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2013: A year to remember

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Red Sox, Cards Ready To Battle For Fall Classic Honors

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The following analysis was written by Mike Lynch (Red Sox) and Dan Ketterer (Cardinals). Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (.273/14/65)—From the left side of the plate Saltalamacchia was fantastic during the regular season, posting a slash line of .294/.350/.523 with 12 homers and 49 RBIs.  Unfortunately there’s also a right side of the plate and a behind […]

The Golden Glove

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The Hall Of Very Good™ Adds Two Members

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On Monday, July 29, The Hall of Very Good™ opened its proverbial doors to two new members…two-time National League MVP, Atlanta Braves legend Dale Murphy and former Pittsburgh Pirates World Series hero Steve Blass. “Thank you for the honor of being selected to The Hall of Very Good!” Murphy said.  “It’s great going into this […]

The Legacy Agency, Inc. To Host First “Breakfast of Champions” Event During MLB All-Star Week

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Emceed by the voice of the Yankees, Michael Kay, July 15 inaugural event to feature New York Mets and Yankees legends Bernie Williams, John Franco, Willie Randolph and Ron Darling discussing the baseball topics of the day FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jul. 8, 2013 – NEW YORK — The Legacy Agency, Inc. (“TLA”), the athlete […]

Jackie Robinson ’56 WS Glove Sells For $373K at Auction‏

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Worn During 1955 and ’56 World Series… Authentic Game-Worn Glove Used By The Immortal Jackie Robinson Sells For $373,002 On Auction Block On Steiner Sports “Ground Breaking” On-Line Auction; Robinson Louisville Slugger Sells For $114,000 ***Mickey Mantle Original Signed 1960 Contract Sells for $39,930, benefits Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund*** New York, June 3 — […]

Bob Wolff Shares His Audio Archive

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Bob Wolff, whose 74-year career is the longest in sports broadcasting history, has donated about 1,400 audio and video recordings, consisting of well more than 1,000 hours, to the Library of Congress. Below are six excerpts from his interviews with some of the best-known players in baseball history. Bob Wolff Interviews

Jackie Robinson Glove Auction Hits $310K In First Hours‏

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Spirited Bidding in First Four Hours of Auction… High Bid Already At $310,835 On Authentic Game-Worn Glove Used By The Immortal Jackie Robinson At Steiner Sports (http://auction.steinersports.com) “Ground-Breaking Auction”; Continues Through June 2 ***Only Known Rawlings From 1955-56 Seasons Authenticated by Dennis Esken*** New York, Wednesday, May 1, 2013—Let the bidding war begin! In the […]

Celebrate the New Season: Acclaimed Baseball Ebooks Just $2.99‏

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In celebration of the start of the 2013 season, Open Road Media is offering eight classic baseball reads in ebook for just $2.99 for a limited time. Included in this offer are works from master sportswriters David Halberstam, Roger Angell, and Robert W. Creamer, and celebrated columnist Jimmy Breslin. Baseball ebooks on sale for $2.99 […]

The Fan’s Guide To Spring Training

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Even though Spring Training is already well under way, here are some cool facts to chew on. Source: Sports Management Degree Hub

Follow Your Passion At Any Age! Norm Coleman Started his Ty Cobb Show At 70 And Is Inspiring Now At 75.

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At 70, retired and searching for a new purpose in his life, Norm Coleman first discovered  baseball legend Ty Cobb. The more he learned about “the best player in the history of the game,”  the more he saw a story that had to be told.  Now, almost 7 years and over 150 performances later, Norm, […]

Rays Complete Seven-Player Trade With Royals

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Shields, Davis Traded to Kansas City; Rays Acquire Top Prospect Wil Myers ST. PETERSBURG, FL—The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired four prospects—outfielder Wil Myers, right-handed pitcher  Jake Odorizzi, left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery and third baseman Patrick Leonard—from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for right-handed pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis as well as a […]

Another Yankee Miracle in the Works‏

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STAR STUDDED LINE UP AT “HURRICANE SANDY” BENEFIT CONCERT AT TILLES CENTER ON NOVEMBER 29TH AT 7:30 PM WITH JOSE FELICIANO AND LONG LIST OF TALENT November 10, 2012 (Brookville, NY). Music Power NY will host a benefit concert November 29th at 7:30 PM at the Tilles Center at LIU-Post in Brookville. The money raised will be used to directly […]

The Oregon Stadium Campaign: The Johnny Pesky Interview

August 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The following is an interview conducted by my buddy Maury Brown, a fellow baseball fanatic and Oregonian and Baseball Prospectus columnist, in 2006. Is there such a thing as royalty in baseball? Probably not (although you could probably make a case for someone in cricket, but I digress). Are there some players that […]

Jury Finds Clemens Not Guilty On All Charges

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Jury finds Clemens not guilty on all charges (via AFP) Former Major League Baseball star Roger Clemens was acquitted on Monday on charges of perjury, making false statements and obstructing Congress for denying he took performance-enhancing drugs. Clemens was found not guilty by a federal jury on three charges of making a false statement under […]

Torre To Manage US In 2013 World Classic

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Torre to manage US in 2013 World Classic (via AFP) Joe Torre, who guided the New York Yankees to four World Series titles as a Major League Baseball manager, will guide the US team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, USA Baseball said Thursday. The 71-year-old American played for 18 seasons and served as a […]

Ted Williams Leads As Most Popular Stamp

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Ted Williams Leads As Most Popular Stamp (via PR Newswire) Postal Service Calls on Fans to Show Support for their Favorite All-Star WASHINGTON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Pre-order stats for Forever stamps honoring four of Major League Baseball’s most iconic legends indicate that Ted Williams is in the leadoff slot for hits with 14,380 […]

Revised MLB Anti-Doping Plan Has All-Star Ban

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Revised MLB anti-doping plan has All-Star ban (via AFP) Major League Baseball players who violate the league’s anti-doping program will be ineligible for that season’s All-Star Game under one of several revisions to the program announced on Thursday. Human growth hormone blood tests were added during pre-season training, the off-season and for reasonable…    

Lasorda Hospitalized After Heart Attack

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Lasorda hospitalized after heart attack (via AFP) Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized in New York after suffering a heart attack on Monday, the Major League Baseball team announced on Tuesday. Lasorda, 84, is a Baseball Hall of Famer who represented the Dodgers at the Major League Baseball Draft when he […]

Comedian Bill Maher Reveals NY Mets Ownership Stake

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Comedian Bill Maher reveals NY Mets ownership stake (via AFP) Comedian Bill Maher, a New York native and life-long supporter of the New York Mets, revealed that he has purchased a minority ownership stake in the Major League Baseball club. The 56-year-old television show host said he made the purchase months ago, but would not […]

U.S. Postal Service Expands All-Star Stamp Lineup To Honor Each Icon Individually

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U.S. Postal Service Expands All-Star Stamp Lineup To Honor Each Icon Individually (via PR Newswire) Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby, Willie Stargell and Ted Williams to be honored on Individual Forever Stamp Sheets July 21 WASHINGTON, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Baseball fans can celebrate their favorite All-Stars as a group or individually. Responding to overwhelming […]

Texas Rangers Ink Oswalt to One-Year Deal

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Texas Rangers ink Oswalt to one-year deal (via AFP) Roy Oswalt, a three-time Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher, has signed a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers, according to a posting on the team’s website. The 34-year-old right-hander is expected to make several starts with developmental-league teams before joining the Rangers, who lost starter…

New York Yankees Obtain Japan’s Igarashi

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New York Yankees obtain Japan’s Igarashi (via AFP) Ryota Igarashi, who spent 10 seasons with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Japan’s Central League, was obtained off waivers by the New York Yankees in a Major League Baseball transaction. The 33-year-old right-handed pitcher spent pre-season training with Pittsburgh but was acquired by Toronto on March…

Derek Jeter Moves Up All-Time Hits List

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Derek Jeter moves up all-time hits list (via AFP) New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter tied George Brett for 14th on Major League Baseball’s all-time hits list with two singles in New York’s 9-2 victory over Oakland. Jeter on Saturday tied Hall of Famer Brett at 3,154 hits with a bunt single in the fifth […]

Mets To Host 2013 All-Star Game

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Mets to host 2013 All-Star Game (via AFP) Major League Baseball’s 84th All-Star Game will be hosted in 2013 by the New York Mets at their three-year-old ballpark, $600 million Citi Field, commissioner Bud Selig announced on Wednesday. The Mets previously hosted the mid-season event once before, in 1964 at Shea Stadium in the year […]

Toronto’s Lawrie Gets Four-Game Suspension

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Toronto’s Lawrie gets four-game suspension (via AFP) Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie was suspended for four games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday for a tirade against umpire Bill Miller in a home loss to Tampa Bay one night earlier. Lawrie was also fined an undisclosed sum for his emotional eruption, which came […]

McNamee Testifies He Gave Clemens Steroids

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McNamee testifies he gave Clemens steroids (via AFP) Brian McNamee told jurors on Monday that he injected Roger Clemens with steroids in 1998 at the famed pitcher’s request in key testimony at the perjury trial of the former Major league Baseball star. McNamee, the former trainer for Clemens, was the major prosecution witness as he […]

NY Times Unloads Last of Red Sox Stake

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NY Times unloads last of Red Sox stake (via AFP) The New York Times Co., has sold its remaining stake in the Boston Red Sox baseball team for $63 million as the struggling media group moves to focus on its core operations. A regulatory filing Friday said the New York Times Company sold its remaining […]

Gene Michael, Peter O’Malley, and Jimmy Fallon Among Nominees on 2012 Ballot for The Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame

March 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Voters Include Past Inductees and a Panel of Baseball Experts; Hall Recognizes Players, Executives, Journalists and Entertainers of Irish Descent New York, NY (March 15, 2012) – The Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame (IAB HOF) today announced the names of the nominees on the 2012 induction ballot.  They include: Big Ed Delahanty, whose lifetime […]

GQ Interviews Bryce Harper in April Issue

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Will Leitch recently spoke with 19-year-old Washington Nationals phenom, Bryce Harper, for an interview that will appear in GQ’s 2012 MLB Preview Package.  Leitch and Harper discuss the ballplayer’s approach to the game, his cocky attitude, his on-field antics and being called the “Lebron of baseball.” Harper during a stint in the batting cage: “When I […]

Pitchers and Catchers And Technology…The New Rite Of Spring

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This is one of the weeks that baseball fans cherish, the week pitchers and catchers report, and hope springs anew for each of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs. Everyone feels like they have a chance to catch the defending champion Cardinals, all starting with a clean slate in the warm weather of Florida and […]

Kemp Unanimous Pick For NL Stan Musial Award

October 28, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Bautista holds off Ellsbury in American League There were some outstanding performances this year in Major League Baseball.  However, one clearly stood out from the pack. Los Angeles Dodger outfielder Matt Kemp was named the National League Stan Musial Award winner for 2011 in voting held by the Baseball Bloggers Alliance.  Kemp received all 15 […]

Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw Named Walter Johnson Award Winners by the Baseball Bloggers Alliance

October 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

You can debate whether Justin Verlander should be win the “best player in the league” award.  There was no debate on if he’d win the “best pitcher” version. The Detroit Tiger ace was an unanimous selection for the Walter Johnson Award, given out by the Baseball Bloggers Alliance.  Verlander was the top name on all […]

“INVISIBLE MEN”

October 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Veteran Producer/Writer Joe Cacaci Announces Plans For “INVISIBLE MEN,” A New Feature Film Based On The Real Life Stories Of The Negro Baseball Leagues Original film, produced in conjunction with Odyssey Networks, to tell the real story of many of the trailblazing personalities, problems and successes of some of America’s greatest, and most forgotten, athletes […]

BBA Selects Kimbrel, Valverde For Goose Gossage Award‏

October 19, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In earlier voting this postseason by the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel won the Willie Mays Award for top rookie handily while the American League race for that award was much tighter.  With the Goose Gossage Award, handed out to the best reliever, Kimbrel got to see how the other half lives, […]

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