Dominican-born Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz runs on the base paths during a major league game in Boston on April 8. The Dominican Republic is a baseball powerhouse. There are more Dominicans playing in the major leagues than from any other country in Latin America, and the Dominican Republic has more players in the majors than all other Latin countries combined.
Longtime Yankees shortstop and captain Derek Jeter finalized a three-year, $51 million deal with the Bronx Bombers on Tuesday. Jeter is in some pretty select Yankee company, when it comes to records and all. Take our quiz and see how well you know the 11-time All-Star. Answers are revealed on subsequent pages.
The World Series will pit a Texas Rangers team that has both track star like speedsters and home run hitters against the San Francisco Giants, who have some of the best hurlers in the sport.
Mondex, a Chihuahua, wears a pirate costume during a Halloween dog show to benefit an animal welfare organization in Manila, Philippines, in October 2008.
Roger Clemens faces charges of obstruction of Congress, making false statements and perjury. Roger Clemens testified under oath at a 2008 hearing before a House committee about the use of banned substances.
Nolan Ryan and a group of investors could be announced as the team's new owners next week.
In some cases, stadium debt outlasts the teams that play in them - and sometimes even the stadium itself.
On opening day of the baseball season, the Monitor looks at whose major league debut is most anticipated and whether Matt Wieters really deserves to be a Sports Illustrated cover boy.