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  • In the year of '42,' a World Series with one African American player

    In the year of '42,' a World Series with one African American player
    ST. LOUIS -- In the year that the movie "42" dramatized the story of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, the number of African Americans playing in the World Series is the same as the number playing in the major leagues when Robinson made...
  • Cardinals hero David Eckstein: Wins & losses 'only stat' that matters

    Cardinals hero David Eckstein: Wins & losses 'only stat' that matters
    ST. LOUIS -- For the hard-core baseball fan, this was the finest in inside humor. On last week's episode of the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation," the fake law firm name was "Babip, Pecota, Vorp and Eckstein," a nod to three sabermetric concepts and David...
  • To Cardinals, with love, from the family of Enos Slaughter

    To Cardinals, with love, from the family of Enos Slaughter
    ST. LOUIS — This is the fourth time the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox have met in the World Series. The Cardinals won the first meeting, in 1946, on the "Mad Dash" from first base to home plate by Hall of Fame outfielder Enos Slaughter....
  • Dodgers' Tim Wallach talks to Detroit Tigers about manager's job

    Dodgers' Tim Wallach talks to Detroit Tigers about manager's job
    Dodgers coach Tim Wallach said Friday that he has spoken with the Detroit Tigers about their managerial vacancy. Dave Dombrowski, the Tigers' president and general manager, served as general manager of the Montreal Expos from 1988-91. Wallach was the...
  • David Ortiz's move complicates things for Red Sox

    David Ortiz's move complicates things for Red Sox
    ST. LOUIS — Pitching aside, Boston's margin for error in the next three games of the World Series could be razor thin. Because the Red Sox are one of the few teams that use one player — David Ortiz — exclusively as the designated...
  • Cardinals hit to the situation; Red Sox wear down pitchers

    Cardinals hit to the situation; Red Sox wear down pitchers
    Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis will be offering his analysis throughout the World Series. Ellis, 32, recently completed his second full season as a starter for the Dodgers by batting .333 in a National League division series against the Atlanta Braves and...
  • GM John Mozeliak is the mover and shaker behind Cardinals' success

    GM John Mozeliak is the mover and shaker behind Cardinals' success
    ST. LOUIS — During John Mozeliak's six-year reign, the Cardinals general manager has traded popular center fielder Jim Edmonds, held firm in his contract offer that resulted in slugger Albert Pujols' leaving, and sent perennial prospect Colby Rasmus...
  • Letters: Dodgers try to manage a crisis

    Letters: Dodgers try to manage a crisis
    The answer to the Dodgers' managerial question is obvious. Sign Don Mattingly to a long-term deal and shore up his only shortcoming by hiring as his bench coach the one man who never has made an in-game decision that didn't work out: Bill Plaschke. Bart...
  • Watch James Taylor mess up national anthem before World Series Game 2

    Watch James Taylor mess up national anthem before World Series Game 2
    James Taylor got a little mixed up. The Boston-born singer was set to perform two songs at Thursday's Game 2 of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park -- "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the game and "America...
  • Mariano Rivera given commissioner's award before World Series Game 2

    Mariano Rivera given commissioner's award before World Series Game 2
    BOSTON -- Mariano Rivera was given the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night at Fenway Park. Rivera, the legendary New York Yankees closer who retired after the regular season, was honored on the...
  • Dodgers' sale increased valuations of MLB teams by 35%

    Dodgers' sale increased valuations of MLB teams by 35%
    Notice to the 29 other major league baseball clubs: Gushing thank-you notes to the Dodgers can be addressed to Guggenheim Baseball Management, 1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles CA 90012. A small token of your appreciation would probably be welcomed,...