PARIS (AP) Having spent this week coaching her, two-time All-Star Steve Finley says the French 16-year-old making history as the first woman on Major League Baseball's international registration list is ''very coachable'' and has ''good baseball I.Q.''
Speaking to The Associated Press, Finley wouldn't hazard a guess at whether Melissa Mayeux will one day make it to the big league...
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4 days ago
PARIS (AP) Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.
Becoming the first ever woman on Major League Baseball's international registration list, making her eligible to be signed by pro teams, is just the latest trail blazed by the 16-year-old shortstop from France. Previously, she successfully got a ''no-girls-allowed'' rule abolished so she could keep playing...
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6 days ago
The Dodgers can clinch the National League West by taking two of three games from the archrival Giants this week at Chavez Ravine.
If that happens, we should recognize the parallels to one of the great, underrated baseball moments over the past quarter century: Steve Finley's division-clinching, walk-off grand slam against the Giants on the next-to-last day of the 2004 season.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Thirty-four-year-old Steve Finley was the last of the Diamondbacks' great free-agent wave in the winter of 1998, and he signed with a clear vision of the future.
"I want to win now," said Finley, who followed Randy Johnson, Todd Stottlemyre, Greg Swindell, Greg Colbrunn and Armando Reynoso into the desert.
"I'm not a 22-year-old who's going to play another 10...