Mariano Rivera Named American League Comeback Player Of The YearRetiring Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year for excellence on and off the field, and Rivera was also picked as the AL's Comeback Player of the Year.
Joe Torre, Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox On Hall Of Fame Ballot Retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox will join holdovers George Steinbrenner and Marvin Miller on the Hall of Fame expansion era committee ballot next month.
Silverman: Miller Was A Giant Who Changed MLB And All SportsMarvin Miller deserves recognition in Baseball’s Hall of Fame, an honor that inexplicably never came his way while he was alive.
Marvin Miller, Revolutionary Union Leader Who Created Free Agency, Dies At 95 Marvin Miller, the union leader who created free agency for baseball players and revolutionized professional sports with multimillion dollar contracts, died on Tuesday. He was 95.
Silverman: Work Stoppage Looms As Bettman Sets Lockout DateThere’s a growing chance that the Rangers won’t get a chance to show their fans and the rest of the NHL how good they are. A work stoppage is looming over the league.
By The Numbers: Collusion - A Look BackCollusion, in the words of Fay Vincent, was “the most egregious breaking of trust in baseball history… it destroyed any chance of civility on the part of the players.”
Werth Contract Startling - Even For BaseballEven those who don't follow baseball closely had to notice, if only because the figures were so startling. Jayson Werth is a decent enough outfielder, but giving him $126 million over seven years seems unfathomable.
Sweeny Says: Only One Elected To Hall Of FameThe man who built World Championship teams in Toronto and Philadelphia is the newest member of Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Pat Gillick was announced today as the lone person elected by the Expansion Era Veteran’s Committee.