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After all this time, he's not sure if he read Lance Armstrong's book before his kidney was taken out or after, before the cancer spread to his lungs or later, before his doctors said to get his papers in order or not. "I just remember admiring his...
The Baltimore SunThe electorate of the Baseball Writers' Association of America sent a clear message to tainted superstars Wednesday: If you were suspected of taking performance enhancing drugs, you don’t belong in the Hall of Fame. At least not in 2013. No players...
The Baltimore SunOne of the perks of covering the Orioles is that we have easy access to Jim Palmer, a Hall of Fame pitcher who, unlike some other great players, has no problem speaking his mind. I talked to Palmer on Wednesday after he deplaned in Southern California...
Tags: Jim Palmer, Baseball, Gaylord Perry, Barry Bonds, Cal Ripken
The thick, white envelope arrives every year at this time, full of rules, names and numbers, but just one question. And it's a question heavier than history on this year's baseball Hall of Fame ballot. Who is worthy? The answer merits more than a...
Tags: Baseball, Gaylord Perry, Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa
Paul Konerko has put up some impressive numbers since coming to the White Sox in 1999. But the Tribune's seven Hall of Fame voters agree the slugger is not worthy of Cooperstown —for now. MARK GONZALES In the post-steroid era, not many hitters...
TV SPORTS Women's College Basketball-Michigan at Purdue, 5:30 p.m. (Big 10 Network); Penn State at Northwestern, 7:30 p.m. (Big 10 Network); Idaho at Nevada, 10 p.m. (ESPNU) Men's College Basketball-Xavier at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. (ESPN2); Villanova at...
Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven became Hall of Famers on Wednesday, the two-time World Series champions easily elected after narrow misses last season. Sluggers Rafael Palmeiro, Mark McGwire, Jeff Bagwell and Juan Gonzalez came nowhere close. Hall...
Tags: All Stars, Don Mattingly, Health, Al Leiter, Sports
Sunday afternoon, in Cooperstown, New York, the National Baseball Hall of Fame will welcome its three newest members. There's a skilled offensive and defensive second baseman who finished his career with nearly 3,000 hits. There's a top-of-the-line...
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Roberto Alomar stared at the adoring crowd and was nearly rendered speechless, the tawdry episode of his stellar career long since forgotten. Bert Blyleven, who won his big-league debut at age 19 for the 1970 Minnesota Twins, was...
June 15 1986 - Pitcher Don Sutton of the California Angels failed to win his 300th game. 1991 - South Dakota native Tom Byrum followed a first-round 68 with a second-round 80 and missed the U.S. Open golf tournament cut by one stroke. 1996 - Payne...
WrigleyvilleBreaking News: Doug Davis and Rodrigo Lopez are mediocre starting pitchers. Who saw that coming? Sarcasm aside, I think it's safe to say that after the San Francisco Giants swept Tuesday's doubleheader and pushed the Cubs to 12.0 games back, it's time...
Tribune staff reporterPaul Konerko would be the first to admit he has a pretty hard head. But not even Konerko could have imagined a curveball bounced off his noggin could change the complexion of a ballgame, if not a season.After Cubs starter Kerry Wood hit him in the...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Bob Howry, Jeff Fassero, Paul Konerko, Sports
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