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  • FILE - In this July 29, 2007 file photo, Tony Gwynn holds his National Baseball Hall of Fame plaque during induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y. Gwynn, the Hall of Famer with a sweet left-handed swing who spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres and was one of San Diego's most beloved athletes, died of cancer Monday, June 16, 2014. He was 54.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    LOVERRO: Tony Gwynn was robbed, and so were we

    He was robbed of every day he would have lived when he might have met someone for the first time, and made it a special moment for them, because that's what he did. He was an All-Star contributor to the human race.


  • Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout watches his game-tying two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    LOVERRO: Bryce Harper-Mike Trout comparisons may be a career-long thing

    Mike Trout and his Los Angeles Angels teammates come to Washington for a three-game series at Nationals Park, the first time that Trout and Harper will be on the field as Major League Baseball competitors.


  • Indiana doctor picked for NASA Mars simulation

    It was the summer of 1966. For the first time, U.S. military planes bomb the North Vietnam capital of Hanoi. Ted Williams would be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. On the radio, the Mamas and the Papas' "Monday, Monday" seemed to be an hourly anthem.


  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Kid'

    Biographers all too often either fall in love with their subject or wind up hating the person so much that the book becomes a difficult-to-read hatchet job. Balance and nuance are increasingly rare commodities in contemporary nonfiction, and for that matter in society overall. That's why "The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams" is such a delight.


  • Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial dies at age 92

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  • FILE - In this Feb. 25, 1952, file photo, St. Loius Cardinals; Stan Musial poses with his bats on his shoulder as he put on his St. Louis Cardinal uniform for the first time this season at spring training baseball in St. Petersburg, Fla. Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the St. Louis Cardinals for more than two decades, died Saturday, Jan 19, 2013, the Cardinals announced. He was 92. (AP Photo/Stroup, File)

    Stan Musial: Cardinals Hall of Famer dead at 92

    Stan the Man won seven National League batting titles, was a three-time MVP and helped the Cardinals capture three World Series championships in the 1940s.


  • Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial dies at age 92

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  • KEENE: Richard Ben Cramer, great reporter and friend

    I didn’t know Richard Ben Cramer when Bill Schulz, then the Washington editor of the Reader’s Digest, called me at the beginning of the 1988 presidential campaign to say that Mr. Cramer was writing a book about the candidates and their campaigns, but couldn’t get the access to Bob Dole he needed.


  • Tigers' Cabrera wins 1st Triple Crown in 45 years

    Miguel Cabrera became the 15th player to win baseball's Triple Crown on Wednesday night, the reluctant superstar thrust into the spotlight by joining an elite list that includes Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig.


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