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Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott comes out as gay

...out socially, I was gay," he said. "In my professional life, I wasn't. At least, not officially."Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig praised Scott."To his friends and colleagues throughout the game, Dale is universally regarded as...
Today in sports history

...three-set victory over Eric Sturgess.1951 - Ford C. Frick, president of the National League, is elected baseball commissioner by the team owners.1981 - Southern California's Marcus Allen rushes for 274 yards and scores two touchdowns...
MLB approves expanded replay

...can request a review on his own if the manager has used his challenges. "I tell you the fans will love it," baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said after owners met and voted their unanimous approval. "It's another in a long list of changes...
Today In Sports History

...of his 78 consecutive free throws, in a game against San Diego, setting what was then an NBA record.1986 - Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth conditionally suspends Dave Parker of the Cincinnati Reds, Keith Hernandez of the New York Mets...
MLB back with replays, metal detectors, comebacks

...supposed to be. He's their hometown player and it was a wonderful reaction. I wish everybody well," said baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, the former Brewers owner who was on hand to watch his hometown team.Nelson Cruz, who completed...
MLB hopes for new drug deal this week

...suspension for a first positive steroids test, a 100-game ban for a second and a lifetime penalty for a third. Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig called for tougher penalties last March, and then-union head Michael Weiner said players would consider...
MLB to expand blood testing for HGH

...Spectrometry (IRMS) tests of any urine specimens that "vary materially.""This is a proud and a great day for baseball," commissioner Bud Selig said following two days of owners' meetings. "We'll continue to be a leader in this field and...
Today In Sports History in Munich.1990 - George Steinbrenner was forced to resign as general partner of the New York Yankees by baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent.1996 - The American softball team wins the gold medal, beating China 3-1 behind a controversial...
Not a lot of sympathy for Alex Rodriguez

...Nobody will take these drugs if they believe the minute they are caught they're out for good," former baseball commissioner Fay Vincent said. "They just won't."A lifetime ban might seem a bit extreme, though in A-Rod's case...
AP source: A-Rod can play during suspension appeal

...involved in the drug cases have been trying to reach agreements that would avoid grievances. Deal or no deal, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig was prepared to announce discipline.Peralta didn't think the possibility of a suspension made it...


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