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  • 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.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/22

    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.

  • In Pictures This Week in Weather 03/08 - 03/12

    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.

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  • A Georgia church tries drive-in worship

    A Georgia church tries drive-in worship

    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.

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