October 16, 2008
Boston/Tampa Bay vs. PHILLIES Game 1: Wednesday at AL city
August 31, 1994 |
Miami used a superb pitching effort by Fernando Rodriguez and a balanced hitting attack to rout Chino (Calif.), 9-0, and claim the 68th American Legion World Series title last night in Boyertown. Rodriguez, a 19-year-old righthander who recently transferred to Florida International University from Alabama, did not allow an earned run in 32 innings through the Southeast Regional competition and the World Series. Last night, he struck out six, walked just one, and allowed five hits.
May 12, 2014 |
WOODBINE, N.J. - The team of 20 competitors had been on the move since before dawn Saturday, so by 11 a.m., they were ready for a pit stop at the small headquarters building of Belleplain State Forest. But in the intense, 24-hour contest known as the World Series of Birding, a pit stop is no time for slacking off. "Hey guys! There's a bluebird!," team leader Mike Crewe cried as he stood in the parking lot. "Quick. You got to get this. " Out came multiple pairs of binoculars, and sure enough: a brilliant flash of blue.
October 20, 2012 |
DETROIT - Prince Fielder waved his arms frantically, gleefully calling off his teammates before catching the final out. From the moment Fielder signed his massive contract in January, an entire city had been waiting for a moment like this. Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit's starting rotation, and the Tigers advanced to the World Series for the second time in seven seasons by beating the New York Yankees, 8-1, Thursday for a four-game sweep of the AL Championship Series.
October 21, 2013 |
Last week I traveled to Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, where a cousin was recuperating from a brain aneurysm. Before seeing her, I needed to drop off an equally sick computer at The Inquirer. Walking down Cherry Street, I turned left on Broad and headed north. It wasn't until I stood virtually beneath the iconic white tower that I remembered The Inquirer didn't live there anymore. And my cousin was the one with the brain trauma. Memories die slowly and painfully. Take the World Series.
October 22, 2014 |
The perennial bottom-feeding Kansas City Royals have run the table through the playoffs thus far in their first postseason appearance since 1985. They start the World Series tonight at home against the San Francisco Giants, who are on a quest to win their third World Series in 5 years and become the defining team of the decade. Take a look at how the teams match up in terms of hitting, pitching, fielding, running and managing: HITTING Royals: Timely hitting and small ball have fueled KC's underdog run to the American League pennant, but the Royals ranged from mediocre to poor offensively in the regular season (23rd in OPS+, which adjusts for ballpark differences)
March 28, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Tim McCarver will make his 55th straight season of Major League Baseball his last. The two-time champion catcher will call the World Series this year and then retire from his analyst job at Fox. "I wanted to step down while I know I can still do the job and proud of the job I've done," McCarver, 71, said Wednesday. His health is good, McCarver said. So are his passion and energy for the game. It was just time. "It's not a tough call," he said. "It's not a sad thing for me. " McCarver had been thinking about moving on for a couple of years.
November 3, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Wade Davis is a rare breed of closer in more ways than one, a former starter who became a star with the Kansas City Royals after being converted into a full-time reliever. Perhaps that helps explain why, unlike most closers who rely on only two pitches, Davis throws three. "He's got a special talent," Royals manager Ned Yost said Sunday at Citi Field as his team prepared for Game 5 of the World Series against the New York Mets. "It's very hard to not only command two pitches, but three pitches.