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The 2003 salaries for the 827 major league baseball players on opening day rosters and disabled lists. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses and...
Tribune baseball reporterDream big. You might make your wildest one come true. Sammy Sosa provides living proof. On Friday night at 5-day-old Great American Ball Park, the kid who once quit school to help support his mother and six siblings by selling oranges and giving what he...
Tribune staff reporterLong before Thursday's first pitch, one irate fan at Miller Park screamed to the players: "You should honor your contract to the end of the season." When the final out was recorded in the Cubs' 13-10 victory over the Brewers, it was hard to envision...
Associated PressPlayers who homered twice in one inning with team, date and inning: American Association Ed Cartwright, St. Louis, Sept. 23, 1890, third. Players League Lou Bierbauer, Brooklyn, July 12, 1890, third. National League Charles Jones, Boston Braves, June...
Do the Cubs have any catching prospects in their minor league system? Are there any free agent catchers who will be available this offseason? I know Hundley's under contract for two more years, but they can't possibly go to spring training next year...
Tribune staff reporterSammy Sosa no longer can make his head swivel like a bobblehead dollat least not since he experienced sharp pain in the back of his neck that forced him to leave in the eighth inning of last Saturday's game at Arizona and to miss Sunday's game. Sosa,...
Tags: Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs, Jeff Fassero, Sports, Carlos Zambrano
Tribune staff reporterPitting Randy Johnson against the Cubs is like hosting a demolition derby with a Mack truck and a tricycle. And that's when the Cubs have Sammy Sosa in the lineup. On a day Sosa flew back to Chicago because of a neck injury, the word mismatch doesn't...
Joe Girardi hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth Sunday as the Cubs beat Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2, despite losing Sammy Sosa in an outfield collision. The loss ended Arizona's eight-game winning streak. Alex Gonzalez led off the ninth...
Tribune staff reporterSammy Sosa said he has had "goose bumps" watching the Pacific Bell Park crowd pull for Barry Bonds in his quest for his 600th home run. "The fans are giving him a standing ovation every time," Sosa said before the Giants rallied for a 4-3 victory in 10...
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-...
Tribune staff reporterGrammatically or literally, it may not be possible for two guys to win the same game single-handedly. But that's the way tough-luck loser Matt Clement viewed the Cubs' 2-1 loss Saturday to the Colorado Rockies. "Basically we were beaten single-...
Tags: Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs, Todd Helton, Matt Clement, Jay Payton
Tribune staff reporterSammy Sosa chafed at suggestions over the weekend that he needed a day off to break out of his 6-for-35 slump since the All-Star break. "I don't need people to worry about me," he said. "I've been at the top of my game for many, many years and I know how...
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