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Sports DirectorThe Salem-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame inducted its latest class with a ceremony and banquet at the Civic Center Thursday night. The four-member class includes John Rocovich, a board member since the Hall was established in 1991. Jim...
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This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.Jackie Robinson, the Dodgers infielder who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, would have turned 94 today, so Google honored him with a doodle. Those outside of Los Angeles know him for his baseball exploits, when he entered the majors...
Perhaps hoping to hit a home run of a different sort, former baseball outfielder Barry Bonds has listed his Italian-inspired estate in Beverly Park for sale at $25 million. Designed to function as both a place to host large-scale events and as a family...
Former major league slugger Frank Thomas, who is eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame next year, let it be known that he's glad he thrived through hard work rather than taking the easier route and using performance-enhancing drugs. During the...
Cooperstown has its Hall of Fame baseball weekend. Thanks to Paul Grady, Costa Mesa High is having its first Hall of Fame baseball weekend next month. One of the first things Grady wanted to do when he took over as baseball coach at Costa Mesa five...
Jan. 23, 2004: P.J. Wakefield's goal in overtime gives the surging Blast its seventh straight victory, 5-4 over the Monterrey Fury at 1st Mariner Arena. It's the 16th win in 21 games for Baltimore, which will win the Major Indoor Soccer League...
Baseball great Stan Musial died over the weekend. He was 92. In September 2007, I was invited to make a speech to a civic group in St. Louis. I told the person who invited me I would come on one condition: that I could meet Stan Musial. "That's no...
Pete Rose is a lot like Notre Dame football when it comes to polarization. Either you love Pete or you can't stand him. Either you admire his swagger, figuring that's what made him baseball's all-time hit king, or you consider him an arrogant, defiant...
If the Cubs want to bridge the gulf between them and their career home-run leader, as Tom Ricketts hinted at the Cubs Convention over the weekend, Sammy Sosa says all they have to do is call. "I saw that the owner said he wanted to reach me, speak to me,...
The Baseball Hall of Fame ballot was released Wednesday and the list of great players on it is so long that I honestly don't know what I'm going to do with mine when it arrives in the brown envelope from Cooperstown, N.Y. I could frame it. I could return...
Larry Holmes says he only resorted to a "performance-enhancing" substance one time in the ring. A detached retina had thrown off the former world champion's training for his comeback fight with Evander Holyfield, and he wasn't in his usual peak shape....
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Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire were recently blackballed from the Baseball Hall of Fame because they were the biggest juicers this side of Minute Maid. Ben Johnson and Marion Jones had Olympic gold medals stripped away for being massive drug cheats. A...
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