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  • Frank Cashen, who built Mets into World Series champs, dies at 88

    Frank Cashen, 88, the general manager who wore a signature bow tie and fashioned a New York Mets team that rollicked its way to the 1986 World Series championship, died Monday at a hospital in Easton, Md., the Mets said. Cashen was a longtime...
  • The Dodgers-Giants connection

    The Dodgers-Giants connection
    Daryl Spencer was the first one, on May 30, 1961, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, when he started at third base for the Dodgers against the St. Louis Cardinals. Who knew then? More than a half-century later, last Aug. 22, reliever Brian Wilson, in...
  • Ralph Kiner dies at 91; Hall of Fame slugger with Pittsburgh Pirates

    Ralph Kiner, who spent 10 seasons hitting towering home runs in the major leagues, then spent most of the rest of his life joyfully calling baseball games on radio and TV, died Thursday at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 91. The Baseball Hall...
  • Baby, they're grand

    Baby, they're grand
    Frank Navarette's upright piano is an affectionate tribute to Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, streaked with white and blue pinstripes and a portrait of "the Kid" in his New York Mets uniform, with his mitt extended for an oncoming pitch. All the...
  • Phillies nominee for Roberto Clemente Award announced

     
    The Phillies' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award was announced Tuesday. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins is the five-time defending National League's nominee. The annual award recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball...
  • David Wright nearing Schmidt in All-Star status

     
    Several races for starting positions in the All-Star Game are still very close. Keep in mind, voting ends at 11:59 p.m. tomorrow night (July 3). Rosters will be revealed on FOX on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos......
  • Newport Harbor Big 3 on CIF Southern Section 100 list

    Newport Harbor Big 3 on CIF Southern Section 100 list
    The Bird. Turtle. The Backstroke King. They are known as three of Newport Harbor High's greatest athletes. Newport Harbor's "Big Three" can also be known as among the best in CIF Southern Section history. George Yardley (basketball), Misty May-Treanor...
  • Gary Carter: He was a pretty good paper boy, too

     
    “February made me shiver, with every paper I’d deliver. Bad news on the doorstep …” Don McLean sang those words in his classic song, “American Pie,” as he reflected on the plane-crash death of rock star Buddy Holly. Bad...
  • Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter dies at 57

     
    Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, whose single for the New York Mets in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series led to perhaps the most famous comeback in baseball history, died Thursday. He was 57. Carter was diagnosed with......
  • Kevin Cooney back in town for FAU Hall of Fame fest

     
    An antidote for the hoops malaise: A chat with ex-FAU baseball skipper Kevin Cooney. Caught up with Cooney yesterday before he left for Boca Raton. He goes into FAU's Athletic Hall of Fame tonight. Does he miss baseball? Less......
  • Gary Carter Dies At Age 57

    Gary Carter Dies At Age 57
    Gary Carter, the former New York Mets Hall-of-Fame catcher, died Thursday afternoon. Citing a private family website, ESPN reported that Carter's daughter Kimmy Bloemers wrote, "I am deeply saddened to tell you all that my precious dad went to be with...
  • The greatest pitcher who never was

    The greatest pitcher who never was
    Joe Berton was the greatest pitcher to ever climb a mound. And today, Joe Berton, a retired schoolteacher who lives in Oak Park and is 57 and Ichabod Crane spindly and does not swivel heads anymore, is a footnote to sports history. No, that's not quite...