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  • Albert Pujols, closing in on 500 homers, showed greatness at early age

    Albert Pujols, closing in on 500 homers, showed greatness at early age
    DETROIT — Mark McGwire was in the twilight of his career in 2001, willing his broken-down body through one final season with the St. Louis Cardinals, when a strapping young buck named Albert Pujols, just two years removed from being the 402nd overall pick in the draft, started tearing it up in spring training.
  • An Angels offensive on updating defense

    An Angels offensive on updating defense
    As the Angels prepared for the 2002 World Series, bench coach Joe Maddon looked at the spray charts and came to a radical conclusion: If the Angels wanted to align their defense based on where Barry Bonds most commonly hit the ball, they should play three...

    Angels third baseman David Freese may find new defensive purpose

    Angels third baseman David Freese may find new defensive purpose
    MESA, Ariz. — It wasn't quite a stump speech for a David Freese Gold Glove Award campaign, but it was a ringing endorsement in the eyes of the Angels' new third baseman. Angels Manager Mike Scioscia stopped short of saying he would pull Freese for...

    Greg Maddux, Tony La Russa will have no logo on Hall of Fame plaque

    Greg Maddux, Tony La Russa will have no logo on Hall of Fame plaque
    After the Baseball Hall of Fame inductees are announced each year, one of the fun things to do is figure out which team logo will appear on each inductees Hall of Fame plaque. Probably few would have guessed the choice made by Greg Maddux and Tony La...

    World Series: Red Sox 1, Fourth Grade 0

    World Series: Red Sox 1, Fourth Grade 0
    Dear Miss Alterman, We ran into one of your students, John Bentley, here at the World Series. He really enjoys your fourth-grade class. He also enjoys baseball. He is 10. The Boston Red Sox are his favorite team -- or, at least, both of his...