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By Andy Knobel | April 17, 2000
1. Honus Wagner 3,415 hits (7th) Date: June 9, 1914 Age: 38 Game: 2,332 Team: Pirates Hit 3,000: The Flying Dutchman, who dominated the first decade of the century, winning seven batting championships and seven doubles titles, doubled off the Phillies' Erskine Mayer during the ninth inning of a 3-1 loss at the Baker Bowl in Philadelphia. Time line: Two months earlier, Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park, opened in Chicago. 3,000 club ranking: Of current members in the exclusive hit club, Wagner was the first to join.
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ELECTED BY BBWAA PLAYERS Hank Aaron, 1982 Luis Aparicio, 1984 Luke Appling, 1964 Ernie Banks, 1977 Johnny Bench, 1989 Yogi Berra, 1972 Wade Boggs, 2005 Lou Boudreau, 1970 George Brett, 1999 Lou Brock, 1985 Roy Campanella, 1969 Rod Carew, 1991 Gary Carter, 2003 Roberto Clemente, 1973 Ty Cobb, 1936 Mickey Cochrane, 1947 Eddie Collins, 1939 Joe Cronin, 1956 Bill Dickey, 1954 Joe DiMaggio, 1955 Carlton Fisk, 2000 Jimmie Foxx, 1951 ...
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By Ruth Sadler | October 6, 1991
Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall caused a sensatio last March when he and NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky paid a record $451,000 for a Honus Wagner card at Sotheby's auction of sports memorabilia.Next week, McNall, a longtime coin dealer, will hold a sports memorabilia auction in California through his Superior Galleries."Had I known the energy and interest generated from the purchase of one beautiful T206 Honus Wagner card, I would have taken a closer look at this hobby long ago," McNall said.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | October 3, 2004
1. Cardinals (1) Will they win their first World Series since 1982, or cry in their Busch beer? 2. Yankees (2) Reached the 100-win mark for third straight year but still seeking first World Series title in that span. 3. Red Sox (3) At least Pedro Martinez didn't say, "The Devil Rays are my daddy, too." 4. Braves (4) Bobby Cox goes past 2,000 career victories, punching his Hall of Fame ticket. 5. Dodgers (8) Milton Bradley misses five games for anger management -- therapy, the fast-food way. 6. Angels (10)
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | October 3, 2004
1. Cardinals (1) Will they win their first World Series since 1982, or cry in their Busch beer? 2. Yankees (2) Reached the 100-win mark for third straight year but still seeking first World Series title in that span. 3. Red Sox (3) At least Pedro Martinez didn't say, "The Devil Rays are my daddy, too." 4. Braves (4) Bobby Cox goes past 2,000 career victories, punching his Hall of Fame ticket. 5. Dodgers (8) Milton Bradley misses five games for anger management -- therapy, the fast-food way. 6. Angels (10)
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By John Goodspeed | September 11, 1995
MY 30 YEARS IN BASEBALL. By John J. McGraw. University of Nebraska Press. Illustrated. Index. 273 pages. $12.95. THIS IS the second reprint of a book first published in 1923 and credited to the baseball immortal, John J. McGraw (1873-1934) -- the first reprint appeared in 1974. McGraw is most widely remembered as manager of the National League New York Giants; he led them to 10 league pennants and three World Series victories. Provincial Maryland fans, though, can say they idolize him as the third baseman for the immortal Baltimore Orioles who won three American Association pennants in the 1890s -- or, if really serious, honor him as one of the proprietors of a Baltimore bowling alley called The Diamond where duckpins were first played in 1900.
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By Ken Rosenthal | December 28, 1999
Michael Jordan over Babe Ruth? That's like taking Bruce Springsteen over Elvis Presley, Celine Dion over Barbra Streisand, John Grisham over Ernest Hemingway.No one would deny the talent and popularity of the contemporary superstar in each of those comparisons. But without the ground-breaking originals, there would have been no tradition for the latter-day heirs to follow.Jordan isn't the athlete of the century, despite what ESPN proclaimed Sunday. He's the "SportsCenter" athlete of the century, the most gifted, competitive and thrilling athlete of the video-highlight age.What did Ruth do that Jordan didn't?
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By Peter Schmuck | April 17, 2000
It didn't seem like such a big deal at the time, but Hall of Famer Frank Robinson wishes now that he had remained active long enough to join the exclusive 3,000-hit club. Robinson fell 57 hits short after limiting his own playing time in 1975 and 1976 while acting as player-manager for the Cleveland Indians. If he had put himself in the lineup more during those final two seasons, he likely would have finished his career as one of only three players with 3,000 hits and 600 home runs. "Sure, I wish I had now, but there wasn't as much emphasis on that as there is today," Robinson said.
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January 10, 2007
ELECTED BY BBWAA PLAYERS Hank Aaron, 1982 Luis Aparicio, 1984 Luke Appling, 1964 Ernie Banks, 1977 Johnny Bench, 1989 Yogi Berra, 1972 Wade Boggs, 2005 Lou Boudreau, 1970 George Brett, 1999 Lou Brock, 1985 Roy Campanella, 1969 Rod Carew, 1991 Gary Carter, 2003 Roberto Clemente, 1973 Ty Cobb, 1936 Mickey Cochrane, 1947 Eddie Collins, 1939 Joe Cronin, 1956 Bill Dickey, 1954 Joe DiMaggio, 1955 Carlton Fisk, 2000 Jimmie Foxx, 1951 ...
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | April 28, 1996
The baseball card that made headlines five years ago when it was sold at auction for $451,000 is on the block again.That's the 1910 Honus Wagner T-206 card that hockey star Wayne Gretzky and former Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall bought for the record price at a Sotheby's auction. In 1994, Gretzky bought out McNall's half and subsequently sold the card to Treat Entertainment, a distributor of cards, collectibles and accessories.Treat made the card the centerpiece of a classic card give-away, and Patricia Gibbs, a postal clerk from Hollywood, Fla., won the card in a February drawing.
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By Peter Schmuck | April 17, 2000
It didn't seem like such a big deal at the time, but Hall of Famer Frank Robinson wishes now that he had remained active long enough to join the exclusive 3,000-hit club. Robinson fell 57 hits short after limiting his own playing time in 1975 and 1976 while acting as player-manager for the Cleveland Indians. If he had put himself in the lineup more during those final two seasons, he likely would have finished his career as one of only three players with 3,000 hits and 600 home runs. "Sure, I wish I had now, but there wasn't as much emphasis on that as there is today," Robinson said.
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By Andy Knobel | April 17, 2000
1. Honus Wagner 3,415 hits (7th) Date: June 9, 1914 Age: 38 Game: 2,332 Team: Pirates Hit 3,000: The Flying Dutchman, who dominated the first decade of the century, winning seven batting championships and seven doubles titles, doubled off the Phillies' Erskine Mayer during the ninth inning of a 3-1 loss at the Baker Bowl in Philadelphia. Time line: Two months earlier, Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park, opened in Chicago. 3,000 club ranking: Of current members in the exclusive hit club, Wagner was the first to join.
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By Ken Rosenthal | December 28, 1999
Michael Jordan over Babe Ruth? That's like taking Bruce Springsteen over Elvis Presley, Celine Dion over Barbra Streisand, John Grisham over Ernest Hemingway.No one would deny the talent and popularity of the contemporary superstar in each of those comparisons. But without the ground-breaking originals, there would have been no tradition for the latter-day heirs to follow.Jordan isn't the athlete of the century, despite what ESPN proclaimed Sunday. He's the "SportsCenter" athlete of the century, the most gifted, competitive and thrilling athlete of the video-highlight age.What did Ruth do that Jordan didn't?
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | April 28, 1996
The baseball card that made headlines five years ago when it was sold at auction for $451,000 is on the block again.That's the 1910 Honus Wagner T-206 card that hockey star Wayne Gretzky and former Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall bought for the record price at a Sotheby's auction. In 1994, Gretzky bought out McNall's half and subsequently sold the card to Treat Entertainment, a distributor of cards, collectibles and accessories.Treat made the card the centerpiece of a classic card give-away, and Patricia Gibbs, a postal clerk from Hollywood, Fla., won the card in a February drawing.
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By John Goodspeed | September 11, 1995
MY 30 YEARS IN BASEBALL. By John J. McGraw. University of Nebraska Press. Illustrated. Index. 273 pages. $12.95. THIS IS the second reprint of a book first published in 1923 and credited to the baseball immortal, John J. McGraw (1873-1934) -- the first reprint appeared in 1974. McGraw is most widely remembered as manager of the National League New York Giants; he led them to 10 league pennants and three World Series victories. Provincial Maryland fans, though, can say they idolize him as the third baseman for the immortal Baltimore Orioles who won three American Association pennants in the 1890s -- or, if really serious, honor him as one of the proprietors of a Baltimore bowling alley called The Diamond where duckpins were first played in 1900.
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By Ruth Sadler | October 6, 1991
Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall caused a sensatio last March when he and NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky paid a record $451,000 for a Honus Wagner card at Sotheby's auction of sports memorabilia.Next week, McNall, a longtime coin dealer, will hold a sports memorabilia auction in California through his Superior Galleries."Had I known the energy and interest generated from the purchase of one beautiful T206 Honus Wagner card, I would have taken a closer look at this hobby long ago," McNall said.
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July 13, 1991
Basketball suspensions hurt Arkansas2Number of games pitched by 9 Hall of Famers:1. Babe Ruth. . . . . 163*George Sisler. . . 243. Jimmie Foxx. . . . 104. Roger Bresnahan. . . 95. Ty Cobb. . . . . . . 36. Honus Wagner. . . . .7. Tris Speaker. . . . 1(tie) Stan Musial. . . 1(tie) Ted Williams. . . 1* -- Ruth also pitched in 3 World Series gamesSource: Baseball Hall of Fame
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By Kevin Cowherd, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2010
The School Sisters of Notre Dame made it official yesterday: their all-time favorite major leaguer is definitely Honus Wagner. That's because a rare T206 Honus Wagner baseball card, bequeathed to the order by a benefactor who died this year, fetched a whopping $262,900 in an online auction late Thursday night. The card, which dates back to 1909, was bought by Doug Walton of Knoxville, Tenn., the managing partner of Walton Sports and Collectibles LLC. Excluding a 19.5 percent buyer's premium, the sisters will soon be receiving a check for a whopping $220,000.
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