johan Santana for a joint interview that will debut at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on SNY. Click below for extensive highlights from the show that SNY was kind enough to send along. Nothing......
  • Hunter, Lowell among Hutch Award nominees

     
    The Angels' Torii Hunter and Boston's Mike Lowell are among 10 finalists for the prestigious Hutch Award, given annually to the major league player who best exemplifies the honor, courage and dedication of former big league manager Fred Hutchinson....
  • Dodgers had little intention for intentional walks in '74

     
    Intentional walks become magnified in the playoffs. As recently as two days ago, a free free pass issued to the Angels' Torii Hunter set up Vladimir Guerrero for an American League Division Series-winning hit ??? and set up a bunch......
  • Jackie Robinson can't sub for Barry Bonds

    April 15, by decree of Major League Baseball, will be Jackie Robinson Day. On Sunday, a player on each big league team will be designated to wear Robinson's uniform number, 42. The Dodgers, Robinson's club in its Brooklyn incarnation, intend to go one...
  • Laughs and baseball at the Festival of Books

     
    Only the following statement would be funny to baseball fans: “Barry Bonds took steroids, but so did Marvin Benard.” That is exactly why the audience of mostly baseball fans laughed when Dan Fost said it at the panel titled “Baseball:......
  • A Foggy Night for the Dodgers

     
    July 16, 1960: The Dodgers weathered a rough night in San Francisco and beat the Giants, 5-3. Home plate umpire Frank Dascoli stopped the game in the second when a bank of fog moved in and he apparently couldn't see the outfielders. In the first inning,...
  • Thome powers White Sox past Angels

    Thome powers White Sox past Angels
    There's an air of invincibility swirling around U.S. Cellular Field. No matter how difficult the opponent or obstacle, the White Sox have found ways recently to overcome them. Led by Jim Thome's two home runs and Gavin Floyd's steady pitching, the Sox...
  • Thome homer ends marathon White Sox victory over Angels

    Thome homer ends marathon White Sox victory over Angels
    Redemption was never so sweet as it was for Jim Thome and the White Sox on Saturday night. After going hitless in five previous at-bats and striking out with the winning run at third base in the 10th inning, Thome launched a home run with one out in...
  • Yea for York

    He still remembers the first professional uniform he ever wore. He was 18 years old, fresh off the bus from Arkansas. The jersey said White Roses across the chest. In his first pro game, the public address announcer in York, Pa., announced the team's...