Cruz steps into power-hitting role with Mariners

...season for the Orioles. He hit .271 with 40 homers and 108 RBIs.The 34-year-old designated hitter's career numbers at pitcher-friendly Safeco aren't smashing - nine home runs, 19 runs batted in, .234 average in 52 games - but the Mariners aren't...
Pure Sole: Superman doesn't play here

...make a good play, how can we expect to not be singled out when a mistake is made?My first lesson came at age 11.I was a pitcher for the Petersburg Little League Tigers baseball team.I was the center fielder, short stop and, horrendously, I even caught...
Celebrated Little League team stripped of championship title

...League history, with the country rooting for Jackie Robinson West and a team from Philadelphia that had Mo'ne Davis, a star pitcher who was the first girl to appear in the series for a U.S. team since 2004.When the Chicago team returned home, the boys...
Today In Sports History for Wednesday, Jan. 21

...second straight season, agreeing to an $18 million, one-year contract with the Houston Astros, the highest salary for a pitcher in baseball history.2005 - Four-time Olympic champion Ole Einar Bjoerndalen wins his 49th career World Cup biathlon, breaking...
Brett Anderson gets $5 million signing bonus from Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Pitcher Brett Anderson gets a $5 million signing bonus as part of his $10 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Martinez, Johnson, among 4 voted to MLB Hall of Fame

...the 5-foot-11 Martinez the shortest pitcher picked for Cooperstown since Whitey Ford...found unusual success both as a starting pitcher and a reliever, also was voted in Tuesday...was 213-155 with 154 saves, the only pitcher with 200 wins and 150 saves. He went...
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Today in sports history for Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

...first Division I school to hold football and basketball titles at the same time.2008 - Goose Gossage becomes the fifth relief pitcher elected to the Hall of Fame.2009 - Tim Tebow wins the matchup of Heisman winners as No. 1 Florida beats No. 2 Oklahoma...
The long road south

...that much more special was the first night we got frosted over ... a family came trudging from probably a mile away with a pitcher of warm milk fresh from the cow for us. People were pretty incredible when we were off our bikes."In the years after his...
Pure Sole: Review This!

...Stick Award' as the offensive player of the American Legion Alaska State Tournament. Tanner Petrie (infielder, starting pitcher) and Gus Swanton (utility) were selected to the 2014 Alaska Legion Baseball Team of Excellence All-State Team. When asked...
Pineda not only pitcher in majors to try pine tar

New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is hardly the first major...based on the personal preference of a pitcher."Black, who pitched in the majors...evident as that. But you could check every pitcher. I'm sure there would be a lot of...


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