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  • Cal moves up hit list, but slowly, with bad leg

    Nineteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 full major-league seasons. On Nov. 1, 2000, Cal Ripken signed a one-year contract that assured his return for another season. But what kind of player would the Orioles be getting? He was guaranteed to be...
  • Miami Marlins' Logan Morrison a finalist for prestigious Hutch Award for community service

    Miami Marlins' Logan Morrison a finalist for prestigious Hutch Award for community service
    I'm not sure if Logan Morrison will stay healthy or productive enough to be part of the Miami Marlins' future, but it's clear he's already distinguished himself with good deeds off the field. Morrison, the young outfielder and first baseman, was one of...
  • 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...
  • Five things I'll remember about Curt Simmons Day

     
    1. Bobby Shantz Talk about good guys. I began the day as a lifelong Curt Simmons fan and my first sports hero did not disappoint me. However, I ended the day as a fan of Shantz (pictured in the back of the limo below), who will turn 87 in September but...
  • Lots of familiar faces at Coca-Cola Park on Opening Night

     
    One of the things I like to do whenever I am at Coca-Cola Park is walk around the place. The whole place. I like to do at least one lap around the concourse level to see who's there, what's new, what smells good, and so on. Even though this wasn't the...
  • Slugging away in Louisville on the first stop of a busy Saturday

     
    I missed my radio show on Saturday morning and I trust that Roger Pence did a fantastic job in my absence as the "Ultimate Road Trip" with the Lehigh Valley Yankee Fan Club reached day No. 3 and we covere five different states. I have to admit, I didn't...
  • Did Topps turn down a deal on Maury Wills because he was such a bad prospect?

     
    BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: Maury Wills was such a longshot to make it in the Major Leagues that Topps turned down the opportunity to sign him to a $5 baseball card contract. Maury Wills is a true Los Angeles Dodgers legend.......
  • My baseball season has one more day left in it

     
    Forgive me for this post. I know to a lot of people around here, the baseball season ended three Fridays ago. Even Morning Call sports editor Bill Kline called this World Series a prime-time nuisance in a Tribune "Four Corners" mini-column the other day...
  • World Series Game 7 cleans up in ratings

     
    CBS decided to drop first-run programming to get out of the way of Game 7. Yet CBS came in at No. 2 and 3 last night with reruns of "CSI: Miami" (118,500) and "CSI: NY" (111,500). The premiere of NBC's "Grimm" came in fourth with 97,400 viewers. ABC's...
  • Missouri Fans Rally Lawmakers to Commemorate Buck O'Neill With Special Day

    Missouri Fans Rally Lawmakers to Commemorate Buck O'Neill With Special Day
    There was no shortage of support at a House of Representatives hearing this week to consider declaring a Buck O’Neil Day in Missouri, to honor Major League Baseball’s first African-American coach. But the chairman of the House Tourism and...
  • Tuesday's local college roundup: Spiders hire former Virginia Tech assistant to coach tight ends; U.Va. to honor late lacrosse player

    Former Virginia Tech football assistant coach Zac Lowe was hired as Richmond’s tight-ends coach. Lowe played center and guard for the Hokies and spent the last four seasons on Frank Beamer’s staff in Blacksburg. WOMEN'S LACROSSE Virginia will...
  • Derek Jeter Is Still Playing The Game The Right Way

    Derek Jeter Is Still Playing The Game The Right Way
    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...