Cardinals manager Tony La Russa celebrated with the World Series trophy Friday night in St Louis.
October 31, 2011 The baseball team's skipper won his third World Series title on Friday. A sure-fire Hall of Famer, he has the third-most wins in Major League history.
Celebration: The St. Louis Cardinals spray Champagne after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Texas Rangers in St. Louis.
October 29, 2011 The team that in late summer didn't look like it would even make the playoffs came from behind again to defeat the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7. For the Cardinals, it's the team's 11th World Series title. Texas is still looking for its first.
Always Friendly: While no good photos of Wyoming's Casper Ghosts were available, this file image of a Halloween celebrant illustrates the Casper the Ghost spirit.
October 21, 2011 Wyoming's Casper Ghosts are moving to Grand Junction, Colo. — and that means baseball is losing one of its neatest team/nickname combinations, just four years after the Pioneer League team adopted the name.
August 19, 2011 Prosecutors say they made an honest mistake in showing jurors inadmissible evidence.
July 30, 2011 Baseball is a forensic practice. This is one source of its richness as a sport. And it explains why keeping score has such special meaning for the game.
Carlton Fisk, Boston Red Sox, from the 1975 World Series.
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July 19, 2011 Summer means baseball, simple as that. The owner of a Boston gallery shares the inspiration for a photo exhibition there.
Willie Mays in midair, 1954
May 25, 2011 A legendary photographer captures a legendary baseball player.
April 7, 2011 "All he had to do was tell the truth" about performance-enhancing drugs, the prosecutor says. But Bonds' lawyer argues the government didn't prove its case and was out to get his client.
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In the Bronx, Yankees (left to right) Nick Swisher, Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson took the field earlier this afternoon for their game against the Detroit Tigers.
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March 31, 2011 Could this be the Marlins' year? What about the A's? On Opening Day, everybody's in contention. Tom Goldman asks and answers five key questions.
February 8, 2011 When Sarah calls the following a feat of breathtaking nerdiness, she means it with absolute affection. Larry Granillo at Baseball Prospectus has figured out what he believes is the exact game Ferris, Sloane and Cameron attended at Wrigley Field.
Chicago Cubs infielder Ron Santo in 1971. He died on Thursday.
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December 3, 2010 He knew "that you are lucky to play a game for a living," writes NPR's Scott Simon, and was a symbol of courage for other diabetics.
November 23, 2010 Reports of athletes performing lewd acts is nothing new in today's society. We read, we gawk, we move on. But sports author Jane Leavy says that if Mantle played during the digital age, he may have been saved from his troubles all along.
August 11, 2010 Bobby Cox is the fourth-winningest manager in the MLB -- but he's also been ejected a record 156 times in his career with the Braves and Blue Jays. Is there a correlation between yelling and winning? In Cox's case, it goes far beyond the W's.
August 4, 2010 Alex Rodriguez finally hit his 600th home run. It came at Yankee Stadium against Toronto.
Matt DeMavge checks out the bull atop the left outfield wall at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C., home of Tampa Bay's Triple-A affiliate.
July 22, 2010 Major League Baseball's farm teams will start immediate testing of players human growth hormone.
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