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Pujols passes McGwire on all-time career home run list

TORONTO -- Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols hit his 584th career home run in the first inning of Wednesday night's game at Toronto, breaking a tie with Mark McGwire and giving Pujols sole possession of 10th place on baseball's all-time list.Pujols went back-to-back with Mike Trout off Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada, the fourth time this season the Angels have hit consecutive...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kid who saved Seattle baseball, Ken Griffey Jr.

Ken Griffey Jr.  The Kid.  Junior.  The Natural. Regardless of the title, it is well known that when those names are uttered, the person being spoken about is one of the best baseball players of all time. Those nicknames are said with a certain reverence in baseball circles, almost as if baseball were a religion and Griffey were its savior.   Griffey might have saved baseball...
Via Yardbarker
20 days ago  |  Discuss

McGwire, Strasburg among future stars who played in Olympics

Baseball is returning to the Olympics in 2020. The question now is who will be playing. With the Summer Games falling in the middle of the major league season, the sport has never been able to produce the kind of best-against-best spectacle that Olympic hockey and basketball have. But even if that remains the case, there will undoubtedly be some big names taking the field at the...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire not fond of the DH rule

You might think, as a player known much more for his bat than for his glove, that Mark McGwire would have an appreciation for the designated hitter rule. That, however, is not the case. “We should do away with the DH and we should get back to the pitchers hitting (in the American League) and make it a serious game,” McGwire said, via Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez on Hall Of Fame chances: ‘Everybody makes mistakes, bro’

Now that Mark McGwire’s time on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot is up, another controversial player will take his place: Manny Ramirez. The former Boston Red Sox left fielder had an incredible 22-year career, but it ended with two performance-enhancing drug suspensions. However, Ramirez doesn’t think that should necessarily take away from everything else he achieved. ...
Via NESN.com
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire expected to be named Padres bench coach

Multiple reports now claim the San Diego Padres will add former slugger Mark McGwire to their staff as the bench coach in the coming days. McGwire has spent the last three seasons as the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the three years before that in the same capacity with the St. Louis Cardinals. New Padres manager Andy Green has made significant changes to the...
Via Rumors and Rants
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire’s Fenway Fireworks Among Eight Best Home Run Derby Moments (Videos)

The 2015 Home Run Derby is upon us. This year’s edition of Major League Baseball’s annual display of prodigious power will be held Tuesday at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park and feature both a new format and a number of the game’s best young bats. But before the baseballs start flying in Cincy, let’s take a look back at some of the best moments of Derbies past. The...
Via NESN.com
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire Done With Jose Canseco, Drives Canseco To Twitter Meltdown

There once was a time when Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco were close friends. In fact, they were like brothers — or “Bash Brothers” as they were called in their days with the Oakland Athletics. Canseco then infamously accused McGwire of being a steroid user in Canseco’s 2005 book, allegations that helped bring  McGwire’s baseball world crashing down. McGwire eventually...
Via NESN.com
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire wants nothing to do with Jose Canseco

Former Oakland Athletics slugger Jose Canseco attempted to make good with his old team this past weekend. Canseco was on hand for the 25th anniversary of the A’s 1989 World Series team at O.co in Oakland on Saturday.  Mark McGwire, who couldn’t make it to the event because he is currently a coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers, isn’t having any of it. The one-time single-season...
Via Sportsnaut
July 23, 2014  |  1 Comment

A Tip Of The Hat To The Former A’s On The 2014 Hall Of Fame Ballot

Frank Thomas, Mark McGwire and Mike Piazza all passed through Oakland at some point in their illustrious careers. Can we all agree that a Hall of Fame selection process is a hot mess right now? There are a ton of worthy candidates but a dearth of available ballot slots. There’s an abundance of questionable voters and an utter lack of guidance on how they should handle players...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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