| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Ryne Sandberg had two chances in his baseball career to earn induction onto the Phillies Wall of Fame, the honor that was bestowed Saturday night on Charlie Manuel, Sandberg's predecessor as manager.
Sandberg could have should have, most would say gotten...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 3:13 PM
The man who talked himself out of baseball jobs on both sides of town was still talking.
Our cellphone call had long ago been dropped due to the accidental push of a button on his end, so whatever Jimmy Piersall was saying to me was only being heard...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:11 PM
With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals.
The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Barry Bonds, long reviled by many in Pittsburgh after leaving the Pirates after the 1992 season to sign a free-agent deal with the San Francisco Giants, will get a chance to make amends Monday.
Bonds, now a special instructor with the Giants, will...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:33 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre -- three of baseball’s most decorated managers -- were unanimously selected Monday for induction to the Hall of Fame.
The announcement sets the stage for what could be one of the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:10 PM
Jim Leyland announced Monday he is stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers after eight seasons that included three division titles and two trips to the World Series.
Leyland announced his departure two days after the Tigers were eliminated from...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:32 PM
There is a leftover tidbit to this year's World Series Game 3, when umpire Jim Joyce called obstruction at third base to end the game and send the Boston Red Sox to defeat.
When Joyce's father died in 2009, among the things buried with him was a Red Sox...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Jim Leyland announced Monday he won't return as the manager of the Detroit Tigers, two days after the team was eliminated from the American League championship series by Boston in six games.
And after eight seasons as the team's manager -- going 700-597...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:30 PM
As Jim Leyland made the rounds of the losing clubhouse last weekend, he got hugs and slaps from his players and coaches. If you were making a sociological study, it would have read: white man, late 60s, from Ohio, hugs young black man from Florida,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:49 PM
The Miami Marlins will honor Archbishop McCarthy baseball coach Rich Bielski and the rest of his team before Friday's home game against Detroit at Marlins Park.
McCarthy became the first team in state history to win four consecutive state titles this...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:21 AM
How good is Justin Verlander? Not only did he shut down the Oakland Athletics in Detroit's clinching 3-0 victory in the American League division series on Thursday, he wanted to pitch the ninth inning despite being exhausted.
Verlander gave up two hits,...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 10:14 PM
BOSTON — When Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino strolls to the plate at Fenway Park, the public-address system blares the opening lyric to his walk-up song:
"Don't worry about a thing …"
The Red Sox faithful promptly finish the...