| Jun 16, 2012
| 4:39 AM
OMAHA, Neb. – Mike Zunino grabbed his iPhone to take a picture. On the back of the Dick Howser Trophy was his name, the first of a Florida player engraved on a gold plate on the award honoring college baseball's best player. For all his humility, it...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 4:24 PM
We've had this here on Groller's Corner earlier this year, but with it now being October and the Reds in the Major League Baseball playoffs, it's a good time to remind area sports fans that Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench will be the keynote speaker...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:25 PM
I did not get to ask any questions of Johnny Bench on Wednesday during his appearance in the Lehigh Valley. He had to leave immediately after his presentation at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Foglesville. By the time I got from my table to his,...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Once upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness.
Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 9:17 PM
Purdue baseball's Kevin Plawecki was selected 35th overall by the New York Mets in Compensation Round A of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Monday, becoming the first Big Ten player picked this year.
Plawecki's draft spot makes...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:10 PM
The second time is the charm for Florida's Mike Zunino.
The Gator catcher won the coveted Johnny Bench Award Thursday night, handed out to the best Collegiate Catcher in the Country. Zunino was a nominee in 2011 and watched it given to Jake Lowry of...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 2:27 PM
As Major League Baseball's pennant races come down the stretch, baseball royalty was right here in the Roanoke Valley on Tuesday night. Johnny Bench, the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame catcher and 14-time All Star, sat down to touch on a variety of topics....
| Mar 12, 2013
| 5:56 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Two key characteristics have defined Florida State's young baseball season to this point: exceptional pitching and timely power hitting.
After losing the entire top half of their batting order in the offseason and one of the better...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Pete Rose is a lot like Notre Dame football when it comes to polarization.
Either you love Pete or you can't stand him.
Either you admire his swagger, figuring that's what made him baseball's all-time hit king, or you consider him an arrogant, defiant...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 11:54 AM
No living players will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, a decision that baseball great Pete Rose said is "kind of sad."
In an interview with Fox News, Rose lamented the first shutout since 1996.
"There's a lot of great players that were on...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Si me dieran la oportunidad de ver jugar a un solo pelotero en vivo, elegiría sin dudarlo al impetuoso Pete Rose, icono de la pelota parida por el diablo y creador de un estilo de juego volcánico, arrollador. Una bola de cañón, irreverente. Un genio del...