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...Baltimore to its first division title in 17 years, and Williams snagged the NL honor following his first season as a big league skipper with Washington.Showalter received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 points in balloting by the Baseball...

...three outs for his fifth save.Cashner hit his first career triple with one out in the fifth, the first triple by a big league pitcher this season, and bunted for a single in the sixth.Yusmeiro Petit (5-5), who has taken Tim Lincecum's...
The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Now Playing Synopsis: Chapman and Maclain Way's documentary The Battered Bastards of Baseball tells the tale of the Mavericks, an independent minor league baseball team (meaning it was not affiliated with any big-league club) that formed in 1973. They fielded a squad consisting of guys who showed up for an open try out, many of whom had been cut from more reputable organizations. The ragtag team actually started to win, and their hometown of Portland ended up giving them a devoted fan base. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

...unfair," Washington first baseman Adam LaRoche said."Now, in one game, any given day, a college team could beat a big league team. It's just the way the ball rolls. So I don't know how much one game proves as far as who deserves to move...
'Semi-Pro' is no 'Major League'

...his characters are usually grating or oafish. Here he plays Monix, the only Tropics player to have ever played in the big league, though primarily as a bench warmer. Recently traded to the Tropics for a washing machine, his job is to bring new...
Red Sox win wild one in Tampa

...took the lead in the seventh on Finley's third homer, a drive to right field on the 77th pitch of the game by hard-luck loser Joe Blanton (0-2). The right-hander allowed six hits over eight innings in his fourth big league start.
Oilers name Stevens head coach, Clark as GM

...RBIs. "When it comes to knowledge of the swing and how to hit, he's one of the best out there," Machado said. "Big-league guys wouldn't continue to call him to work out in the offseason if he didn't know what he was doing." Stevens...
'Trouble with the Curve' hits a line drive

...straightforward movie, so naturally there's going to be a love interest. Enter Justin Timberlake as Johnny, a former big-league pitcher, one of Gus' projects, in fact, who blew out his arm and is now scouting for the Red Sox. Johnny's on...
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Beaches and beisbol: Puerto Rico treats Kenai baseball squad like royalty

...television reporter and a newspaper reporter. A May 30 game in Comerio, a city of 20,000, was played in a stadium where big league ballplayers used to suit up for winter ball. The Comerio team also presented Kenai with a nice plaque. "Roberto Clemente...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper

...Ellen Borakove said. The three-time All-Star third baseman often was in trouble the last few years. His 15-year big league career ended in 2001, five seasons after he led the Padres to a division title and was a unanimous pick for MVP. Just...


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