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An inside look at one of baseball’s great craftsmen.
Marilyn Monroe was an up-and-coming movie star when she married baseball hero Joe DiMaggio on 14 January, sixty years ago. It didn’t work out.
He had a short “run” with baseball’s most hapless team in 1965.
Joe wasn’t the only DiMaggio playing center field in baseball’s big leagues.
At an auction of sports memorabilia last month, Lou Gehrig’s old Yankee jersey and cap fetched a goodly sum.
The Japanese baseball maestro has a custom-built bat case with a built-in dehumidifier.
After 12 mostly losing seasons in Seattle, the superstar gets a crack at winning. How do you say “Bronx Bombers” in Japanese?
Think the feds shouldn’t have left Roger Clemens alone? Ray Ratto doesn’t want to hear it.
Watch his perfect-game-saving grab with calls in radio English, TV English, and radio Spanish.
Johan Santana did the throwing, but Mike Baxter did the catching.
Gene Autry was one of the greatest singing cowboy stars of all time. Going all the way back to the Pliocene Epoch.
Watch as the “indispensible Yankee” goes down beside a grassy knoll.
Five strikeouts in one inning.
The perjury trial of highly-decorated baseball pitcher Roger Clemens came to a halt on the second day of testimony when Judge Reggie B. Walton declared a mistrial.
Because prosecutors presented barred evidence to the jury. Oops.
As this piece from the Washington Post says: “His lawyers, unable to supress grins, declined to comment.”
Yesterday was the first day day in the perjury trial of Major League Baseball great Roger Clemens.
I recently passed by a bus stop advertisement from Values.com that gave me pause:
Happy 71st birthday to baseball legend Sadaharu Oh.
Baseball pitching legend Mordecai Brown died on this day in 1948. He was 71.
A rare kinescope of Game 7 of the 1960 World Series has been found in Bing Crosby’s cellar, of all places.Why the kinescope? Crosby owned the team but couldn’t bear to watch in person.Crosby was so superstitious about hexing his Pirates that he and Kathryn listened to the game with their friends Charles and Nonie de Limur in Paris.
The Cincinnati Reds wanted to honor Pete “Banned for Gambling” Rose on the 25th anniversary of the day he became baseball’s all-time hit leader. They even got special permission from Major League Baseball to do so.
“Right away after I hit it I thought it was a home run. Going around the bases, I could hardly breathe. I was starting to
hyperventilate.”Bobby Thompson, the Scot who hit the 1951 home run known as “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World,” has died at age 86.
Throwing out the first rhyme: Rapper Dr. Dre shows off his Beats headphones — now with Red Sox branding! — at opening day in Fenway Park yesterday.Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/WENN.com