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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Cy Young
Greg Maddux is enjoying his part-time role in baseball these days.
San Francisco's players, soaked to the core in a driving rain, began running around the field slapping high-fives with fans. Sergio Romo danced through the raindrops and Angel Pagan waved a black Giants flag as he ran, then stayed outside with his daughter well after everyone else had taken the celebration indoors to the clubhouse.
Coco Crisp settled under the final fly ball, and the Oakland Athletics started charging onto the field like a bunch of Little Leaguers chasing an ice cream truck after a big win.
The discovery of century-old baseball cards in an Ohio attic isn't going to make anyone super-rich even though it has being called one of the most exciting finds in the history of sports card collecting.
Karl Kissner picked up a soot-covered cardboard box that had been under a wooden dollhouse in his grandfather's attic. Taking a look inside, he saw baseball cards bundled with twine. They were smaller than the ones he was used to seeing.
Mel Parnell, the left-handed pitcher who spent his entire 10-year career with the Boston Red Sox and faced some of the best hitters of the 1940s and early 1950s, has died. He was 89.
It didn't take long for Bert Blyleven to feel at home in the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. As soon as he sat down in the Grandstand Theater, the notorious prankster was in high gear.
Baseball wasn't invented in Cooperstown, N.Y., or anywhere else; the sport simply evolved from the English game of rounders. But of the thousands who invaded the picturesque hamlet near Lake Otsego on June 12, 1939, almost nobody seemed to care.
Two weeks after getting his call from the hall, and being on 97 percent of the ballots in his first year of eligibility, the four-time NL Cy Young Award winner said it was still "pretty exciting."