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The Fabulous ForumThe San Francisco Giants will honor arguably the greatest player in franchise history Wednesday, when Hall of Famer Willie Mays throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers. Mays will be......
The Fabulous ForumRoy Halladay, who pitched a perfect game and a no-hitter in his first season in the National League, won the NL Cy Young Award on Tuesday. Halladay won unanimously. He became the fifth pitcher to win a Cy Young Award......
Dodger ThoughtsHere's the 2009 scouting report (written by Greg Grant) on Phillies star pitcher Cliff Lee in the Maple Street Press 2009 Indians Annual: In 2007, Cliff Lee had about as bad a season as a veteran pitcher can have. After......
Jayson Stark of ESPN.com is out with a book about the most overrated and underrated baseball players of all time, which sounds like the beginning of a cottage industry to me. Soon to follow: "The Stark Truth 2.0: Guys Who Were Underrated Before Everybody...
ZEV CHAFETS is the author of "A Match Made in Heaven: American Jews, Christian Zionists and One Man's Exploration of the Weird and Wonderful Judeo-Evangelical Alliance."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...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSAN FRANCISCO -- At Joe DiMaggio playground in the North Beach neighborhood near Fisherman's Wharf, the same park where DiMaggio learned to play baseball as a youngster, Jesse Smith spent Thursday afternoon practicing his free-throw shooting technique...
Tags: AT&T Park, Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, Trials, Steroids
If it is true that Alex Rodriguez stopped using steroids in 2003, before he came to New York, the Yankees have been swindled. A-Rod hasn't been trying his hardest to win and help his team. In A-Rod's defense, it could be argued that there is no...
The Baltimore SunOne of the perks of covering the Orioles is that we have easy access to Jim Palmer, a Hall of Fame pitcher who, unlike some other great players, has no problem speaking his mind. I talked to Palmer on Wednesday after he deplaned in Southern California...
Tags: Baseball, Barry Bonds, Cal Ripken, Jim Palmer, Rafael Palmeiro
The thick, white envelope arrives every year at this time, full of rules, names and numbers, but just one question. And it's a question heavier than history on this year's baseball Hall of Fame ballot. Who is worthy? The answer merits more than a...
We live in a world of sports that is broadcast in full color and high definition. We try to view it through a prism of moral and ethical absolutes. And still, when faced with the great issues of our time, everything ends up being cast in shades of gray....
Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan singled home Casper Wells with the winning run in the eighth inning Tuesday as Seattle ended its recent scoreless drought with a 3-2 victory over the A's at Safeco Field. Reliever Charlie Furbush picked up the victory...
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