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Huzzah! Santa Clara Hosts the Vintage Baseball World Series

August 16, 2013 | 11:00 am

Huzzah! Santa Clara Hosts the Vintage Baseball World Series

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It may only be the middle of August, but the World Series is coming to the Bay Area this weekend. The 2013 Legends of Baseball Vintage World Series, that is. It’s a trip back to 1886 when baseball was written as two words, umpires wore top hats, players wore woolen knickerbockers and the fans, or “cranks” […]

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How Can Anyone Hit a 90 mph Fastball? Science Explains!

May 8, 2013 | 2:50 pm

How Can Anyone Hit a 90 mph Fastball? Science Explains!

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Ever wonder how a major league baseball player hits a 90-mph fastball? Ask some researchers at UC Berkeley, who have identified an area of the brain that makes it possible. Look at the numbers alone and hitting a home run seems next to impossible. A fastball takes .4 seconds to reach home plate after it […]

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Watch Singer’s Controversial ‘God Bless America’ Performance at the SF Giants’ Game

October 22, 2012 | 11:51 am

Watch Singer’s Controversial ‘God Bless America’ Performance at the SF Giants’ Game

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If you are going to wear a model of San Francisco on your hat while singing “God Bless America” before a national TV audience, you’d better perform flawlessly. Misa Malone learned that lesson on Sunday when a moment’s hesitation in her rendition of the Irving Berlin tune during a San Francisco Giants National League Championship […]

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Cardinals Beat Giants, Take 2-1 Series Lead

October 17, 2012 | 7:50 pm

Cardinals Beat Giants, Take 2-1 Series Lead

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer after subbing for an injured Carlos Beltran and the St. Louis Cardinals chased Matt Cain before a 3½-hour rain delay in the seventh inning of a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night for a 2-1 NL championship series lead. Kyle Lohse […]

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A’s rally past Tigers 4-3 to force Game 5

October 11, 2012 | 8:18 am

A’s rally past Tigers 4-3 to force Game 5

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by Josh Dubow, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a season filled with dramatic comebacks and memorable endings, the Oakland Athletics now expect the unexpected. Two runs down and three outs away from their season ending, the A’s staged their most magical finish yet. Seth Smith hit a game-tying two-run double off closer […]

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Giants Win 2-1 in 10 Innings to Extend Series

October 9, 2012 | 6:20 pm

Giants Win 2-1 in 10 Innings to Extend Series

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Hardly able to get a hit, the San Francisco Giants used a misplayed grounder to prolong their NL playoff series. Third baseman Scott Rolen’s two-out error in the 10th inning gave the Giants the go-ahead run Tuesday night in a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, who couldn’t shake 17 years of […]

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Petaluma Little Leaguers Finish 3d, Return Home

August 27, 2012 | 8:34 am

Petaluma Little Leaguers Finish 3d, Return Home

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Update at 9:40 a.m.: The (almost) conquering heroes are expected to fly into SFO today. Accompanied by bikers from the Rip City Riders, they will travel by limo to the Petaluma Fairgrounds, arriving at about 12:45 p.m. SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Bradley Smith had two doubles and three RBIs, and Logan Douglas struck out […]

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Petaluma Little League Team Wins First World Series Game

August 16, 2012 | 11:25 pm

Petaluma Little League Team Wins First World Series Game

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Update at 2:15 p.m: Petaluma wins! The final score is 6-4. The team goes on to its next game Sunday Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. Pacific time, against the winner of Game 4 which begins at 5 p.m. Thursday — either Kearney, Neb. or Goodlettsville, TN. The game will be televised by ABC and ESPN […]

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Giants Outfielder Melky Cabrera Suspended for 50 Games

August 15, 2012 | 11:55 am

Giants Outfielder Melky Cabrera Suspended for 50 Games

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A big blow for San Francisco Giants fans: the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball just announced in a statement that All-Star Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has been suspended 50 games for using performance-enhancing drugs: … Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance […]

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Athletics Two-for-One Trade: Guillermo Moscoso and Josh Outman for Denver Rockies’ Seth Smith

January 16, 2012 | 2:13 pm

Athletics Two-for-One Trade: Guillermo Moscoso and Josh Outman for Denver Rockies’ Seth Smith

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DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have traded outfielder Seth Smith to the Oakland Athletics for right-hander Guillermo Moscoso and left-hander Josh Outman. Monday’s deal came a deal after Smith and the Rockies avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $2,415,000. Smith has spent the last three seasons with the Rockies, playing both left […]

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