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On July 12, 1996, longtime Minnesota Twins star and future Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett announces his retirement due to glaucoma in his right eye. Over a 12-year career, the popular Puckett batted .318 with 207 home runs and 1,085 RBIs. He also helped the Twins to World Championships in 1987 and...
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On July 11, 1985, Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros becomes the first pitcher in history to record 4,000 strikeouts. Ryan notches the milestone dismissing New York Mets outfielder Danny Heep with 3 pitches in the sixth inning. On July 11, 1968, the Baltimore Orioles name future Hall of Famer Earl...
With baseball taking a break for the Mid-summer Classic, it is time tohand out my midseason awards. .  Awards . Most Valuable Fantasy Hitter:  Andrew McCutchen Most Valuable Fantasy Pitcher:  R.A. Dickey Most Valuable Rookie Fantasy Hitter:  Mike Trout Most Valuable Rookie Fantasy Pitcher:  Yu...
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With baseball taking a break for the Mid-summer Classic, it is time tohand out my midseason awards. .  Awards . Most Valuable Fantasy Hitter:  Andrew McCutchen Most Valuable Fantasy Pitcher:  R.A. Dickey Most Valuable Rookie Fantasy Hitter:  Mike Trout Most Valuable Rookie Fantasy Pitcher:  Yu...
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True baseball fans will always get to the ball park early to watch batting practice. Many fans, usually the younger ones, are there early for baseballs. Ball's drilled into the bleachers or balls fouled into bleachers. Other fans, older ones, come early to watch what players are working on. It's...
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The first half is over. Thankfully. The Phillies have had their worst start since 1997 and nothing this season has really gone to plan. The questions of why have been asked now for 3 months. They’re only intensifying now, after a 9-25 performance in the last 34 games. Who is to blame? Charlie...
The war of words continue between New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira and Boston's reliever Vicente Padilla. This has take the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry into uncharted territory and to a whole new level. ESPNdesportes reported Padilla has alleged that Teixeira's problem isn't with him, but Latin players...
  Tonight the 83rd All-Star Game takes place in Kansas City with the American and National League battling it out for home-field advantage in the World Series. The last time the Midsummer Classic took place in Kansas City was in 1973 as the National League won 7-1. The game was the last All-...
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  Tonight the 83rd All-Star Game takes place in Kansas City with the American and National League battling it out for home-field advantage in the World Series. The last time the Midsummer Classic took place in Kansas City was in 1973 as the National League won 7-1. The game was the last All-...
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With a 37-47 record at the break, the Kansas City Royals appear poised to be one of the few true sellers at the trade deadline. The spring of 2012 was forged with great promise in BBQ City but has been met with typical substandard play and disappointment. The worst offender has been the pitching...
However, summer may not exactly be Mr. October’s best season. This time, it isn’t a baseball hit from Jackson’s bat, but Reggie himself that has been catapulted from Yankee stadium. Though no formal announcement, fine, or discipline has been administered, USA Today reports that, after Reggie...
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However, summer may not exactly be Mr. October’s best season. This time, it isn’t a baseball hit from Jackson’s bat, but Reggie himself that has been catapulted from Yankee stadium. Though no formal announcement, fine, or discipline has been administered, USA Today reports that, after Reggie...
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Tim Lincecum gave up seven hits and six earned runs in 3.1 innings pitched on Sunday in Pittsburgh.  Bruce Bochy and the San Francisco Giants now have some decisions to make heading into the second half the season. After finishing the first half of the season with a rough roadtrip through the...
The Red Sox and Yankees have been hit with injuries this season but when you look at their Division standings, New York's in first place and Boston last place. "WHY?" If you watched this weekend's series from Fenway Park the answer was right in front of you, "age" trumped "youth." If you watched...
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