Carlos Carrasco wins 2019 Roberto Clemente Award

Carlos Carrasco’s remarkable comeback from a cancer diagnosis to take the mound again for the Cleveland Indians wasn’t the only feel-good moment in the right-hander’s roller-coaster 2019 season. On Oct. 25, the Venezuelan native received the 2019 Roberto Clemente Award, the annual honor named for the Pittsburgh Pirates icon from Puerto Rico killed in a 1972 plane crash while bringing aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. The award is given to a player who displays “extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions both on and off the field,” according to MLB, and the 32-year-old pitcher certainly lives up to

By |October 25th, 2022|News, Story|

Star Spotlight: Miguel Cabrera

The 2022 season was the worst of Miguel Cabrera’s otherwise stellar career, but the Detroit Tigers slugger wasn’t about to let injuries and age force him to call it a day. Cabrera, 39, was limited to 112 games, during which the career .308 hitter and 500 home run club member only had 5 dingers and a .254 average. But the Venezuela native vowed to return in 2023 for the last year of his contract, hopeful that a return to health will equate to a solid year at the plate as he caps off a Cooperstown-bound career. Yet this past season,

By |October 24th, 2022|History, News|

A superstar is born: Juan Soto’s 2019 postseason

To watch Juan Soto do his thing on a baseball field in October is to witness a rising superstar having the time of his life on the post-season stage. And then you realize: This guy wasn’t even old enough to drink the victory champagne in the clubhouse after each of the three clinching wins that finally brought the Washington Nationals to the World Series.  Yes, the new face of the Nats turned only 21 on Oct. 25, 2019, smack in the middle of a dramatic World Series against the Astros. And he has plenty to celebrate besides becoming an official

By |October 4th, 2022|News, Story|

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Andres Galarraga blasts 3 HR in 3 straight innings in 1995

By Robert Dominguez At 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds, Andres Galarraga was an imposing figure on the diamond known as “The Big Cat” for his unexpected quickness and agility at first base.  But as good as he was with the glove, the Big Cat also swung a big bat. He was a lifetime .288 hitter over 19 seasons, smashing 399 homers and averaging 102 RBI a year.  A five-time All-Star, Galarraga played for six teams, including eight seasons with the Montreal Expos before signing with the expansion Colorado Rockies as a free agent in 1993, when he won his only batting

By |October 3rd, 2022|History, News, Videos|

HALL OF FAME: David Ortiz

DAVID ORTIZ "Big Papi" Born: November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Position: Designated Hitter Bats: Right / Throws: Right Hall of Fame induction: 2022 Teams: Minnesota Twins (6 years, 1997-2002), Boston Red Sox (14 years, 2003-2016) MLB debut: September 2, 1997 One of the most feared hitters of his generation, Ortiz’s 541 career home runs ranks 17th all-time list and his 1,768 RBI is 22nd all-time. Among designated hitters, he is the all-time leader in home runs (485), RBI (1,569), and hits (2,192). One of the greatest clutch hitters in history, Ortiz had 11 career walk-off home runs in the regular season and two

By |July 24th, 2022|Hall of Fame, News|
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