Ralph Kiner was a prodigious home run hitter with three teams during his major league baseball career. The Hall of Famer then parlayed his knowledge of the game into a successful broadcasting career with the New York Mets.
Sandy Koufax is one of baseball's all-time pitching greats. Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers' winning pitcher in Monday night's clinching NLDS Game 4 win, was praised by Sandy Koufax after his effort in Los Angeles.
Michael Wacha: A high-hopping infield hit just over the outstretched glove of the 6 ft. 6 in. rookie pitcher prevented him from becoming the first St. Louis Cardinals hurler since Bud Smith turned in a no-hitter in 2001.
One of the most anticipated moments of any baseball season occurs when ceremonial first pitches are thrown at each of 30 major-league ballparks. Often the identity of the persons or persons doing the honors is kept a secret until the last minute. Here’s the lineup of the 2013 VIPs: