September 27, 2011
Of the 18 teams that have had two players win the MVP and Cy Young Award in the same season, 17 have finished first in the league or division. And the 18th, the 1962 Dodgers, finished the 162-game season tied with San Francisco before losing to the Giants in a three-game playoff. If Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw were to win this season, it would be the first time players from a team out of contention were so honored. Year; MVP; Cy Young; Team 1957—Henry Aaron; Warren Spahn; Braves 1959—Nellie Fox ;Early Wynn; White Sox 1960—Dick Groat; Vern Law; Pirates 1961—Roger Maris; Whitey Ford; Yankees 1962—Maury Wills; Don Drysdale; Dodgers 1967—Carl Yastrzemski; Jim Lonborg; Red Sox 1974—Steve Garvey; Mike Marshall; Dodgers 1980—Mike Schmidt; Steve Carlton; Phillies 1982—Robin Yount; Pete Vuckovich; Brewers 1984—Ryne Sandberg; Rick Sutcliffe; Cubs 1988—Kirk Gibson; Orel Hershiser; Dodgers 1990—Rickey Henderson; Bob Welch; A's 1990—Barry Bonds; Doug Drabek; Pirates 1991—Terry Pendleton; Tom Glavine; Braves 1993—Frank Thomas; Jack McDowell; White Sox 2002—Miguel Tejada; Barry Zito; A's 2005—Albert Pujols; Chris Carpenter; Cardinals 2006—Justin Morneau; Johan Santana; Twins
December 11, 1988
Danny Ferry broke a 37-year-old Duke record by scoring 58 points Saturday night as the top-ranked Blue Devils outgunned Miami, 117-102. Ferry made 23 of 26 shots and broke the mark of 48 points set by former Duke and major league baseball star Dick Groat against North Carolina in February 1952. Duke (6-0) had a 92-72 lead with 8 1/2 minutes left, but Miami (3-2) rallied, and Levertis Williams made a 4-point play in an 8-0 spurt that got the Hurricanes within 105-97 with 3 minutes left.
November 19, 2007 |
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- UCLA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was one of eight men inducted Sunday into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. "Our young people today don't get an idea of how good the college experience is," Abdul-Jabbar said. "Kids go straight from high school to the NBA and aren't going to college and enriching their lives in ways they can't imagine. It's a loss for our kids personally and our nation as a whole.
June 2, 2009 |
Lance Armstrong has made his fame and fortune riding a bicycle up steep inclines and around winding curves, but when it comes to getting his message across to the public, he prefers a straight line. That is why he has become an avid Twitter user. "Instead of talking to the media . . . I now spend time talking to people directly. It's not a boycott, but in a way, you're eliminating the middle man," Armstrong says.
September 12, 1999 |
Interim Angel Manager Joe Maddon made a justifiable decision Saturday, putting all of his regulars except Troy Glaus on the bench so he could take a hard look at some of the club's younger and/or seldom-used players in a meaningless September game against the Minnesota Twins. He made an indefensible decision, however, when he failed to pinch-hit with Mo Vaughn or Tim Salmon or Jim Edmonds or some of his other veteran reserves during the late innings of Eric Milton's no-hitter.
September 12, 1996 |
Halftime at the Pittsburgh Steeler-Baltimore Raven game last Sunday in Three Rivers Stadium meant jail time for Allen E. Adams. Adams was among three fans chosen at random to try field goals to win either a free dinner at a posh restaurant or the chance to win round-trip airplane tickets. During the contest, police Sgt.