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Topic - Hank Aaron
Andy Pafko, a four-time All-Star who played on the last Chicago Cubs team to reach the World Series and was the famously forlorn outfielder who watched Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard `Round the World" sail over the left-field wall during the 1951 National League playoff, has died. He was 92.
He was the Brooklyn left fielder in the 1951 National League playoff game when Bobby Thomson's pennant-winning homer, the so-called "shot heard 'round the world," flew over his head.
Vin Scully will usher in 2014 as grand marshal of the 125th Rose Parade, an honor the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster initially wasn't sure he would accept.
On the day Alex Rodriguez was the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft two decades ago, his high school coach predicted a flashy future.
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
The commemorative plaque honoring home run king Barry Bonds' record 756th clout has gone missing from AT&T Park.
Baseball's latest Hall of Fame ballot, a referendum dreaded for several years, was released this week. Now all of the hypothetical debates on enshrining steroid users will play out for real, argued by roughly 600 members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. And those fine folks receive a lone instruction for making their determination:
Once again, Prince Fielder fails to come through for the Tigers.
Baseball great Hank Aaron is a Barack Obama guy. Golf legend Jack Nicklaus is in Mitt Romney's camp.
President Barack Obama worked to squash GOP aspirations for a resurgence of support in pivotal Wisconsin on Saturday as campaign rival Mitt Romney pinned his hopes of making inroads there on an argument that hard-pressed middle-class voters would do better with a Republican in the White House.
A statue of popular Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker was dedicated outside Miller Park on Friday, and those in attendance recalled it was all made possible because of some spilled mashed potatoes and gravy.
I was on 12 All-Star rosters, most as a legit All-Star deserving of the honor of representing the National League as one of that year's best players.
History and tradition are like precious heirlooms to Major League Baseball, which is replete with longstanding questions in those areas.
Babe Ruth equals big bucks.
"I don't take it as any personal, great accomplishment," he said. "I only take it for what it is, the fact that I've been doing this for so long here and the Dodgers are doing well. It's not me."
Aaron, who wore No. 44 for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves, urged a crowd in Wisconsin to re-elect Obama, president No. 44.