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  1. Key issues on this year's Hall of Fame ballot

    David Schoenfield

    Hall of Fame season is kind of like Christmas season: It brings gifts and memories but also a lot of acrimony and stress, and it lasts way too long. Hall of Fame ballots were mailed out Monday to eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association ...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  2. Sheffield: Baez needs to fix flaw in swing

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- As Javier Baez rose through the Chicago Cubs' minor league system, his tremendous bat speed was often compared to that of former slugger Gary Sheffield. Now a TBS analyst and agent, Sheffield believes Baez needs to make a mechanical adj...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  3. Daniel Murphy and nonfast base stealers

    David Schoenfield

    New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy isn't what I'd call fast. I mean, he's not a catcher or a plodding first baseman, but he won't ever be mistaken for a burner. He has maybe average-ish speed. He was never much of a base stealer. He topped ou...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  4. Verlander having a strong spring

    Jerry Crasnick

    VIERA, Fla. -- The last time someone other than Justin Verlander started on Opening Day for Detroit, Gary Sheffield was the Tigers' designated hitter, Sean "The Mayor" Casey was the first baseman and Chad Durbin was a member of the starting rotation....

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  5. Cubs mailbag: Anthony Rizzo

    Jesse Rogers

    Time to open the mailbag for Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo as he answers your questions: Who was your favorite baseball player growing up? -- Mike (Columbus, Ohio) AR: Gary Sheffield. I'm from South Florida, he was on the Marlins. I al...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  6. Cubs 8, Royals 3

    Cubs 8, Royals 3

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 16, 2013
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  8. Dream teams: 1992 versus 2012

    David Schoenfield

    Before the Olympics began, Kobe Bryant suggested this year's Olympic basketball team would defeat the fabled 1992 Dream Team that featured Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley and Larry Bird. Bryant later adjusted his thoughts, saying the D...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  9. Kemp has power to all fields

    Dan Braunstein, ESPN Stats & Info

    With the help of Baseball-Reference.com and other resources, here is the first in a weekly installment looking back at the week that was in Dodgers baseball. Kemp hits his 10th Wednesday night, Matt Kemp hit his 10th home run of the season, t...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  10. Awesome Video: Cuban defector to Yanks?

    Andrew Marchand

    Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes is going to be on a lot of (if not all) teams' free agent lists very, very soon. If you watch him play, he sort of looks like Gary Sheffield at the plate, Vernon Davis working out and Magic Johnson in the field. How ...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  11. Former Florida Marlins gather to bid ballpark farewell

    Florida Marlins old-timers really aren't that old, and the most senior of the seniors, 63-year-old Charlie Hough, hasn't changed that much since he threw the first pitch in franchise history in 1993.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2011
  12. MLB and Florida Marlins share blame for Leo Nunez fake name and a...

    Jemele Hill

    The man who would be Marlins closer Leo Nunez -- but isn't -- is to blame, of course. But don't let Major League Baseball and the Marlins, who didn't deter the deceit, off the hook.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2011
  13. Best Little Leaguers to become big leaguers

    Steven Glasser

    Rick Stewart/Getty Images Sean Burroughs led Long Beach, CA to consecutive LLWS titles in 1992 and 1993, the first -and only - U.S. team to accomplish the feat. For two weeks in August the kids become the stars in Williamsport at the Little L...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  14. ESPNLA's Hot Button topic of the week

    ESPNLA's Hot Button topic of the week: Who is LA's home run king?...

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  15. Edwin Encarnacion's hands of stone

    David Schoenfield

    Blue Jays third baseman Edwin Encarnacion had two balls hit to him Monday night. He caught a pop fly and booted a groundball ... his 11th error of the season. After Toronto scored five runs in the top of the sixth to take a 6-1 lead, John McDonald re...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  16. Padres uniform history: The 1990s

    David Schoenfield

    We've looked at the 1970s and the 1980s. Let's move to the 1990s, a decade which saw the Padres return to the World Series and Tony Gwynn capture four more batting titles. Gary Sheffield, 1992 The Padres had winning records in 1991 and 1992 but...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  17. Gary Sheffield says he's retired, makes pitch for Hall

    Gary Sheffield, who last played with the New York Mets in the 2009 season, told the New York Post that he called the Major League Baseball Players Association on Wednesday and officially retired.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2011