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  • In Pictures Baseball spring training

    Baltimore Orioles first baseman Derrek Lee waits for a Minnesota Twins player to step into the batter's box during the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., on March 23.

  • Rickwood Field: A Century in America's Oldest Ballpark

    Rickwood Field: A Century in America's Oldest Ballpark

    Rickwood Field – the country's oldest ballpark – is rich in baseball lore and legend.

  • Identity theft: five simple ways to protect yourself

    Identity theft: five simple ways to protect yourself

    Identity theft has been around forever. Even in ancient times, impersonators would pretend to be someone they were not – a prince, a long-lost heir to a great fortune, a merchant who had died at sea. The Internet has made the theft much easier. A hack here, a lost flash drive there, and tens of thousands of people can find themselves with false credit-card charges or drained bank accounts. In 2008 alone, 10 million Americans had their identity stolen. Here are five practical tips to keep your identity safe:

  • World Series: How much do you know about the Fall Classic?

    World Series: How much do you know about the Fall Classic?

    The 106th World Series, featuring the Rangers and Giants, is underway. With the help of MLB.com and Baseball-reference.com, we've come up with a quiz to test your knowledge of World Series history. You'll find answers to questions on subsequent pages and on the last page of the quiz.

  • Key to Texas Rangers victory: Home-grown talent

    Key to Texas Rangers victory: Home-grown talent

    The Texas Rangers excel in identifying potential players, then preparing them for the Big Leagues. Home-grown talent will be on display when they go to the World Series for the first time.

  • Bobby Cox: One of baseball's best managers ever? Our Top 5 picks

    Bobby Cox: One of baseball's best managers ever? Our Top 5 picks

    Following Atlanta's 3-2 loss to the Giants Monday night in the National League Division Series, Braves manager Bobby Cox retired after 29 seasons as a major league skipper. That got us to thinking about the best managers of all time. How would you make that choice? Best win-loss ratio? Most World Series wins? We decided to use post-season playoff appearances. Drawing on Baseball-Reference.com and BaseballHall.org, here's our top five list.

  • Steinbrenner dies on Tuesday morning; New York and baseball in mourning

    Steinbrenner dies on Tuesday morning; New York and baseball in mourning

    Steinbrenner died early Tuesday in Tampa, Florida. The New York Yankees won seven World Series titles under the ownership of George Steinbrenner.

  • Steinbrenner dies Tuesday morning; led Yankees to 7 World Series titles

    Steinbrenner dies Tuesday morning; led Yankees to 7 World Series titles

    Steinbrenner, a sporting legend, died early Tuesday. For more than 30 years, George Steinbrenner lived up to his billing as "the Boss."

  • Blockade Billy

    Blockade Billy

    Two great American traditions merge when horror icon Stephen King turns his attention to baseball.

  • Opening day: eight questions for the baseball season

    Opening day: eight questions for the baseball season

    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.