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Tribune staff reporterBill Mueller made the most of his first start of the season. The Cubs third baseman, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee March 11, went 2-for-4 with a home run. But it was Alex Gonzalez's game-winning, ninth-inning homer that stood out in...
Tags: Sports, Wrigley Field, Tino Martinez, Jon Lieber, Chicago Cubs
Tribune staff reporterFor Cubs fans desperate for any sliver of positive news, here are two items: Sammy Sosa still has three games left to shoot for the elusive two home runs he needs to reach 50 for the season and 500 for his big-league career. The Cincinnati Reds have...
Tags: Sports, Wrigley Field, Aaron Boone, Chicago Cubs, Kerry Wood
Home runs 500 Sammy Sosa could make it with his first swing. Rafael Palmeiro is on deck, while Fred McGriff and Ken Griffey Jr. are well within range. Sosa heads into Opening Day at Shea Stadium with 499 home runs, followed by Palmeiro at 490, McGriff at...
Tags: Omar Vizquel, Tino Martinez, Jim Thome, Derrek Lee, Chicago Cubs
Teams listed in order of 2002 finish Arizona Diamondbacks Manager: Bob Brenly. 2002: 98-64, 1st; lost to St. Louis in first round. Payroll: $94 million. Rotation: Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling, Elmer Dessens, John Patterson, Byung-Hyun Kim. Meat...
Tribune staff reporterIt was a fitting end to a series that is always about more than just wins and losses. After striking out Ron Coomer to seal the White Sox's 3-1 victory Saturday, closer Keith Foulke pounded his right hand into his mitt and then pointed toward his...
Tribune staff reporterJeff Fassero, a wily veteran of 11 major-league seasons, was hoping to catch a break. After hitting Sean Casey to load the bases in the ninth inning Monday, Fassero protested to plate umpire John Shulock, saying his 0-1 fastball had hit Casey's bat,...
Tags: Sports, Ken Griffey Jr., Jeff Fassero, Aaron Boone, Chicago Cubs
The 2003 salaries for the 827 major league baseball players on opening day rosters and disabled lists. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses and...
Tags: Mark Derosa, Jim Thome, Derrek Lee, Roy Oswalt, Scott Stewart
Tribune staff reporterRemember those 26 one-run wins the Cubs eked out a year ago? The baseball gods must be trying to even the score. The Cubs lost another head-shaker Saturday when the Pirates completed a sensational double play to end the game. The final score of 3-2...
Tags: Death, Sports, Jack Wilson, Chicago Cubs, Alex Gonzalez
Tribune staff reporterJose Rijo summoned shortstop Wilton Guerrero to the mound before Sunday's game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. "I told him to come over and pray a little for me. Thank the Man [for making] this all possible," said Rijo, the 36-year-old Cincinnati...
Tribune staff reporterCubs manager Don Baylor said before Monday night's game that his mentor, Expos skipper Frank Robinson, "knows I have a few tricks up my sleeve." He wasn't kidding. Robinson had to witness the ultimate trick in the ninth inning Monday night after...
Tribune staff reporterThe sun was shining. The wind was blowing out. It was 67 degrees at game time. Seemingly a perfect setting Thursday at Wrigley Field. Sammy Sosa even came to the plate in the ninth inning with the tying run at third base. But with two outs, the Cubs...
Tribune staff reporterMatt Clement was fuming. And he didn't mind displaying his temper before a sold-out Dodger Stadium crowd of 52,758 and a national audience on ESPN. After being removed Sunday because of a bruised right biceps, the normally mild-mannered Clement flung...
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