Rafael Palmeiro: Hit man

July 17, 2005

Callers ringing up Palmeiro include one fan named Bush

SEATTLE - The morning after securing baseball immortality with his 3,000th career hit, Rafael Palmeiro was in his hotel room playing telephone operator.

July 16, 2005

3000

SEATTLE - The emotionless cucumber-cool ballplayer, the man who never gets too high or too low, sat in the visitors' dugout with a towel draping his face.

July 16, 2005

Hitting his mark

SEATTLE - The list is so impressive that it humbles a likely first-ballot Hall of Fame player.

July 16, 2005

From Sunday's Sun

Hit man

The shaggy-haired teen lines a pitch into the outfield, and the ping from his aluminum bat echoes throughout an empty Camden Yards.

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