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  • Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey

    Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey
    Stan Musial An American Life George Vecsey Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00 Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
  • Yanks' Granderson, Teixeira Having Historic Season

    Yanks' Granderson, Teixeira Having Historic Season
    Yankee fans this season have been treated to 103 homers and the Bronx Bombers show no signs of slowing down. Remarkably, however, almost half of those round trippers have come from only two players. Outfielder Curtis Granderson and first baseman Mark...
  • Mesa Musings: Trusting New Yorkers is a sucker's bet

    "A fool and his money are soon parted," goes the old saw. Gullible describes me as a 19-year-old U.S. Army private in 1964, stationed just outside of New York City. On weekends, my buddies and I would take the New Haven Railroad from New Rochelle, N.Y.,...
  • MLB statement of Snider's passing

    MLB statement of Snider's passing
    Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement regarding the passing of Hall of Famer Duke Snider at the age of 84: "Duke Snider was a great human being, an extraordinary Hall of Fame player and an integral part of Dodger...
  • Iconic Kirk Gibson Home Run Bat Sold for $576,000

    Iconic Kirk Gibson Home Run Bat Sold for $576,000
    LAGUNA NIGUEL -- The bat Kirk Gibson hit his iconic home run with in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series was sold for $575,912 at an auction that wrapped up early Sunday. Gibson's jersey from the same game went for $303,277. The items were among the...
  • Rangers Outfielder Josh Hamilton Named 2010 American League Most Valuable Player

    Rangers Outfielder Josh Hamilton Named 2010 American League Most Valuable Player
    Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was named the 2010 American League Most Valuable Player in an announcement today by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). It marks the sixth time a Texas player has been voted A.L. MVP by the BBWAA,...
  • NY Yankees and Derek Jeter Agree To 3-Year $51M Deal

    NY Yankees and Derek Jeter Agree To 3-Year $51M Deal
    Derek Jeter is keeping his pinstripes, just like everyone expected all along. The iconic shortstop and the New York Yankees reached a preliminary agreement Saturday on a $51 million, three-year contract with an $8 million player option for 2014, a person...
  • Goodnight, Little Leaguer … and Good Bye

    "It is not flesh and blood, but the heart that makes us fathers and sons." - Johann Schiller Though you would have a difficult time finding one, there is a little known album by Nat King Cole entitled "Goodnight, Little Leaguer." If you ever catch a...
  • Derek Jeter Named 'New York's Greatest Athlete Ever'

    Derek Jeter Named 'New York's Greatest Athlete Ever'
    Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter is the greatest New York athlete of all time, that's according to results from a new poll released Tuesday. Jeter, the current all-time Yankees hit leader, even managed to best fellow Yankee icon Babe Ruth who came in a...
  • Book review: 'Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella'

    Book review: 'Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella'
    Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella Neil Lanctot Simon & Schuster: 516 pp., $28 He was a three-time National League most valuable player, an eight-time All-Star, and played in five World Series, but Roy Campanella was something else when the Dodgers...
  • Pennsylvania Boy Spends Savings on Super Bowl Ring & Returns It to Player

    Pennsylvania Boy Spends Savings on Super Bowl Ring & Returns It to Player
    A Pittsburgh-area 10-year-old took $8,500 out of his college savings account to buy William "The Refrigerator" Perry's Super Bowl XX ring and then he gave it back to Perry. With the help of his mother and a hefty college fund, Cliff Forrest Jr....
  • Don't let the size fool you … Warwick's Ben Delgado is definitely a catcher

    Don't let the size fool you … Warwick's Ben Delgado is definitely a catcher
    At first glance, there's little about Ben Delgado that screams "catcher." He stands 5-foot-8 and weighs 170 pounds, size usually reserved for a middle infielder … or a place-kicker. Then you see him on the field. He throws out 71 percent of would-...