Tag: November 7

1944 – Joe Niekro is born in Martin’s Ferry, OH. Much of his career is spent in the shadow of his Hall-of-Fame older brother but the younger sibling leaves Houston as the winningest pitcher in franchise history (144). The two combine to win 539 major league games in their careers, most of any brother duo in baseball history.

1944 – Joe Niekro is born in Martin’s Ferry, OH. Much of his career is spent in the shadow of his Hall-of-Fame older brother but the younger sibling leaves Houston as the winningest pitcher in franchise history (144). The two combine to win 539 major league games in their careers, most of any brother duo in baseball history.

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2007 – Ed Wade strikes a deal with Philadelphia, his former employer. Houston deals closer Brad Lidge and utilityman Eric Bruntlett to the Phillies for outfielder Michael Bourn, reliever Geoff Geary and minor leaguer Mike Costanzo. Bourn spent three years at the University of Houston before signing with the Phils. Costanzo is dealt to Baltimore later that winter. 

2007 – Ed Wade strikes a deal with Philadelphia, his former employer. Houston deals closer Brad Lidge and utilityman Eric Bruntlett to the Phillies for outfielder Michael Bourn, reliever Geoff Geary and minor leaguer Mike Costanzo. Bourn spent three years at the University of Houston before signing with the Phils. Costanzo is dealt to Baltimore later that winter. 

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1988 – Former player Art Howe is named as manager of the Astros. He’s the third Astro skipper in a row to make Houston their first big league managerial spot. Howe indicates he’ll be able to lead in spite of players on the roster who were his teammates in days gone by. 

1988 – Former player Art Howe is named as manager of the Astros. He’s the third Astro skipper in a row to make Houston their first big league managerial spot. Howe indicates he’ll be able to lead in spite of players on the roster who were his teammates in days gone by. 

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1979 – Cubs reliever Bruce Sutter narrowly edges Joe Niekro for the N.L. Cy Young Award. Joe ties with his brother Phil for the league lead in victories with 21. J.R. Richard finishes third in the voting despite leading the league in ERA (2.71) and strikeouts (313). 

1979 – Cubs reliever Bruce Sutter narrowly edges Joe Niekro for the N.L. Cy Young Award. Joe ties with his brother Phil for the league lead in victories with 21. J.R. Richard finishes third in the voting despite leading the league in ERA (2.71) and strikeouts (313). 

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Winners of the Gold Glove awards in the major leagues are announced. There is significant turnover in the AL, as only RF Mookie Betts is a repeat winner, although five others have won the award in previous years. In the NL, both Nolan Arenado and Jason Heyward win their 5th, with Arenado’s awards coming consecutively.

Winners of the Gold Glove awards in the major leagues are announced. There is significant turnover in the AL, as only RF Mookie Betts is a repeat winner, although five others have won the award in previous years. In the NL, both Nolan Arenado and Jason Heyward win their 5th, with Arenado’s awards coming consecutively.

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The CPBL announces its major award winners for 2017. Po-Jung Wang of the Lamigo Monkeys defends his CPBL MVP award after winning the Triple Crown (.407/31/101). Tzu-Hsien Chan of the Chinatrust Brothers is named Rookie of the Year after hitting .350/.403/.610.

The CPBL announces its major award winners for 2017. Po-Jung Wang of the Lamigo Monkeys defends his CPBL MVP award after winning the Triple Crown (.407/31/101). Tzu-Hsien Chan of the Chinatrust Brothers is named Rookie of the Year after hitting .350/.403/.610.

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The Nexen Heroes lead Game 3 of the 2014 Korean Series, 1 – 0, entering the 8th inning after fine pitching by Jae-young Oh and Sang-woo Cho. In the 8th, though, closer Seung-lak Son allows one run. Then in the 9th, Hyun-hee Han serves up a two-run homer to Han-lee Park, who had been MVP of the 2013 Korean Series.

The Nexen Heroes lead Game 3 of the 2014 Korean Series, 1 – 0, entering the 8th inning after fine pitching by Jae-young Oh and Sang-woo Cho. In the 8th, though, closer Seung-lak Son allows one run. Then in the 9th, Hyun-hee Han serves up a two-run homer to Han-lee Park, who had been MVP of the 2013 Korean Series.

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Marlins 3B Casey McGehee wins the National League Comeback Player of the Year Award while P Chris Young of the Mariners is the winner in the American League. McGehee came back from a strong year in Japan following a couple of disappointing seasons, while Young had seen his career stopped by a string of arm injuries.

Marlins 3B Casey McGehee wins the National League Comeback Player of the Year Award while P Chris Young of the Mariners is the winner in the American League. McGehee came back from a strong year in Japan following a couple of disappointing seasons, while Young had seen his career stopped by a string of arm injuries.

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The Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame inducts its first players since the Cuban Revolution (groups of Cuban exiles had voted players in in some scattered attempts in the interim). They pick five players from the post-Revolution era: Omar Linares, Orestes Kindelan, Braudilio Vinent, Luis Casanova and Antonio Muñoz. Also selected are five pre-Revolution individuals: Minnie Minoso, Camilo Pascual, Connie Marrero, Steve Bellan and Amado Maestri.

The Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame inducts its first players since the Cuban Revolution (groups of Cuban exiles had voted players in in some scattered attempts in the interim). They pick five players from the post-Revolution era: Omar Linares, Orestes Kindelan, Braudilio Vinent, Luis Casanova and Antonio Muñoz. Also selected are five pre-Revolution individuals: Minnie Minoso, Camilo Pascual, Connie Marrero, Steve Bellan and Amado Maestri.

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The NPB Gold Gloves are given out for 2013. Yoshio Itoi of the Orix Buffaloes wins his 5th in the outfield, but eight of the 18 players picked in the Central League and Pacific League are first-time winners and five more are second-time winners.

The NPB Gold Gloves are given out for 2013. Yoshio Itoi of the Orix Buffaloes wins his 5th in the outfield, but eight of the 18 players picked in the Central League and Pacific League are first-time winners and five more are second-time winners.

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Rick Renteria becomes the Cubs’ 53rd manager in franchise history, the fourth in the last five years, when he signs a three-year contract with two club option years with the last-place team that finished the season with 96 losses. Chicago’s new 51 year-old skipper has spent the last three seasons as Bud Black’s bench coach in San Diego.

Rick Renteria becomes the Cubs’ 53rd manager in franchise history, the fourth in the last five years, when he signs a three-year contract with two club option years with the last-place team that finished the season with 96 losses. Chicago’s new 51 year-old skipper has spent the last three seasons as Bud Black’s bench coach in San Diego.

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Rick Renteria becomes the Cubs’ 53rd manager in franchise history, the fourth in the last five years, when he signs a three-year contract with two club option years with the last-place team that finished the season with 96 losses. Chicago’s new 51 year-old skipper has spent the last three seasons as Bud Black’s bench coach in San Diego.

Rick Renteria becomes the Cubs’ 53rd manager in franchise history, the fourth in the last five years, when he signs a three-year contract with two club option years with the last-place team that finished the season with 96 losses. Chicago’s new 51 year-old skipper has spent the last three seasons as Bud Black’s bench coach in San Diego.

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Yi-Chuan Lin wins the CPBL MVP Award for 2013. He led the league in homers, hits, average and total bases and was second in OBP, slugging, OPS and RBI. Lin had previously won in 2009, becoming the fifth two-time winner, the first since En-Yu Lin and the first position player to win twice. Yi-Chuan Lin’s infield mate, Chiu-Yen Kuo, wins the Rookie of the Year Award.

Yi-Chuan Lin wins the CPBL MVP Award for 2013. He led the league in homers, hits, average and total bases and was second in OBP, slugging, OPS and RBI. Lin had previously won in 2009, becoming the fifth two-time winner, the first since En-Yu Lin and the first position player to win twice. Yi-Chuan Lin’s infield mate, Chiu-Yen Kuo, wins the Rookie of the Year Award.

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Brien Taylor, a former top Yankees pitching prospect who received a record $1.55 million signing bonus, is sentenced to 38 months in prison after pleading guilty to distributing crack cocaine. The East Carteret High School’s hard-throwing southpaw was the No. 1 overall selection in the 1991 draft, but two years later his career was cut short when he got into a fist fight, severely injuring his pitching shoulder when he throw a punch which missed his opponent.

Brien Taylor, a former top Yankees pitching prospect who received a record $1.55 million signing bonus, is sentenced to 38 months in prison after pleading guilty to distributing crack cocaine. The East Carteret High School’s hard-throwing southpaw was the No. 1 overall selection in the 1991 draft, but two years later his career was cut short when he got into a fist fight, severely injuring his pitching shoulder when he throw a punch which missed his opponent.

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With a year remaining on his contract, outfielder Jason Bay is released by the Mets after three very disappointing seasons with New York. The move will not save the team any money as they will be responsible for the $21 million owed to the former National League Rookie of the Year, who signed a big free-agent deal with the club in 2009.

With a year remaining on his contract, outfielder Jason Bay is released by the Mets after three very disappointing seasons with New York. The move will not save the team any money as they will be responsible for the $21 million owed to the former National League Rookie of the Year, who signed a big free-agent deal with the club in 2009.

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The Rockies, after informing their season-ticket holders via e-mail before making an official announcement, name Walt Weiss as the sixth manager in the 20-year history of the team. The 48 year-old new skipper, a popular shortstop with Colorado during the early years of the franchise, replaces Jim Tracy, who resigned last month.

The Rockies, after informing their season-ticket holders via e-mail before making an official announcement, name Walt Weiss as the sixth manager in the 20-year history of the team. The 48 year-old new skipper, a popular shortstop with Colorado during the early years of the franchise, replaces Jim Tracy, who resigned last month.

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Brien Taylor, a former top Yankees pitching prospect who received a record $1.55 million signing bonus, is sentenced to 38 months in prison after pleading guilty to distributing crack cocaine. The East Carteret High School’s hard-throwing southpaw was the No. 1 overall selection in the 1991 draft, but two years later his career was cut short when he got into a fist fight, severely injuring his pitching shoulder when he throw a punch which missed his opponent.

Brien Taylor, a former top Yankees pitching prospect who received a record $1.55 million signing bonus, is sentenced to 38 months in prison after pleading guilty to distributing crack cocaine. The East Carteret High School’s hard-throwing southpaw was the No. 1 overall selection in the 1991 draft, but two years later his career was cut short when he got into a fist fight, severely injuring his pitching shoulder when he throw a punch which missed his opponent.

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Clearing a spot in center field for top prospect Lorenzo Cain, the Royals trade outfielder Melky Cabrera (.305, 18, 87) to the Giants in exchange for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez (4-7, 4.26). The addition of the 29 year-old southpaw bolsters KC’s very young starting rotation.

Clearing a spot in center field for top prospect Lorenzo Cain, the Royals trade outfielder Melky Cabrera (.305, 18, 87) to the Giants in exchange for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez (4-7, 4.26). The addition of the 29 year-old southpaw bolsters KC’s very young starting rotation.

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The Twins replace GM Bill Smith on an interim basis with Terry Ryan, who had previously held the post. The dismissal marks the first time since 1961, when the club left Washington to move to Minnesota, that the franchise has fired a general manager.

The Twins replace GM Bill Smith on an interim basis with Terry Ryan, who had previously held the post. The dismissal marks the first time since 1961, when the club left Washington to move to Minnesota, that the franchise has fired a general manager.

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Clearing a spot in center field for top prospect Lorenzo Cain, the Royals trade outfielder Melky Cabrera (.305, 18, 87) to the Giants in exchange for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez (4-7, 4.26). The addition of the 29 year-old southpaw bolsters KC’s very young starting rotation.

Clearing a spot in center field for top prospect Lorenzo Cain, the Royals trade outfielder Melky Cabrera (.305, 18, 87) to the Giants in exchange for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez (4-7, 4.26). The addition of the 29 year-old southpaw bolsters KC’s very young starting rotation.

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Suk-min Yoon is named KBO MVP for 2011. He won the pitching Triple Crown after going 17-5 with a 2.45 ERA and 178 strikeouts in 172 1/3 innings; he easily led in ERA (no one else under 3) and strikeouts (no one else over 150), while edging Sun-woo Kim for the most wins. Yoon gets 62 of 91 votes. Second place with 19 votes goes to closer Seung-hwan Oh, who had tied the KBO and Asian records with 47 saves but had asked voters to back his teammate Hyung-woo Choi. Choi, the home run, RBI and slugging leader, only gets 8 votes, while defending MVP Dae-ho Lee gets two. The KBO Rookie of the Year goes to speedy Samsung Lions outfielder Young-seop Bae.

Suk-min Yoon is named KBO MVP for 2011. He won the pitching Triple Crown after going 17-5 with a 2.45 ERA and 178 strikeouts in 172 1/3 innings; he easily led in ERA (no one else under 3) and strikeouts (no one else over 150), while edging Sun-woo Kim for the most wins. Yoon gets 62 of 91 votes. Second place with 19 votes goes to closer Seung-hwan Oh, who had tied the KBO and Asian records with 47 saves but had asked voters to back his teammate Hyung-woo Choi. Choi, the home run, RBI and slugging leader, only gets 8 votes, while defending MVP Dae-ho Lee gets two. The KBO Rookie of the Year goes to speedy Samsung Lions outfielder Young-seop Bae.

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Behind rookie skipper Norifumi Nishimura, the Chiba Lotte Marines win the 2010 Japan Series, their second Japan Series title ever. They beat the Chunichi Dragons, 8 – 7, in a 12-inning Game 7, after a 2 – 2, 15-inning tie in Game 6. Toshiaki Imae goes 4 for 5 and scores the winning run, taking Series MVP honors for the second time in his career.

Behind rookie skipper Norifumi Nishimura, the Chiba Lotte Marines win the 2010 Japan Series, their second Japan Series title ever. They beat the Chunichi Dragons, 8 – 7, in a 12-inning Game 7, after a 2 – 2, 15-inning tie in Game 6. Toshiaki Imae goes 4 for 5 and scores the winning run, taking Series MVP honors for the second time in his career.

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2009 – Six Yomiuri Giants team up on a shutout over the Nippon Ham Fighters in Game 6 of the 2009 Japan Series to take the club’s 21st Japan Series title. Nippon Ham strands 13 in the 2 – 0 loss. Shinnosuke Abe doubles in the winner and is named Series MVP.

2009 – Six Yomiuri Giants team up on a shutout over the Nippon Ham Fighters in Game 6 of the 2009 Japan Series to take the club’s 21st Japan Series title. Nippon Ham strands 13 in the 2 – 0 loss. Shinnosuke Abe doubles in the winner and is named Series MVP.

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In a five-player trade, the Phillies obtain reliever Brad Lidge and infielder Eric Bruntlett from the Astros in exchange for outfielder speedster Michael Bourn, right-hander Geoff Geary, and minor league prospect Mike Costanzo. Philadelphia hopes a change of scenery will help Lidge become a dominant closer in the National League again as he was in Houston during the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

In a five-player trade, the Phillies obtain reliever Brad Lidge and infielder Eric Bruntlett from the Astros in exchange for outfielder speedster Michael Bourn, right-hander Geoff Geary, and minor league prospect Mike Costanzo. Philadelphia hopes a change of scenery will help Lidge become a dominant closer in the National League again as he was in Houston during the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

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2007 – The 2007 Baseball World Cup begins in Taiwan. The Thai national team makes its Baseball World Cup debut, thanks to the Chinese national team avoiding the tournament due to political tension with Taiwan. Thailand loses its opener, 16 – 0, to the Dutch national team as Kenny Berkenbosch and Berry van Driel combine on a two-hitter. The other major game of the day involves a near-loss for the nine-time defending champion Cuban national team. Cuba trails Australia, 2 – 1, with two outs in the bottom of the 9th when veteran LF Frederich Cepeda slugs a two-strike pitch from Brad Thomas for a homer. DH Osmani Urrutia homers against Rich Thompson in the 10th for a Cuban win.

2007 – The 2007 Baseball World Cup begins in Taiwan. The Thai national team makes its Baseball World Cup debut, thanks to the Chinese national team avoiding the tournament due to political tension with Taiwan. Thailand loses its opener, 16 – 0, to the Dutch national team as Kenny Berkenbosch and Berry van Driel combine on a two-hitter. The other major game of the day involves a near-loss for the nine-time defending champion Cuban national team. Cuba trails Australia, 2 – 1, with two outs in the bottom of the 9th when veteran LF Frederich Cepeda slugs a two-strike pitch from Brad Thomas for a homer. DH Osmani Urrutia homers against Rich Thompson in the 10th for a Cuban win.

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Oakland Athletics reliever Huston Street and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard are rewarded for their efforts by being named the American League and National League rookies of the year, respectively. Street became Oakland’s closer when incumbent Octavio Dotel went down in May with an elbow injury that required surgery. Street saved 23 games in 27 chances to go along with a 5-1 record and a 1.72 ERA. Only Mariano Rivera’s 1.38 ERA for the Yankees was better among AL relievers. Street had 72 strikeouts in 78 1/3 innings pitched, and opposing hitters batted only .194 against him. Howard became the Phillies’ everyday first baseman in early July when slugger Jim Thome was sidelined for the season with an elbow injury. Howard, who led all major league rookies with 22 home runs, also posted a .288 average and 63 RBI in 312 at bats. He had 11 homers and 27 RBI in September and October as the Phillies battled the Houston Astros for the NL wild card until getting eliminated on the last day of the season.

Oakland Athletics reliever Huston Street and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard are rewarded for their efforts by being named the American League and National League rookies of the year, respectively. Street became Oakland’s closer when incumbent Octavio Dotel went down in May with an elbow injury that required surgery. Street saved 23 games in 27 chances to go along with a 5-1 record and a 1.72 ERA. Only Mariano Rivera’s 1.38 ERA for the Yankees was better among AL relievers. Street had 72 strikeouts in 78 1/3 innings pitched, and opposing hitters batted only .194 against him. Howard became the Phillies’ everyday first baseman in early July when slugger Jim Thome was sidelined for the season with an elbow injury. Howard, who led all major league rookies with 22 home runs, also posted a .288 average and 63 RBI in 312 at bats. He had 11 homers and 27 RBI in September and October as the Phillies battled the Houston Astros for the NL wild card until getting eliminated on the last day of the season.

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With a resounding thud, a five-ton wrecking ball smashes into Busch Stadium to make room for a new ballpark to house the St. Louis Cardinals. Hundreds of observers line nearby streets or dotted rooftops to watch the beginning of the demolition to the 39-year-old facility.

With a resounding thud, a five-ton wrecking ball smashes into Busch Stadium to make room for a new ballpark to house the St. Louis Cardinals. Hundreds of observers line nearby streets or dotted rooftops to watch the beginning of the demolition to the 39-year-old facility.

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Closer Huston Street, joining shortstop Bobby Crosby, becomes the second consecutive A’s freshman to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award, and the Phillies’ first baseman Ryan Howard cops the honor in the National League. Both players, who were not on Opening Day rosters, got their opportunity to play in the majors this season due to injuries to teammates.

Closer Huston Street, joining shortstop Bobby Crosby, becomes the second consecutive A’s freshman to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award, and the Phillies’ first baseman Ryan Howard cops the honor in the National League. Both players, who were not on Opening Day rosters, got their opportunity to play in the majors this season due to injuries to teammates.

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Closer Huston Street, joining shortstop Bobby Crosby, becomes the second consecutive A’s freshman to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award, and the Phillies’ first baseman Ryan Howard cops the honor in the National League. Both players, who were not on Opening Day rosters, got their opportunity to play in the majors this season due to injuries to teammates.

Closer Huston Street, joining shortstop Bobby Crosby, becomes the second consecutive A’s freshman to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award, and the Phillies’ first baseman Ryan Howard cops the honor in the National League. Both players, who were not on Opening Day rosters, got their opportunity to play in the majors this season due to injuries to teammates.

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2004 – After refusing a $60 million, four-year contract extension from the Boston Red Sox the previous winter, Nomar Garciaparra signs a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs, the team he was traded to in 2004, for $8 million. The All-Star shortstop, who is coming off an injury-plagued season, can increase the value of the contract up to $11 million with bonus incentives based on performance and playing time.

2004 – After refusing a $60 million, four-year contract extension from the Boston Red Sox the previous winter, Nomar Garciaparra signs a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs, the team he was traded to in 2004, for $8 million. The All-Star shortstop, who is coming off an injury-plagued season, can increase the value of the contract up to $11 million with bonus incentives based on performance and playing time.

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2003 – Luis Garcia hits a 9th-inning tie-breaking home run, as Mexico upsets the United States team in the quarterfinals of the Olympic baseball qualifying tournament, 2 – 1. The loss means the US squad will be unable to defend its gold medal the next summer in Athens.

2003 – Luis Garcia hits a 9th-inning tie-breaking home run, as Mexico upsets the United States team in the quarterfinals of the Olympic baseball qualifying tournament, 2 – 1. The loss means the US squad will be unable to defend its gold medal the next summer in Athens.

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Thanks to Luis Garcia’s ninth-inning tie-breaking home run, Mexico upsets the United States Olympic baseball team in the quarterfinals of the qualifying tournament, 2-1. The loss in Panama means the U.S. squad will be unable to defend its gold medal in Athens next summer.

Thanks to Luis Garcia’s ninth-inning tie-breaking home run, Mexico upsets the United States Olympic baseball team in the quarterfinals of the qualifying tournament, 2-1. The loss in Panama means the U.S. squad will be unable to defend its gold medal in Athens next summer.

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Thanks to Luis Garcia’s ninth-inning tie-breaking home run, Mexico upsets the United States Olympic baseball team in the quarterfinals of the qualifying tournament, 2-1. The loss in Panama means the U.S. squad will be unable to defend its gold medal in Athens next summer.

Thanks to Luis Garcia’s ninth-inning tie-breaking home run, Mexico upsets the United States Olympic baseball team in the quarterfinals of the qualifying tournament, 2-1. The loss in Panama means the U.S. squad will be unable to defend its gold medal in Athens next summer.

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A’s southpaw Barry Zito (23-5, 2.75) is selected as the American League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The 24 year-old sophomore, who led the AL in wins, out points Red Sox right-hander Pedro Martinez, 114 to 96.

A’s southpaw Barry Zito (23-5, 2.75) is selected as the American League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The 24 year-old sophomore, who led the AL in wins, out points Red Sox right-hander Pedro Martinez, 114 to 96.

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The Baseball Writers’ Association of America selects Mike Scioscia (World Champions Angels – 99-63) and Tony La Russa (Cardinals – 97-65) as Manager of the Year for their respective leagues. The St. Louis skipper, who also won the award in the American League with the White Sox (1983) and the A’s (1988, 1992), joins Braves’ field boss Bobby Cox as the only managers to win the top honors in both leagues.

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America selects Mike Scioscia (World Champions Angels – 99-63) and Tony La Russa (Cardinals – 97-65) as Manager of the Year for their respective leagues. The St. Louis skipper, who also won the award in the American League with the White Sox (1983) and the A’s (1988, 1992), joins Braves’ field boss Bobby Cox as the only managers to win the top honors in both leagues.

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A’s southpaw Barry Zito (23-5, 2.75) is selected as the American League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The 24 year-old sophomore, who led the AL in wins, out points Red Sox right-hander Pedro Martinez, 114 to 96.

A’s southpaw Barry Zito (23-5, 2.75) is selected as the American League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The 24 year-old sophomore, who led the AL in wins, out points Red Sox right-hander Pedro Martinez, 114 to 96.

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The Baseball Writers’ Association of America selects Mike Scioscia (World Champions Angels – 99-63) and Tony La Russa (Cardinals – 97-65) as Manager of the Year for their respective leagues. The St. Louis skipper, who also won the award in the American League with the White Sox (1983) and the A’s (1988, 1992), joins Braves’ field boss Bobby Cox as the only managers to win the top honors in both leagues.

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America selects Mike Scioscia (World Champions Angels – 99-63) and Tony La Russa (Cardinals – 97-65) as Manager of the Year for their respective leagues. The St. Louis skipper, who also won the award in the American League with the White Sox (1983) and the A’s (1988, 1992), joins Braves’ field boss Bobby Cox as the only managers to win the top honors in both leagues.

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Receiving 25-of-32 first-place votes, the BBWAA selects Rafael Furcal as the National League Rookie of the Year. The Braves shortstop, who is the only player listed on all 32 ballots, easily outdistances Cardinal pitcher Rick Ankiel and Mets outfielder Jay Payton.

Receiving 25-of-32 first-place votes, the BBWAA selects Rafael Furcal as the National League Rookie of the Year. The Braves shortstop, who is the only player listed on all 32 ballots, easily outdistances Cardinal pitcher Rick Ankiel and Mets outfielder Jay Payton.

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