He makes me think of the kids that are outside right now on dusty Dominican ballfields only dreaming of what he has done. Last year at this time, right-hander Ubaldo Jiminez inked the largest contract ever given to a free agent pitcher in Orioles history; $50 million over four years. 207 more words
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PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is getting a raise, just not the one he wanted.
An arbitration panel sided Saturday with the Pirates in their case against Walker, who was seeking a pay bump to $9 million in 2015. 73 more words
(a condensed version of this column appears in today’s print edition of The Province)
First it was Jon Jones testing positive for cocaine in a pre-fight drug test and heading into rehab (for 24 hours) shortly after once again asserting his dominance in the light heavyweight division. 913 more words
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on Jan. 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia.
On April, 18, 1946, playing for the Montreal Royals, Jackie Robinson became the first black player in professional baseball, making his debut against the Jersey City Giants of the International League. 673 more words