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  • St. Louis Cardinals: Inside the Cards' wild ride to the World Series

    St. Louis Cardinals: Inside the Cards' wild ride to the World Series

    St. Louis Cardinals: The Cards beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-6 on Sunday for the National League Championship Series. How did the team recover from a 10.5 game deficit in just one month?

  • Baseball's final four head to mid-America league playoffs

    Baseball's final four head to mid-America league playoffs

    For the pundits who saw the Phillies and either the Red Sox or Yankees as the last teams standing, it's worth remembering Yogi Berra's oft-quoted line: "It ain't over till it’s over."

  • In Pictures Cooling off

    Malee, a three-month old Asian elephant, cools off with a spray of water in her wading pool at the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City on July 18. Much of the nation is in the grip of a broiling heat wave.

  • In Pictures Top Dominican-born baseball players

    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.

  • MLB Opening Day: Traditional opener in Cincinnati, and Yankees' Jeter goes after record

    MLB Opening Day: Traditional opener in Cincinnati, and Yankees' Jeter goes after record

    MLB Opening Day is today, with the requisite questionable weather. There are six games on the docket for MLB Opening Day, including the traditional day game in Cincinnati. Will Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter reach 3,000 hits?

  • 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.

  • Branch Rickey

    Branch Rickey

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Jimmy Breslin scores a solid base hit with this concise, lively biography of game-changing baseball manager Branch Rickey.

  • 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.

  • Medal of Freedom: A pair of sports stars honored too

    Medal of Freedom: A pair of sports stars honored too

    Among the 15 Presidential Medal of Freedom winners presented with the highest US civilian award at the White House Tuesday are two sports greats, Bill Russell and Stan Musial. Russell led the Boston Celtics to 11 NBA championships and became the first black head coach of a major US sport when he replaced Red Auerbach in 1966. Musial, known as “Stan the Man” to his legion of fans, was a first-ballot Baseball Hall of Famer after compiling 3,630 hits and 475 home runs during 22 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. Russell and Musial join 11 other former sports stars in this exclusive company. Take this quiz to see if you can identify the others.

  • George H.W. Bush, 14 others to be awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom next year

    George H.W. Bush, 14 others to be awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom next year

    George H.W. Bush, along with Maya Angelou, Stan Musial and a dozen others, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom early next year. George H.W. Bush was the 41st President of the United States.