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September 26, 2010 | Phil Rogers
Bud Selig says he would never approve a system for the playoffs (like expanded use of replay) that he wouldn't use in the regular season … The Rays hold a tiebreaker edge over the Yankees, which means they'll go into the playoffs as the East champs if the teams wind up tied. Even factoring in Cliff Lee , those teams would much rather host Texas in the first round than go to Minnesota … Ubaldo Jimenez ran out of gas, which seems to have put Colorado down for the count.
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October 4, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Detroit's Miguel Cabrera became the first baseball player to win his league's Triple Crown in 45 years when he finished the 2012 season leading the AL in batting average (.330), home runs (44) and RBIs (139). Cabrera is only the 14th Triple Crown winner since 1901, but where does his season rank among all Triple Crown winners? Using a stat called OPS+ can help give us an answer. Basically, what OPS+ does is allow people to judge players across eras. OPS compares your stats to the league average and assign a value.
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October 4, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Detroit's Miguel Cabrera became the first baseball player to win his league's Triple Crown in 45 years when he finished the 2012 season leading the AL in batting average (.330), home runs (44) and RBIs (139). Cabrera is only the 14th Triple Crown winner since 1901, but where does his season rank among all Triple Crown winners? Using a stat called OPS+ can help give us an answer. Basically, what OPS+ does is allow people to judge players across eras. OPS compares your stats to the league average and assign a value.
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September 27, 2011 | By David Wharton and Dylan Hernandez
Maybe this season wasn't so bad for Dodgers fans after all. The franchise is in Bankruptcy Court, the owner widely despised and the team mired well out of first place on the final day of the regular season. But the faithful got to watch pitcher Clayton Kershaw and center fielder Matt Kemp chase a statistical rarity. Only once — in 1934 — have two players on the same team captured the triple crowns of batting and pitching. Kershaw has done it with National League bests in wins, strikeouts and earned-run average.
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May 20, 1985
The last time a heavyweight boxer put an unbeaten record on the line at Reno was 75 years ago. Unlike Larry Holmes, who is defending his title tonight, James J. Jeffries was the challenger in 1910, having come out of retirement as The Great White Hope to fight Jack Johnson. Jeffries, 35, the same age as Holmes, hadn't fought in six years, and the inactivity showed. Johnson outboxed him from the opening bell and knocked him out in the 15th round. No, Jeffries didn't almost go the distance.
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September 26, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Phoenix -- While one milestone might have vanished from the realm of possibility on Monday night, another moved well within Matt Kemp's reach. Kemp almost certainly won't win the National League's triple crown, not after he was one for four in the Dodgers' 4-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks to lower his average to .324. That dropped him 10 points behind batting title frontrunners Jose Reyes of the New York Mets and Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers. But Kemp's towering three-run blast against Daniel Hudson in the first inning counted as his league-leading 38th home run. Two more swings like that in the next two games and Kemp will become only the fifth player in major league history to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in the same season.
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September 23, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Against the backdrop of Major League Baseball's latest move to force a change in the Dodgers' ownership, Matt Kemp quietly took the field in a half-empty ballpark on his 27th birthday with a chance to do something no National League player has done in 74 years. Win the triple crown. Kemp launched his 37th home run in the seventh inning of the Dodgers' 2-0 victory over the San Diego Padres at cavernous Petco Park on Friday, moving into a tie for the league lead with Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals.
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September 27, 2011 | By David Wharton and Dylan Hernandez
Maybe this season wasn't so bad for Dodgers fans after all. The franchise is in Bankruptcy Court, the owner widely despised and the team mired well out of first place on the final day of the regular season. But the faithful got to watch pitcher Clayton Kershaw and center fielder Matt Kemp chase a statistical rarity. Only once — in 1934 — have two players on the same team captured the triple crowns of batting and pitching. Kershaw has done it with National League bests in wins, strikeouts and earned-run average.
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September 25, 2003
Angel Garret Anderson needs two doubles to become one of four current major leaguers to have recorded 50 or more doubles in consecutive seasons. A look: *--* Player, Team Seasons Tris Speaker, Cleveland Indians 1920-21 George Burns, Cleveland Indians 1926-27 Billy Herman, Chicago Cubs 1935-36 Joe Medwick, St. Louis Cardinals 1936-37 Edgar Martinez, Seattle Mariners* 1995-96 Craig Biggio, Houston Astros* 1998-99 Todd Helton, Colorado Rockies* 2000-01 * Active *--*
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July 5, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
For all the talk that Yasiel Puig has not played long enough to earn a spot in the All-Star Game, he is on pace to post the highest batting average any National League player has taken into the All-Star break. The record among all major leaguers is .435, set by Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees in 1939. The record among NL players is .404, set by Hall of Famer Joe Medwick of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1937. The information comes from STATS, based on a minimum of 150 plate appearances.
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September 26, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Phoenix -- While one milestone might have vanished from the realm of possibility on Monday night, another moved well within Matt Kemp's reach. Kemp almost certainly won't win the National League's triple crown, not after he was one for four in the Dodgers' 4-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks to lower his average to .324. That dropped him 10 points behind batting title frontrunners Jose Reyes of the New York Mets and Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers. But Kemp's towering three-run blast against Daniel Hudson in the first inning counted as his league-leading 38th home run. Two more swings like that in the next two games and Kemp will become only the fifth player in major league history to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in the same season.
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September 23, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Against the backdrop of Major League Baseball's latest move to force a change in the Dodgers' ownership, Matt Kemp quietly took the field in a half-empty ballpark on his 27th birthday with a chance to do something no National League player has done in 74 years. Win the triple crown. Kemp launched his 37th home run in the seventh inning of the Dodgers' 2-0 victory over the San Diego Padres at cavernous Petco Park on Friday, moving into a tie for the league lead with Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals.
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September 26, 2010 | Phil Rogers
Bud Selig says he would never approve a system for the playoffs (like expanded use of replay) that he wouldn't use in the regular season … The Rays hold a tiebreaker edge over the Yankees, which means they'll go into the playoffs as the East champs if the teams wind up tied. Even factoring in Cliff Lee , those teams would much rather host Texas in the first round than go to Minnesota … Ubaldo Jimenez ran out of gas, which seems to have put Colorado down for the count.
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May 20, 1985
The last time a heavyweight boxer put an unbeaten record on the line at Reno was 75 years ago. Unlike Larry Holmes, who is defending his title tonight, James J. Jeffries was the challenger in 1910, having come out of retirement as The Great White Hope to fight Jack Johnson. Jeffries, 35, the same age as Holmes, hadn't fought in six years, and the inactivity showed. Johnson outboxed him from the opening bell and knocked him out in the 15th round. No, Jeffries didn't almost go the distance.
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September 6, 1992 | From Associated Press
Hall of Fame second baseman Billy Herman, named to 10 All-Star games over 15 seasons in the National League, died from cancer on Saturday. He was 83. Herman, who holds the National League record for highest batting average in All-Star games at .433 (13 for 33), entered the majors in 1931, playing with the Chicago Cubs for 10 seasons and then joining Leo Durocher's Brooklyn Dodgers.
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