Alex Rodriguez homered for his 3,000th career hit and smiled all the way around the bases Friday night, the highlight so far in what’s become a resurgent season for the formerly disgraced slugger.
Giancarlo Stanton hit one laser of a line drive barely high enough to clear the fence, and later a colossal clout that soared deep into the second deck at Citi Field.
The Miami Marlins have been playing some great baseball but will run into one of the best veteran pitchers in the league on Wednesday.
Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire’s chances to enter the Hall of Fame are dwindling.
Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Tuesday, the first time since 1955 writers selected four players in one year.
The Baseball Hall of Fame revealed the 2013 inductees Wednesday afternoon and while no one was a unanimous selection, three former Major League stars were selected for Cooperstown.
For only the eighth time in the history of the Baseball Hall of Fame, baseball writers failed to elect anyone into the Hall of Fame. The selection process was made more difficult this year as players from the steroid-era were on the ballot for the first time.
Koby Clemens, son of former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, may not play again this year for his team in the Caribbean Baseball Confederation.