| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The Philadelphia Phillies hired Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg as their manager on Friday after firing Charlie Manuel.
Manuel, 69, had managed the Phillies since 2005, a run that included five consecutive National League East championships and a World...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Sporting beards that would make Gandalf the Wizard jealous, the Red Sox turned in a magical season —an odyssey that sprang from too much chicken and beer in the clubhouse under Terry Francona, to the Bobby Valentine experiment and finally to the top...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 8:20 PM
As wild and wacky as the World Series was — Game 3 ending on an obstruction call at third base, Game 4 on a pickoff play at first . . . really? — the Boston Red Sox celebrating their third championship in 10 years won't be baseball's most...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Terry Francona, who led the Cleveland Indians to their first playoff berth in six years, was honored Tuesday as American League manager of the year.
Francona had never received a first-place vote in previous years, even when he led the Boston Red Sox to...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 9:23 PM
About now, only the skiiers could love winter. It hasn't been bad in terms of snow (knock wood), but the dreary, dim skies, cold temps and spreading flu bug have many of us thinking spring. And with spring comes baseball. The start of the Major League...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Monday, the morning of the Cleveland Indians home opener, their manager was nowhere to be found. That's because on his walk to the ballpark, Terry Francona got lost....
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:32 PM
MLB Opening Day 2013 TV schedule: The MLB regular season starts Sunday, March 31, with Texas at Houston. ESPN and ESPN2 air four games April 1. Get a FREE MLB TV schedule printable version! Once again, the Hot Stove cooked up an offseason stew of big...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:25 AM
Anthony Recker is on the move again. The former Catasauqua star, traded in midseason from Oakland to the Chicago Cubs, has been claimed off waivers by the New York Mets. Recker was designated for assignment earlier this week when the Cubs claimed right...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:58 PM
JoAnna Garcia Swisher is a new mom! The actress and her baseball-playing husband, Nick Swisher, have welcomed their first child.
And it's a girl!
The "The Internship" actress and "Freaks and Geeks" alum married the Cleveland Indians first baseman in...
| Feb 8, 2013
1. "Until the End of Time" by Danielle Steel (Delacorte, $28). The intertwined stories of two couples, separated by almost 40 years. Last week: —
2. "Private Berlin" by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan (Little, Brown, $27.99)....
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Go ahead, pick an American League East champion.
Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...