Found July 13, 2012 on Cleveland Frowns:
Thanks to Bill Livingston for raising an excellent question. For all the glory that’s rightfully bestowed on Jackie Robinson, baseball’s color barrier wasn’t something that was broken in an instant. Doby entered the Major Leagues just six weeks after Robinson, and by all accounts had a much tougher road. Robinson is recognized in every Major League ballpark, with his number 42 permanently retired throughout the league. But the Indians are putting Jim Thome ahead of Doby in the statue line in Cleveland, because Thome hit a bunch of home runs here before caving to union pressure to take a few more bucks to go play the rest of his prime years in Philly and Chicago. (NOTE: Doby hit a bunch of home runs, too, in an era when it was much harder to hit them, and he also helped the Tribe win a World Series in 1948.) Maybe this is something that could be reconsidered. In other news, the quote of the day is a tie, between Peter B. Lewis about the $150 million Uptown development in University ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Baltimore Orioles First Half of The Season in the Books: The Good, The Bad, and

With half of the season in the books, now is as good a time as any to look back at the first half of the Baltimore Orioles 2012 season. Many things have went well for the Birds, some have went poorly, and other things have just turned out to be catastrophic. The easiest thing to [...]

Orioles RHP Hammel leaves with apparent leg injury

Right-hander Jason Hammel has left the Baltimore Orioles' game against the Detroit Tigers with an apparent leg injury. Hammel was throwing to Brennan Boesch in the fourth inning when his left leg appeared to buckle after the delivery. He took a few practice tosses before manager Buck Showalter removed him from Friday night's game. The exact nature of the injury was not...

Hammel leaves start with knee injury

Jason Hammel's balky right knee finally gave out Friday. In fact, it popped. Hammel left after throwing three pitches in the fourth inning -- his shortest outing of the season -- after hopping out of his landing and favoring his leg. After battling discomfort in the knee all winter, Hammel was scheduled to undergo an MRI Saturday afternoon. Manager Buck Showalter said...

Orioles sign first-round pick Gausman

The Baltimore Orioles signed fourth overall pick Kevin Gausman minutes before Friday's 5 p.m. ET deadline. News of the deal was posted on 21-year-old's Twitter account Friday. Gausman's slot bonus was $4.2 million, but the Orioles agreed to $4.32 million. They avoided a penalty by using the savings on some below-slot signings. Gausman, a Louisiana State University...

Teagarden's walk-off homer lifts O's

Taylor Teagarden ended his first game with the Baltimore Orioles in stunning fashion, hitting a two-run homer in the 13th inning that sealed an 8-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. In a crazy, back-and-forth duel that lasted 4 hours, 43 minutes, Baltimore scored three runs in the 13th to secure its 10th straight extra-inning win and snap Detroit's six-game winning...

Orioles Sign No. 4 Overall Pick Kevin Gausman

The Baltimore Orioles made another step in the right direction by signing this year's No. 4 overall pick Kevin Gausman to a contract. According to the Baltimore Sun, Gausman agreed to a $4.32 million signing bonus – slightly above the $4.2 million slotted by major league baseball for the fourth pick overall. Source: Kevin Gausman on Twitter

The Orioles and Jason Vargas

The still-surprising Baltimore Orioles are rumored to be “poking around” on Seattle Mariners pitcher Jason Vargas. I am not sure how that sort of physical contact is permissible (nailed it!), but it makes some sense for the Orioles to try and improve their team. Is Vargas the right pitcher to aim for, though, even if they can’t get player like Matt Garza? Vargas (29) floundered...

Phillies 3B Placido Polanco Reportedly Interests the Baltimore Orioles

A Phillies.com post last night reported some trade interest in Placido Polanco, namely from the Baltimore Orioles.  The Orioles likely would be interested in Polanco as a second baseman, since Robert Andino is hitting just .182. The Orioles would continue to be a good trade partner for the Phillies as Phillies Director of Player Development Joe Jordan was hired away from the Orioles...

Orioles activate OF Chavez

Outfielder Endy Chavez was activated by the Orioles from the 15-day disabled list, where he had been since June 13 with a strained right hamstring. Chavez is hitting .171 in 32 games this season.

Tigers edged by Orioles in 13th

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Taylor Teagarden ended his first game with the Baltimore Orioles in stunning fashion, hitting a two-run homer in the 13th inning that sealed an 8-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. In a crazy, back-and-forth duel that lasted 4 hours, 43 minutes, Baltimore scored three runs in the 13th for its 10th straight extra-inning win and snapped Detroit's...

Orioles start second half season with a loss; Hammel hurt...

The second half of the season for the Orioles commenced on Friday night; however, from the looks of it, the same old problems still afflict the Birds. They would lose the first contest of a three game series with the Detroit Tigers, losing 7-2.They have now fallen to 45-41 on the season and are eight games behind the New York Yankees in the American League East.Aside from the loss...

Orioles 8, Tigers 6(13)

Taylor Teagarden ended his first game with the Baltimore Orioles in stunning fashion, hitting a two-run homer in the 13th inning that sealed an 8-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. In a crazy, back-and-forth duel that lasted 4 hours, 43 minutes, Baltimore scored three runs in the 13th for its 10th straight extra-inning win and snapped Detroit's six-game winning streak...

Game 2012.87: Tigers at Orioles

44-42, 3rd place, 3.5 games behind CWS, win streak is at 5 The Tigers kick off the back half of the season with a 3 game set against the Orioles. The Orioles are in the middle of their predictable pattern of everybody’s darling to mediocrity to irrelevance as they get passed up by everyone else in the East. But this doesn’t mean that they aren’t full of talent, they simply...

Tigers beat Orioles for 6th straight win

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta homered, Doug Fister pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory. Brennan Boesh had two RBIs for the Tigers, who moved three games over .500 (45-42) for the first time since April 24, when they were 10-7. Cabrera hit his 19th home...

O's Agree to Terms with Top Pick

The Orioles agreed to terms with their top draft pick, RHP Kevin Gausman from LSU.
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.