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The Associated PressJim Thome knew his 500th homer would be special. He had no idea it would be a game-winner, too. Thome hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday to give the White Sox a 9-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, becoming the 23rd player --...
The Tribune's White Sox beat writer answers reader questions throughout the season. This week, the Sox's stellar performance in the face of a killer schedule and why they haven't gotten pitching help yet. Do you think that Alexei Ramirez at shortstop and...
The Associated PressPlayer, Year, Cast, Votes, Pct. Tom Seaver 1992 430 425 98.84 Nolan Ryan 1999 497 491 98.79 Cal Ripken Jr. 2007 545 537 98.53 Ty Cobb 1936 226 222 98.23 George Brett 1999 497 488 98.19 Hank Aaron 1982 415 406 97.83 Tony Gwynn 2007 545 532 97.61...
Roch Around the ClockIf the Orioles go through with plans to put “Baltimore” on the road jerseys, they should wear them whenever the Red Sox come to Camden Yards. There had to be more noise here for Manny Ramirez’s 500th home run than......
WatchdogKen Burns, the world???s foremost peppy, mop-topped, older-than-he-looks, 55-year-old documentary film guru, is working on a new, 10th episode of his epic ???Baseball?????? documentary, which debuted on PBS in 1994 and currently is being replayed Tuesdays...
WatchdogESPN's latest "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" release doesn't make much more sense to me than the last one. It appears Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath and Manhasset's own Jim Brown will represent New York in this feature. I'm not......
Tags: Scottie Pippen, Jim Brown, Jim Thorpe, Bobby Bowden, Ernie Banks
Here, in the one place charged with immortalizing baseball's feats and achievements, the biggest record of them all doesn't seem to exist this weekend. Here, in the No Barry Zone, steroids are unimaginable and controversy nonexistent. Here, we choose...
Tags: Values, Johnny Bench, Religion and Belief, Jim Palmer, Ethics
(BBWAA: Elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America; VC: Elected by the Veterans Committee; NL: Elected by the Veterans Committee based on Negro league career): 1936 -- BBWAA: Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, Honus...
South FloridaMinnesota excels at producing unlikely pairs. In the field of literature there is the dissimilar duo of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis (Riviera and prairie); in politics, Eugene McCarthy and Harold Stassen; in music, Bob Dylan and the Artist...
Tribune staff reporterSammy Sosa passed Mike Schmidt in style Saturday night at Petco Park, blasting a two-run homer into a party suite to take sole possession of ninth place on the all-time home run list. Sosa's two-run shot off San Diego starter Adam Eaton, the 549th of his...
My pitching comeback stinks to high heaven. My fastball is in the toilet, my mechanics are in left field, my control is out to pasture. Every pitch is a reminder that two weeks of training can't make up for 25 years away from a game I played for 12....
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