November 26, 2013 |
Four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, two-time winner Tom Glavine and two-time AL most valuable player Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, joining steroid-tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. Mike Mussina, Hideo Nomo, Kenny Rogers, Jeff Kent, Moises Alou and Luis Gonzalez also are among the players eligible to be voted on for the first time by the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America. The 36-player ballot will include Armando Benitez, Sean Casey, Ray Durham, Eric Gagne, Jacque Jones, Todd Jones, Paul Lo Duca, Richie Sexson, J.T. Snow and Mike Timlin, the Hall said Tuesday.
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November 22, 2013 |
Michael Weiner, who devoted his adult life to representing Major League Baseball players and rose to become their leader during an era of unprecedented prosperity and labor peace, died Thursday. He was 51. Weiner, who was found to have inoperable brain cancer 15 months ago, died at his New Jersey home, the union said. His casual manner and dress belied his stature as one of the smartest men ever to work in sports. His popularity extended beyond the players and their union to the commissioner's office, and to the very executives against whom he negotiated.
November 21, 2013 |
USC has picked up a commitment from sophomore center fielder Matthew Acosta of Chino Hills Ayala. Acosta played on the Chino Hills freshman team last season, then transferred to Ayala. He has been hitting over .500 this fall for Ayala and should be the starting center fielder after sitting out the first month of the season. He's also a left-handed pitcher. Eric.email@example.com
November 20, 2013 |
Break out the sunflower seeds, dust off the lawn chair and get ready for the game of the year in fall baseball. On Saturday at 10 a.m. at O'Malley Family Field in Encino, defending Southern Section Division I champion Harvard-Westiake is playing Huntington Beach, the team that returns nine starters from the squad that knocked off top-seeded Mater Dei last season. "It should be a good one," Huntington Beach Coach Benji Medure said. Huntington Beach has six Division I commits, led by junior infielder Logan Pouelsen and freshman catcher Hagen Danner, both UCLA commits.
November 19, 2013 |
Defending City Section champion San Fernando will open against JSerra and its eight Division I recruits on March 29 in an opening game of the Boras Classic at JSerra. The 16-team South Division will be played at JSerra and Mater Dei. Other openers at JSerra: Glendora vs. Granite Hills, Vista Murrieta vs. Bishop Amat and Aliso Niguel vs. San Dimas on March 31. At Mater Dei, the openers include Gardena Serra vs. Mater Dei, Valencia of the Foothill League vs. Grossmont, Temecula Valley vs. Cypress and Great Oak vs. Chino Hills.
November 14, 2013 |
Mike Trout might be the best player in baseball. He might even win a most-valuable-player award one of these years. This was not the year, again. For the second consecutive season, Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera beat the Angels outfielder for the American League MVP award in voting announced Thursday by the Baseball Writers Assn. of America. Andrew McCutchen, the leader and best player of the team that returned postseason baseball to Pittsburgh for the first time in 21 years, was named the National League MVP. Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks finished second, followed by Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals.