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 died early Tuesday in Tampa, Florida. The New York Yankees won seven World Series titles under the ownership of George Steinbrenner.
Steinbrenner, a sporting legend, died early Tuesday. For more than 30 years, George Steinbrenner lived up to his billing as "the Boss."
Two great American traditions merge when horror icon Stephen King turns his attention to baseball.
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.
A man dives into a polluted section of the River Yamuna to scavenge for ornaments and coins left by Hindus at the river bank in New Delhi, India, on March 22. On World Water Day, officials say factories are ignoring regulations and dumping untreated sewage and industrial pollution into the river that gives much of the capital its drinking water.
A US Marines gunner is silhouetted against the sunset while securing the area around a broken vehicle in a convoy, which delivered supply to the remote Forward Operating Base Cafferata in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on March 8.
Attendees like the informality of listening to a sermon on their car radios in the parking lot, where they can sit in shorts and sandals and bring along the family beagle.