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  1. Captains name HR Derby picks

    Jerry Crasnick

    With Giancarlo Stanton, Yasiel Puig and Yoenis Cespedes in the mix, the Home Run Derby selections made by the two captains provide plenty of pop.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  2. MLB - Anatomy of Mike Napoli's home run

    Jerry Crasnick

    Mike Napoli, who had struck out in two previous at-bats, caught up to a Justin Verlander fastball and changed the ALCS for the Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2013
  3. Jose Lobaton's walk-off home run extends Tampa Bay's season

    Jerry Crasnick

    Rays backup catcher Jose Lobaton took seemingly invincible Red Sox closer Koji Uehara deep in the bottom of the ninth inning of ALDS Game 3 to extend Tampa Bay's season.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  4. Wladimir Balentien's journey to superstardom in Japan

    Jerry Crasnick

    Seemingly destined for a career in limbo between Triple-A and the majors, Wladimir Balentien broke the single-season home run record in Japan and became a superstar.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2013
  5. Minor league HR leader Darin Ruf called up to Philadelphia Philli...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Darin Ruf, minor league baseball's home run champion this season, joined the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2012
  6. New York Yankees' Robinson Cano says Kansas City Royals fans cros...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Robinson Cano took it in stride when fans at Kauffman Stadium booed him throughout the All-Star Game festivities this week. But he said Royals fans "crossed the line" when they subjected his family to similar treatment during the Home Run Derby on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  7. Baseball's second-half storylines

    Jerry Crasnick

    Pitching, pitching and more pitching. The trade deadline. Tight pennant races. The stage is set for an entertaining second act.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2011
  8. Prince Fielder wins All-Star MVP

    Jerry Crasnick

    Prince Fielder, who was booed Monday in Arizona, had quite the night Tuesday: He was named All-Star MVP and the Brewers made a big trade to acquire Francisco Rodriguez. All in all, a good night.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2011
  9. Starting 9: Three former pitching greats -- Jim Palmer, Bert Blyl...

    Jerry Crasnick

    What's the punishment for, say, a batter admiring his home run while standing at home plate? Three former pitching greats share their thoughts on how best to mete out justice.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2010
  10. San Francisco Giants' Zito plunks Milwaukee Brewers' Prince Field...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Six months after Prince Fielder riled San Francisco with an elaborate home run celebration, Barry Zito got even. He plunked Fielder in the back in the first inning of a Cactus League game between the Giants and Brewers at Scottsdale Stadium.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2010
  11. Hank Aaron says he thinks those linked with steroids should have ...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Former home run king Hank Aaron said Saturday that he's willing to accept steroid users into the club, but with asterisks.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2009
  12. San Diego Padres' Adrian Gonzalez among many players who have not...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Some players, including MLB home run leader Adrian Gonzalez, are roadkill at home and world-beaters on the road. Or vice versa.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2009
  13. Agent: Little chance Bonds will play in majors this season

    Jerry Crasnick

    Barry Bonds' agent, frustrated by the baseballwide lack of interest in his client, said Monday that he has all but given up hope of finding a job for the home run king in 2008.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2008
  14. Power numbers down significantly for several players

    Jerry Crasnick

    From Prince Fielder to Delmon Young, several players have seen their power numbers decline appreciably in the first 2.5 months of the season.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2008
  15. Reyes still considered king of thieves

    Jerry Crasnick

    "Starting 9" breaks down the top base stealers in the game, leading off with the Mets' Jose Reyes.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2008
  16. Source: A-Rod's new contract would include incentives for home ru...

    Jerry Crasnick

    As the New York Yankees and agent Scott Boras move toward a 10-year deal for Alex Rodriguez, the most important number is etched in stone: If Rodriguez achieves all the goals laid out for him, he will finish with a total payout of $314 million.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2007