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  • Ron Gardenhire is out as Twins manager

    09/29/2014 6:23:20 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    espn ^ | 9-29-14 | Derek Wetmore
    After 13 seasons, including six AL Central Division titles in a span of nine seasons, the Twins have parted ways with Gardenhire. The team lost 383 games in the past four season under Gardenhire, an average of more than 95 losses per season. The Twins confirmed that they will replace Gardenhire in 2015. The Twins said in the release that they will "immediately begin their search for a new manager, internally and externally." Gardenhire had one year remaining on his two-year extension signed last offseason. The rest of the coaching staff was retained at that time on one-year deals. The...
  • As Jeter steps off the stage the base-bile oozes out of those who don’t know how America works

    09/29/2014 10:15:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 42 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/29/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    For most of the last twenty years the rest of the Baseball world watched Derek Jeter and his team play in October. Yes time and the odds finally caught to the Yankees over the past few seasons and on a few occasions the tables have turned, but that was inevitable. Now Jeter is stepping away from baseball as one of the all-time greats of the game. He doesn’t sit on a tiny plateau at the top of baseball lore by default for being around a long time and being one of those who have besmirched and embarrassed baseball. He’s at...
  • Local host calls Derek Jeter 'a fraud' for 'Made in NY' ad

    09/20/2014 1:05:14 PM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 24 replies
    NESN ^ | Sep 20, 2014 | NESN
    Gatorade's new Derek Jeter commercial featuring the legendary shortstop walking to work and embracing New Yorkers seems to be getting positive reviews by everyone. Well, almost everyone. Chris Carlin, the co-host of SportsNet New York's "Loudmouths," isn't a big fan. Carlin called Jeter a "fraud" for doing the ad, saying that it's not reflective of who he actually is. He then called the rest of us "suckers" for buying into it. "It's that this has never been what Derek Jeter has been about," Carlin said. "He has been about the team — not me. He's never let us into his...
  • Ron Washington explains resignation (x-Rangers manager takes responsibility)

    09/19/2014 7:45:37 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | 09/18/2014 | Calvin Watkins
    Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said Thursday that he resigned earlier this month because he was "not true to my wife." "I was not true to my wife, after 42 years," Washington said as his wife, Gerry, sat nearby during the news conference. "I broke her trust. I'm here today to own that mistake and apologize to her, and to those I disappointed, and those who have trusted in me, and I let them down. "... Today, I'm at a very low time in my life. I'm sorry for breaking the trust that I had with my wife and...
  • Gatorade Made in New York ft. Derek Jeter

    09/18/2014 5:57:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/18/14
    Ahead of his final playing days, Derek Jeter soaks in the atmosphere on a walk in the Bronx.
  • Giancarlo Stanton's face - from his instagram

    09/16/2014 1:00:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    instagram ^ | 9-16-14 | G. Stanton
    This is what it looks like after you get hit in the face with a 90 mph fastball: "The Aftermath...Making huge progress!! Want to thank everyone who has played a part in my recovery">
  • Frank Torre, older brother of ... Joe and former Milwaukee Braves first baseman, dead at 82

    09/13/2014 7:03:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 13, 2014 | Bill Madden
    Frank Torre, older brother of Yankees Hall of Fame skipper Joe and former Milwaukee Braves first baseman, dead at 82 Though he was nine years older, Frank Torre, who broke into the majors with the Milwaukee Braves in 1956, served as a mentor to his younger brother growing up on Avenue T in Brooklyn, and later as a father figure after their parents split up.
  • Former Mets exec claims in suit she was fired for having baby out of wedlock

    09/10/2014 3:30:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Newsday ^ | September 10, 2014 | JOHN RILEY
    A former senior executive for the New York Mets charged that she was "humiliated" and eventually fired by chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon for having a baby out of wedlock in a new lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday. Leigh Castergine, who earned a six-figure salary as head of Mets Ticket Sales and Service Operations from 2010 to 2014, said that in one executive meeting she attended Wilpon brought up her pregnancy in a discussion of e-cigarette ads.
  • McClendon: MLB not reaching blacks

    09/07/2014 6:47:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 80 replies
    ESPN Dallas ^ | September 7, 2014 | Calvin Watkins
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Sunday he's concerned about the lack of African-American players and managers in baseball. In the last few weeks, two African-American managers left the game in Houston's Bo Porter, who was fired, and on Friday, Texas' Ron Washington resigned, leaving McClendon as the only black man as a manager.
  • Vin Scully to cut back on his 2015 Dodgers broadcast schedule

    09/03/2014 8:49:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 3, 2014 | Bill Shaikin
    <p>Scully said he has decided to skip road games, at least early in the season. In addition to the Dodgers' home games, the 86-year-old Scully currently travels with the team to Anaheim, Arizona, San Diego and San Francisco.</p> <p>"I’m going to go to Anaheim for sure," Scully said Tuesday night. "But I’m going to try to cut back on nights on the road. I really want to spend more time at home."</p>
  • Phillies with combined no hitter in ninth

    09/01/2014 1:19:40 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 69 replies
    1 out vs. Braves 2 outs
  • How Clayton Kershaw compares to the greatest pitchers in history

    08/26/2014 11:31:50 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    SB Nation ^ | August 26, 2014 | Marc Normandin
    Unless you don't know what baseball is or what its stats mean, you're aware that Clayton Kershaw is having an incredible season. That shouldn't be news to baseball fans, either; should Kershaw maintain his league-leading ERA, it would be the fourth year in a row he's claimed that title, and unless something changes radically this should be the third time in four years that he brings home a Cy Young Award, the sole exception having resulted in a second-place finish. All of these accomplishments have come before the lefty has turned 27 years old. That's clearly great without the benefit...
  • Let Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame already

    08/23/2014 11:08:25 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 137 replies
    cnn opinion ^ | aug 21st 2014 | Mike Downey
    By this point, you have made up your own mind, as so many of us have. You are from one of two camps. One is the "hasn't Pete suffered enough? The other is the "Pete got exactly what he deserved" I occupy the former.
  • Little League Final Four Set in 2014 LLWS

    08/22/2014 12:33:16 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 5 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 22, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Team
    By virtue of their victories in Williamsport today, Tokyo Kitasuna Little League (LL) from Japan and Jackie Robinson West LL of Chicago, Illinois earned the right to move on to Saturdays final four match ups in the 2014 LLWS. Japan shook off a lead-off home run from their opponents to secure their spot with a 12-1 victory over Mexico's Guadalupe Linda Vista LL in the days early game. In the evening US semi-final, Chicago capitalized on mistake filled first inning and withstood a gritty rally by Philadelphia's Taney Youth Baseball Association LL to hold on for a 6-5 win. Today's...
  • Pete Rose: 'I've Been Led to Believe That America Is a Forgiving Country'

    08/21/2014 10:40:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | August 21, 2014 | William Bigelow
    In a touching interview with Jeremy Schaap of ESPN, Pete Rose spoke of the reasons why he gambled on baseball, acknowledging he made a terrible mistake when he gambled and also erred in signing away his future when he was suspended. Prompted by Schaap, he concluded with a plea to Bud Selig to let him back in the game for which he has such a passion.
  • Kids Receive Speech To Remember (Rhode Island Little League coach - video)

    08/19/2014 9:12:16 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 5 replies
    espn ^ | 8-19-14 | n/a
    Was posted on another thread, but it's sort of buried now. Just a fantastic, perfect speech for 12-13 year olds.
  • Little League World Series photo gallery

    08/18/2014 9:30:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    Little League Baseball ^ | 8-18-14 | n/a
    This image below is from LLWS FB page - Sunday night Philly vs. Texas (32K attendance). The link takes you to the official LLWS page and a photo gallery.
  • (Rob) Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

    08/14/2014 4:04:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | August 14, 2014 | Ronald Blum
    Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday and will succeed Bud Selig in January. A labor lawyer who has worked for Major League Baseball since 1998, Manfred beat out Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner in the first contested vote for a new commissioner in 46 years. The third candidate, MLB Executive Vice President of Business Tim Brosnan, dropped out just before the start of voting.
  • Happy 75th Birthday, Little League

    08/08/2014 11:02:16 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 19 replies
    Parade Magazine ^ | 5-30-14 | Steve Rushin
    From the first pitch in 1939, Little League has given American kids a place to play — and dream. This week, award-winning sportswriter Steve Rushin pays tribute to the game that connects us all.As my 7-year-old plays softball on a diamond behind a firehouse in West Granby, Conn., she doesn’t know that Little League links her to children across the planet. She’s too busy trying, literally, to walk and chew gum at the same time.Nor does Maeve know that Little League, an organization that unites 2.4 million children around the world, celebrates its 75th anniversary on June 6. And it...
  • Rally Possum Inspires A’s To Walk-Off Win Over Rays

    08/05/2014 5:40:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Oakland A’s fans may be singing the praises of the rally possum at the Coliseum. Sure there have been sewage problems at the ballpark and various other issues, but none of them came before a game-winning rally in extra innings like this little marsupial did on Monday. But it was at the beginning of the inning after the first out, as centerfielder Sam Fuld walked up to the plate, that a possum went running along the warning track and vanished under the stands. Fuld would go on to a hit and later score the game-winning run for Oakland. Derek Norris...
  • Tiger Woods paid Anthony Galea $76K for 14 visits, new book says

    08/04/2014 12:04:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Golf ^ | July 08, 2014 | Pete Madden
    A new book about New York Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez's use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career includes revelations about another sports superstar: Tiger Woods. Released Tuesday, Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era, co-authored by Tim Elfrink of the Miami New Times and Gus-Garcia Roberts of Newsday, claims that the Canadian sports doctor Anthony Galea who treated Rodriguez also visited Woods 14 times between January and August 2009 and charged Woods a total of $76,012 as he recovered from knee surgery following his 2008 U.S. Open victory. Previous reports had identified only...
  • Marlins fume after new home-plate collision rule helps Reds get a win

    08/01/2014 6:09:08 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 63 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 8-1-14 | Mike Oz
    From manager Mike Redmond after the game: "To lose a ballgame tonight on that play is a joke. It's an absolute joke. I don't think anybody who plays this game should feel good about winning that game. And I would say that if had been reversed. That guy was out by 15 feet. It was a great baseball play. G threw a strike to Matty. He was out by 15 feet. He didn't slide because he couldn't slide because he was out by so far. And yet those guys in New York decided the outcome of that game ... "No...
  • Woman, 105, Makes History at Petco Park, San Diego Padres First Pitch

    07/21/2014 7:14:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 | R. Stickney
    San Diego Padres and Petco Park welcomed Agnes McKee to celebrate her 105th birthday in a very special wayAgnes McKee's birthday celebration wasn't just a first for her. It was also a first for Major League Baseball. At 105, McKee threw out the first pitch before Sunday’s San Diego Padres game and became the oldest person ever to throw out a ceremonial first pitch. “I haven’t thrown a ball in years,” she said before the game. “I do Wii Bowling which we do like this,” she said gesturing. “So it’s the same thing.” “Other than that, nothing on this scale...
  • Billy Bean hired by MLB as Ambassador For Inclusion,will lead gay inclusion program

    07/16/2014 5:22:11 AM PDT · by massmike · 47 replies
    outsports.com ^ | 07/16/2014 | Cyd Zeigler
    Major League Baseball has hired openly gay former ballplayer Billy Bean as their new Ambassador For Inclusion. Bean's job will be to assure all MLB stakeholders of an inclusive and equitable workplace and provide awareness and educational resources that help mandate the league's workplace code of conduct. "It's ironic that I am returning to baseball to help erase the same reason I left," Bean told Outsports in an exclusive interview. Bean left baseball in 1995 shortly after his then-partner passed away. Bean skipped his partner's funeral to play in a game for the Padres, lest someone discover he was gay.
  • MLB to honour gay pioneer Glenn Burke at all-star game

    07/15/2014 9:56:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 15, 2014 | Amanda Holpuch in New York
    Burke, who came out to team-mates in the 1970s and to the public in 1982, died of AIDS in 1995 aged just 42.More than two decades after Glenn Burke abruptly retired from Major League Baseball, the former LA Dodgers outfielder will be honored at Tuesday night’s all-star game as one of the few professional athletes to have come out. Burke's four-and-a-half year career is remembered for his charismatic attitude and the pressures he faced as a gay athlete in the late 1970s. Burke, who played for the Dodgers and the Oakland A's, was the first professional ball player to come...
  • ALL STAR BASEBALL AND EAST COAST SNOBBERY; WHERE'S VIN SCULLY? [Vanity]

    07/15/2014 7:05:46 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 51 replies
    July 15, 2014 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    All right, where's Vin Scully? He's the most iconic baseball announcer in the game's history, but has obviously been snubbed by the East coast liberal establishment. Where did Scully's career begin? With the Brooklyn Dodgers, but that STILL doesn't buy him a seat with the terrible announcers from back East at THIS All Star game. This is an outrage!
  • Giants Consider Ban on "Culturally Insensitive" Clothing at AT&T Park

    07/11/2014 11:25:17 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 37 replies
    NBC Gay Area ^ | 7-11-14 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    The San Francisco Giants are considering a new dress code for fans, which may include a ban on fake Native American headdresses and other “culturally insensitive” clothing. The proposal for a new dress code comes after two Native Americans were detained during a Giants game last month after asking a fan to remove a headdress they found disrespectful. If approved, the new policy could be a first for a major-league sports franchise,
  • Remembering Ruth's big league debut 100 years ago

    07/11/2014 10:16:44 AM PDT · by DFG · 4 replies
    mlb.com ^ | 07/11/2014 | Anthony Castrovince
    The train traveled overnight, carrying him from his roots to his calling. This was not a trip Babe Ruth planned, expected or even hoped to make. He was comfortable in his native Baltimore, still in awe of his surroundings after his exodus from an orphanage and reform school, still content pitching and pounding out home runs for a first-place Orioles team in the International League. But that team was sagging in attendance and bleeding money, and it had shipped three of its better assets -- Ruth, Ben Egan and Ernie Shore -- to the American League, to Boston, to recoup...
  • Jim Brosnan, Who Threw Literature a Curve, Dies at 84

    07/10/2014 10:16:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 4, 2014 | Bruce Weber
    Jim Brosnan, who achieved modest baseball success as a relief pitcher but gained greater fame and consequence in the game by writing about it, died on June 29 in Park Ridge, Ill. He was 84. The cause was an infection he developed while recovering from a stroke, his son, Timothy, said. In 1959, Brosnan, who played nine years in the major leagues, kept a diary of his experience as a pitcher, first with the St. Louis Cardinals and later, after a trade, with the Cincinnati Reds. Published the next year as "The Long Season," it was a new kind of...
  • Giants consider ban on ‘culturally inappropriate’ attire

    07/10/2014 12:52:36 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 29 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Wednesday, July 9 at 9:07pm | Kale Williams
    The [San Francisco] Giants are contemplating a new kind of dress code at AT&T Park, one that could keep certain types of politically incorrect gear out of the stadium. The proposal stems from a brouhaha that arose after a fan, who appeared to be Caucasian, donned a headdress at Native American Heritage Night. The fan was approached by two Native Americans who asked for the headdress and then refused to give it back, according to a report from USA Today.
  • The Origin of the Little League Baseball® World Series [75 years of Little League]

    07/09/2014 5:52:11 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    The Origin of the Little League Baseball® World Series Since its inception, Little League® has shown to be a microcosm of society, reflecting cultural and historical trends. In 75 years, the “idea” of Little League, devised in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, by Founder Carl E. Stotz in 1938, with its first season in 1939; has rewarded players, families, volunteers and communities with impactful life lessons centered around the games of baseball and softball. Understandably, the idea took some time to resonate. By 1946, there were only 12 leagues patterned after Mr. Stotz’s model. In 1947, Mr. Stotz and the first local Little...
  • Pete Rose Awaits His Return, 25 Years Into Exile

    07/07/2014 5:14:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 6, 2014 | TYLER KEPNER
    Pete Rose has a vision. Someday his career hits record will be tied, and he will respond with one final turn at bat. He will roll a single up the middle and crawl to first base for No. 4,257, reclaiming his title as Hit King. Rose related this fanciful dream on the phone the other day, at the end of a lively conversation. The problem with the story, obviously, is that he is 73 years old and has been barred from baseball since 1989. But there has to be a better ending out there, somehow. Life is good for Rose....
  • Baseball All-Star voting ends tonight, post your choices

    Voting for the starting position players for the MLB All-Star game ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern). The final rosters will have 34 players on a side, with all teams being represented. Factors I weigh in making my choices (in descending order): 1) How the guy is doing this year. 2) How he did last year. 3) How he did the last two or three years. 4) The guy's whole career. Here then are my choices, starters listed first, followed by backups: NATIONAL LEAGUE C: Lucroy, Molina, Posey 1B: Goldschmidt, Freeman, Rizzo, Morneau 2B: Utley, Murphy SS: Tulowitzki, Ramirez 3B:...
  • Belgium World Cup match draws more U.S. viewers than World Series

    07/03/2014 12:04:29 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 51 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Jul 2, 2014 | Reuters
    The more than 22 million watching on Tuesday beat the number of viewers - some 19 million - who tuned in to see the Boston Red Sox win the World Series last year.
  • Police: Pizza Delivery Man Beaten Badly in Possible 'Knockout Game'

    07/01/2014 6:07:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    WWLTV ^ | July 1, 2014
    A pizza delivery driver was severely beaten with a baseball bat while making a delivery Tuesday morning in the former B.W. Cooper housing project, according to the NOPD. The driver got out of the car in the 1300 block of South Prieur Street around 2 a.m. After asking a man waiting outside if he placed the order, the driver was beaten with a baseball bat. Nothing was taken, which has authorities wondering if the incident was a pizza delivery version of the ‘knockout game.’ The victim had to have staples put into his head and Domino’s has said it won’t...
  • Nationals-Cubs Preview (Double Header Today Because Of "Pride" Parade Tomorrow)

    06/28/2014 5:36:41 AM PDT · by raybbr · 11 replies
    Yahoo.Sports ^ | 6/28/2014 | PAUL DIGIACOMO
    The first scheduled doubleheader at Wrigley Field in 31 years will take place Saturday, and the Chicago Cubs will be facing the same franchise that they did then. Chicago's game scheduled for Sunday against the Washington Nationals was moved to Saturday as part of a day-night doubleheader after an offseason request by Alderman Tom Tunney, who was concerned about neighborhood traffic and congestion in connection with the city's annual Pride Parade. It is the first scheduled twinbill at Wrigley since July 4, 1983, against the Montreal Expos, who moved to Washington in 2005 and became the Nationals. It will also...
  • Tim Lincecum Throws No-Hitter vs. Padres. . . Again

    06/25/2014 6:57:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014
    He's done it again. For the second time in less than a year, Tim Lincecum has pitched a no-hitter against the weak-hitting San Diego Padres. Lincecum (6-5) allowed just one base runner: a second-inning walk of Chase Headley. He struck out six on 113 total pitches, using a big-breaking curve to set up his fastball. He also added two hits at the plate and scored two runs. The Giants won the game 4-0. Lincecum threw his other career no-hitter last July, also against the Padres. In last year's no-hitter, he walked four and struck out 13 on 148 pitches. The...
  • Why Non-Baseball Fans Should Love Tony Gwynn

    06/22/2014 4:37:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    The world lost not only one of the greatest baseball players of all-time this week, but one of the finest representatives for baseball, sports and humans of all kinds. The death of this wonderful man at the early age of 54-years-old was a loss for all of us. My first awareness of Tony Gwynn came early as he followed me by just one year after I graduated from San Diego State University. Fascinatingly, he came to the Aztecs as a highly-heralded basketball point guard and did not even play baseball at SDSU his first year. He became such a...
  • Baseball's Shrinking Gap Between Worst and First

    06/21/2014 5:07:02 AM PDT · by foreverfree · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/19/14 | Brian Costa
    A league that was once divided between the haves and the have-nots has become the united realm of the mediocre. Twenty teams have won between 45% and 55% of their games, nearly double the number that fell within that range at this point in 2013. And if the sport's hierarchy seems clear, try waiting a week. It may change.
  • Clayton Kershaw Pitches No-Hitter

    06/18/2014 10:15:35 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 34 replies
    sbnation.com ^ | June 18, 2014 | Eric Stephen
    Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw pitched the game of his life on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, pitching a no-hitter to beat the Rockies 8-0 at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw struck out a career-high 15 batters in the effort and walked none. The only batter to reach base all night was Corey Dickerson, who reached on a throwing error by Hanley Ramirez to open the seventh inning.
  • Bear Crashes Alaska Baseball Game [VIDEO]

    A baseball-loving bear stopped by an American Legion baseball game in Juneau, Alaska, on Sunday.An actual Bad News Bear interrupted an American Legion baseball game in Juneau, Alaska, on Sunday. Local Larry Johansen was filming the 5th inning of a game between West Post 1 and Juneau Post 25 when players spotted a large black bear walking along the outside of the fence. A caption to the YouTube video notes that officials halted the game until they "were sure what the bear's intentions were." Luckily, the furry baseball fan passed by the field without incident.
  • No Mitt, No Problem: Fan Catches Home Run Holding Baby at Giants-Rockies Game

    06/16/2014 6:24:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/16 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Photographer Jeff Chiu took this amazing photograph of a fan catching a home run with his left hand while holding a baby at Sunday's Giants-Rockies game at AT&T Park. Aaron Hernandez Due in Court to Seek Dismissal of Charge The catch came during the third inning. The fan later walked away calmly as people cheered him on, both baby and ball safe in his hands. Here's a close up of the moment. Best Father's Day catch ever? Video at site.
  • RIP Tony Gwynn

    06/16/2014 11:01:07 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 12 replies
    Google News Compendium | June 16, 2004
    Ton Gwynn passed away. He was 54. San Diego Padre Hall of Famer. One of the best hitters in baseball history. He wa diagnosed with salivary cancer about 4 years ago. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2604715/posts
  • Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies

    06/16/2014 8:41:57 AM PDT · by Borges · 53 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6/16/2014
    Tony Gwynn, who banged out 3,141 hits during a Hall of Fame career spanning 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres, has died of cancer at age 54, it was announced Monday.
  • Padres legend Tony Gwynn dies at 54

    06/16/2014 8:36:57 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    cbs8.com ^ | 6/16/14 | cbs8.com
    SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The San Diego Padres confirm this morning that baseball legend Tony Gwynn has died. The 54-year-old has been battling oral cancer for four years and has been plagued with additional health issues over the past several months.
  • DiMaggio and Sinatra: The Feud Between Two Italian-American Pathbreakers

    06/13/2014 5:47:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 13, 2014 | Michael Beschloss
    In March 1949, Joe DiMaggio posed in Yankee Stadium, smiling, with another famous Italian-American of his era — each in his professional uniform — but their friendship would not endure. On the evening of Nov. 5, 1954, the Yankee Clipper and Frank Sinatra hastily got up from dinner with friends at the Villa Capri in Hollywood and drove to a little apartment house at Kilkea Drive and Waring Avenue. DiMaggio was being divorced by Marilyn Monroe, his wife of less than a year. A private investigator, Barney Ruditsky, had called to report that she was there with another man. When...
  • Don Mattingly has the worst job in baseball

    06/10/2014 1:34:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    SB Nation ^ | June 10, 2014 | Grant Brisbee
    You don't feel sorry for Don Mattingly. He manages a financial bully, and no one likes financial bullies in baseball. The Dodgers didn't just start spending more than every other team, they made a point to be proud of it and remind us every third day. They had a We're The New Yankees debutante ball, and everyone who attended got a gift bag with an iPad in it. There are 500 different baseball people you should feel sorry for before Mattingly. In this article, I will attempt to make you feel sorry for Don Mattingly.
  • Former Cy Young Award Winner Bob Welch Dies at 57

    06/10/2014 11:55:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Bob Welch, a former Cy Young Award winner and the last Major League pitcher to win at least 25 games in a season, has passed away at the age of 57, the Oakland Athletics announced Tuesday. Welch, a two-time All-Star who posted a 27-6 record as the Cy Young Award winner on the Athletics' 1990 American League championship team, passed away in Seal Beach, Monday night. Cause of death was unavailable. "We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Bob Welch," said A's President Michael Crowley. "He was a legendary pitcher who enjoyed many of his best seasons with...
  • Murder Victim's Rendition of National Anthem to Open Major League Baseball Game

    06/06/2014 9:28:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 06, 2014 | Eric ShawN
    Of the 2,430 Major League Baseball games this season that will open with the singing of the national anthem, one performance this weekend will carry a special emotional tribute and resonate with inspiration and faith. On Saturday night, when the New York Yankees take the field against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, the familiar tune will be sung by 14-year-old Reat Griffin Underwood.
  • Baseball legend Don Zimmer dies

    06/04/2014 6:31:13 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 3 replies
    AP via ESPN News ^ | 6/4/2014 | AP
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays say former major league manager, coach and player Don Zimmer has died. He was 83. Zimmer died Wednesday. He had been in a rehabilitation center in Florida since having heart surgery in mid-April.