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Sunday afternoon, in Cooperstown, New York, the National Baseball Hall of Fame will welcome its three newest members. There's a skilled offensive and defensive second baseman who finished his career with nearly 3,000 hits. There's a top-of-the-line...
June 15 1986 - Pitcher Don Sutton of the California Angels failed to win his 300th game. 1991 - South Dakota native Tom Byrum followed a first-round 68 with a second-round 80 and missed the U.S. Open golf tournament cut by one stroke. 1996 - Payne...
Tribune staff reporterPaul Konerko would be the first to admit he has a pretty hard head. But not even Konerko could have imagined a curveball bounced off his noggin could change the complexion of a ballgame, if not a season.After Cubs starter Kerry Wood hit him in the...
Tribune staff reporterJim Thome's ascent toward 500 home runs and rookie Danny Richar's continued development highlighted the White Sox's climb out of the American League Central cellar Tuesday night. Thome hit his 493rd career home run, a two-run shot, and Richar added a...
Tribune staff reporterBefore Friday's game, a defiant Don Baylor declined to second-guess his decision to remove Jason Bere from Sunday's game against Houston, in which he had pitched six shutout innings. The Cubs eventually lost when their bullpen coughed up seven runs. "I'...
Tribune baseball reporterMaybe the worst-case scenario has run its course with the Cubs. Todd Hundley almost was thrown out at the plate advancing from second base on Alex Gonzalez's double off the right-field scoreboard. He had gone back to tag up, then had to hustle to keep...
Tags: Crimes, Jason Kendall, Brian Giles, Moises Alou, Sean Lowe
Tribune staff reporterManager Don Baylor said he is "embarrassed" and he has "had it up to here" with the Cubs' shoddy performances after Sunday's 13-4 loss. His players, for the most part, said it's early yet. Does that mean the level of play could get worse? One of the...
Tags: Tyler Houston, Geoff Jenkins, Sammy Sosa, Mike Buddie, Sports
Tribune staff reporterLike you, we're stuck at work, forced to follow the game as discreetly as possible. We're hiding in our cubicle with the office chair cranked as low as it can go. It's important to keep up the illusion of actual work going on. That's why it wouldn't be...
Tribune staff reporterMany pitchers throw faster than Jon Lieber. But none throw as quickly. Cubs manager Don Baylor should know that by now. But after Lieber (6-4) breezed through the Cardinals' lineup Friday in a 2-1 victory that lasted just one hour 49 minutes, Baylor...
Tags: National League, Joe Girardi, Jon Lieber, J.D. Drew, Sports
Tribune staff reporterSunday was one of those hot, sticky days Chicagoans were thinking about early last winter while shoveling out their parking spaces and saving them with old, beat-up lawn furniture. Summertime means baseball in Chicago, and no matter what the status of...
Tribune staff reporterMark Prior was in no way comparing himself to Curt Schilling or Randy Johnson. But after the Cubs' 21-year-old rookie finished the first complete game of his professional career on Sunday, a 4-1 victory over Colorado, he had this to say about his 13-...
Tags: Todd Helton, Moises Alou, Jay Payton, Todd Zeile, Billy Williams
Tribune staff reporterThe condition of his right elbow, Jon Lieber insists, is not the problem. He swears it's not the reason he is winless in his last seven starts. "It's being able to make pitches," he said. Lieber did that until the seventh inning Monday night. Then...
Tags: Eric Young, Tyler Houston, Jeff Fassero, Sammy Sosa, Paul Bako
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