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Ernie Banks

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  • An Ernie Banks season [Commentary]

    The dawn of the baseball season is an existential moment. For big market teams with owners willing to pay for marquee players, and general managers who build playoff-bound teams, it is a time of great anticipation. It's also a time of hope, albeit dim,...
  • Baltimore Redbirds help League of Dreams baseball players enjoy day of fun

    Baltimore Redbirds help League of Dreams baseball players enjoy day of fun
    Hall of Fame baseball player Ernie Banks coined the phrase, “It’s a beautiful day for a ballgame...Let’s play two!” because of his passion and love of the game. The Baltimore Redbirds did just that on Saturday, July 20, but the...
  • Thoughts and observations on Dom Chiti, the Platinum Glove, Manny and Brooks, Ripken

    Thoughts and observations on Dom Chiti, the Platinum Glove, Manny and Brooks, Ripken
    In conducting the Orioles' search for a new bullpen coach, manager Buck Showalter made it clear that new pitching coach Dave Wallace would play a big role in making the hire. Showalter said he saw the bullpen coach as an assistant pitching coach, and...
  • Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book

    Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book
    We'll take a break from Orioles rumors that most likely won’t come to fruition -- I never say never, but I say "most likely not" a whole lot in the winter -- to look at the findings of a pretty cool book I thought would be of interest to many of...
  • Recollections of a 'Midsummer Classic' 50 years later

    Recollections of a 'Midsummer Classic' 50 years later
    It's Major League All-Star Week, so I thought I would take the opportunity to reminisce about the only All-Star Game I personally attended. It occurred 50 years ago this week on July 10, 1962, at what was then known as D.C. Stadium in Washington. These...
  • Yea for York

    He still remembers the first professional uniform he ever wore. He was 18 years old, fresh off the bus from Arkansas. The jersey said White Roses across the chest. In his first pro game, the public address announcer in York, Pa., announced the team's...
  • Take a break from shoveling and check your quiz score

    IN CASE YOU missed it - and chances of that are pretty good - I promised to produce answers today to the Winter Day Quiz, presented in this space Monday as a public service to snowbound readers of The Sun. Some of you might have found the quiz through...
  • Game roundup: Scherzer, Tigers win duel with Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 3: Adds Astros-Rangers; four games to follow Game roundup: Scherzer, Tigers win duel with Dodgers DETROIT -- Max Scherzer held the Los Angeles Dodgers to one run in seven innings, outdueling Zack Greinke in a...
  • Problems continue on the mound for Angels' C.J. Wilson

    Problems continue on the mound for Angels' C.J. Wilson
    To explain his recent struggles, Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson compared his pitching to golf. In his previous start, when he gave up three home runs in 41/3 innings, he was way off in the woods. Against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday at Angel...
  • Scioscia: Bullpen has 'taken some steps forward'

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Angels - INSIDE PITCH ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For the past few years, the Angels' bullpen has been an area in need of much improvement. With offseason signings and a couple of recent trades, it appears the...
  • Angels 8, Blue Jays 7

    The Sports Xchange By Joe Haakenson, The Sports Xchange Angels 8, Blue Jays 7 ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Albert Pujols' two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the Los Angeles Angels over the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7 on Wednesday afternoon at...
  • Recap: Angels 8, Blue Jays 7

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Angels 8, Blue Jays 7 Angels 8, Blue Jays 7: Albert Pujols belted a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning as host Los Angeles won the series finale against visiting Toronto. Kole Calhoun added a two-run blast and Howie...