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Pair of aces gives Giants winning hand: As rotations go, the best 1-2 punch in the Giants' West Coast history was Juan Marichal and Gaylord Perry. One had a sky-scraping leg kick, pitches that seemed improvised on the spot and the majors' most wins in the '60s. The other was a workhorse, 314-game...
Cain's start puts him in Hall of Fame company: Matt Cain is the fourth Giants starter since the team moved West to win at least nine of his first 10 decisions in a season, joining Tim Lincecum plus Hall of Famers Juan Marichal and Gaylord Perry. One series of numbers from Sunday's game illustrates why...
Greasin' formula?: Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry is visiting camp as a uniformed instructor for the first time. "My wife thinks I'm making a comeback," Perry said. "They say the changeup is the hardest pitch to throw. Well, my fastball is now a changeup." Perry, who turned 70 in...
For Sabathia, Big Plans and Yet an Uncertain Future: C. C. Sabathia, who last season was the first Indian to win the Cy Young since Gaylord Perry in 1972, could become a free agent and be lured by a big-city team near an ocean.
Indians'Sabathia wins AL Cy Young: Cy Young Award on Tuesday, topping Boston's ace and two other worthy contenders by a comfortable margin to become the first Cleveland Indians pitcher in 35 years to earn the honor.Sabathia received 19 of 28 first-place votes and finished with 119 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers'Association of America. Beckett, who outpitched Sabathia twice in the playoffs, was second with eight first-place votes and 86 points.It might have gone Beckett's way if October results counted. Voting took place before the postseason, when Sabathia struggled as Beckett put together a string of dominant outings to help Boston win the World Series.Beckett trounced Sabathia two times in the AL championship series and went 4-0 with a 1.20 ERA in four postseason starts, striking out 35 and walking two. Sabathia was 1-2 with an 8.80 ERA and 13 walks in three playoff outings.John Lackey of the Los Angeles Angels got the other first-place vote and came in third. Cleveland's Fausto Carmona was fourth.Sabathia went 19-7 with a 3.21 ERA and 209 strikeouts, pitching a major league-high 241 innings. Beckett was 20-7 with a 3.27 ERA.The only other Indians pitcher to win the award was Gaylord Perry in 1972.BrieflyYankees:Relief pitcher Mariano Rivera was offered a three-year, $45 million contract to stay with the New York Yankees. Rivera was allowed to start discussing money with other teams Tuesday.Mets:Ramon Castro and the Mets closed in on a two-year contract that would keep their second-string catcher in New York. Castro filed for free agency after batting .285 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI.Twins:Outfielder Craig Monroe was acquired by Minnesota from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later. The 30-year-old hit .219 with 12 homers and 59 RBI this year from the Tigers and the Cubs.Nationals:The Nationals will play the Baltimore Orioles on March 29 in an exhibition game to test out Washington's new ballpark. Tickets won't be sold for that game. People who own season-ticket packages will be able to attend for free; other tickets will be given away.Awards scheduleThe upcoming Baseball Writers'Association of America awards announcements:Today:AL and NL Manager of the Year awardsThursday:NL Cy Young AwardMonday:AL Most Valuable Player awardTuesday:NL Most Valuable Player award
Baseball Notes | Indians' Sabathia awarded Cy Young: C.C. Sabathia won the American League Cy Young Award yesterday, topping Boston's Josh Beckett by a comfortable margin to become the first Cleveland Indians pitcher since 1972 (Gaylord Perry) to earn the honor.Sabathia received 19 of 28 first-place votes and finished with 119 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
CLEMENS AT 350: 1. Cy Young* 511 2. Walter Johnson* 417 3t. Pete Alexander* 373 3t. Christy Mathewson* 373 5. Pud Galvin* 364 6. Warren Spahn 363 7. Kid Nichols* 361 8. Roger Clemens 350 9. Tim Keefe* 342 10. Greg Maddux 340 * Career was pre-1930 CAREER STRIKEOUTS 1. Nolan Ryan 5,714 2. Roger Clemens 4,630 3. Randy Johnson 4,616 4. Steve Carlton 4,136 5. Bert Blyleven 3,701 6. Tom Seaver 3,640 7. Don Sutton 3,574 8. Gaylord Perry 3,534 9. Walter Johnson 3,509 10. Phil Niekro 3,342 ROCKET BY THE NUMBERS 7 Cy Young awards, the most by any pitcher by two
Charity game aids kids, MLB alums: Bob Feller, Gaylord Perry and Wade Boggs were among the former Major Leaguers who came out to swap stories and raise money for charity at Sunday's annual Baseball for Kids legends game in Clearwater, Fla.
He's in their heads: Dice-K wins mind games: FORT MYERS - Daisuke Matsuzaka has a new fan: Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry."I was watching him on TV when he pitched against Boston College,"Perry said yesterday by phone from Los...
Tickets available for celebrity baseball game: Tickets are on sale for the 15th annual Molina Celebrity Baseball Game, to be played Feb. 11 at Scottsdale Stadium. The honorary captains for the game, which is a fundraiser for Arizona Baseball Charities, are Hall of Famers Gaylord Perry and Harmon Killebrew.
Gaylord Perry in the Blog PenGene Carney: March 9, 2009 - As Opening Day Approaches, Gene Carney Reflects:
Baseball Library Vault of Lists: January 6, 2009 - From the List Meister Madison McEntire: Pitchers Who Notched 20-Win Seasons for 3 Different Teams:
Baseball Library Vault of Lists: December 20, 2008 - The 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians:
John Shiffert: October 16, 2008 - Looking at the Current Baseball Hall of Fame Veterans' Committee Ballot:
Baseball Library Vault of Lists: October 2, 2008 - Odd Stats and Wacky Records From the 2008 Major League Baseball Season:
John Shiffert: August 13, 2008 - Reviewing the Achievements of Some Ageless Mound Masters:
Richard Lally: August 12, 2008 - The Postman Always Rings...Our Editor Rummages Through the Mailbag Once More:
Baseball Library Vault of Lists: August 8, 2008 - Sound the Moose Call: Mike Mussina Shuts Down the Texas Rangers and Makes Another List:
Jim Gerard: July 3, 2008 - DFA, chapter 31: Enter Letty:
Gene Carney: June 4, 2008 - Part Eight of A View of Baseball History From the Shadows of Cooperstown: Gene Carney Looks at the 70s:
: April 3, 2008 - DFA, chapter 20: Viva La Revolucion!:
Jim Gerard: March 17, 2008 - DFA, chapter 18 -The Creative Process:
: March 12, 2008 - My Transaction History, part 2:
John Shiffert: February 5, 2008 - Reviewing the Great Arms Deals: John Shiffert Provides a Context for the Johan Santana Trade:
John Shiffert: February 4, 2008 - Rocket Misfires? John Shiffert Examines :
John Shiffert: January 21, 2008 - John Shiffert on Vaseline, Scuff Marks, Steroids and the Mitchell Report:
Richard Lally: September 11, 2007 - Our Editor Visits Our Archives To Find the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians:
John Shiffert: August 10, 2007 - 300 Game Winners Extinct? Not So Fast...:
John Shiffert: June 27, 2007 - The Winless Pitcher Syndrome:
Peter Doyle: June 26, 2007 - Roger Clemens, The Best Righty?:
Richard Lally: June 18, 2007 - Richard Lally Spends Five Minutes With...Eddie Joost:
Peter Doyle: May 30, 2007 - Those Who Ignore History...:
John Shiffert: May 30, 2007 - 44 Is The New 34:
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: May 7, 2007 - : THE NATURAL, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS