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Tribune staff reporterIt is 9:30 on a Friday morning. The first game of the series won't start for almost 10 hours. But the man who calls himself "the Atlanta Scalper" is already on a street corner midway between the old courthouse where Dred Scott sued for his freedom and...
WatchdogEvidently banking on the statute of limitations having run out, YES' David Cone acknowledged late in Monday night's game having used improper substances during his playing days. During a discussion of the discoloration on Texas pitcher Eddie Guardado's...
Tags: Eddie Guardado, David Cone, Texas
O, by the WayThey're feeling pretty good about things today up on the North Side of Chicago. Those lovable Cubbies swept the Braves in a doublheader down in Atlanta yesterday -- smoked 'em actually, 10-2 and 8-0 -- and the Cubs are 26......
Sun StaffThe second of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons. The curtain to the 1983 season lowered on the careers of three future Hall of Famers: catcher Johnny Bench, pitcher Gaylord Perry and outfielder Carl Yastrzemski. It opened wide...
Tags: Elections, Jim Palmer, Lou Gehrig, Jim Rice, Eddie Murray
(BBWAA: Elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America; VC: Elected by the Veterans Committee; NL: Elected by the Veterans Committee based on Negro league career): 1936 -- BBWAA: Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, Honus...
Cal Ripken's first major-league hit came against Dennis Lamp of the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 16, 1981. His last hit came against Frank Castillo of the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Oct. 5, 2001. Ripken finished his career with 3,184...
Everything you always wanted to know about Sammy Sosa's bat controversy, in a very special bonus edition of Ask Paul Sullivan. I have a question stemming from the corked bat incident. As far as I can tell, players cork their bats in the belief that it...
Is it a violation of political correctness to call Bithorn Stadium a joke? Paul, did you see any chickens on the infield? --Elmo Jones, Birmingham, Ala. No chickens on the infield, but plenty of bird droppings on the wooden seats, which are decrepit to...
Tribune staff reporterBilly Pierce won 211 games, more victories than 15 of the pitchers in the Hall of Fame, but never received more than 2 percent of the vote and was dropped from the ballot. Luke Appling, a two-time batting champion, among the greatest players in White...
Tags: Billy Williams, Chicago White Sox, Sports, Hack Wilson, Voting
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