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3 years 6 months ago

Steinbrenner helped FBI before winning pardon

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI released documents Monday stating that New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner assisted the agency in two investigations - one of them apparently a terrorism probe - in the years leading up to his pardon by President Ronald Reagan on a campaign-contributions conviction. The Associated...

4 years 4 months ago

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner dies

The longtime owner of the New York Yankees, George Steinbrenner, has died of a heart attack. He was 80 years old. Steinbrenner purched the Yankees in 1973. During his tenure the team won seven World Series titles and eleven American League pennants. He relinquished day-to-day operations of the team...

4 years 9 months ago

Rockies finalize 1-year deal for Jason Giambi

The Colorado Rockies have finalized a one-year deal to bring Jason Giambi back to Denver to back up Todd Helton at first base. The Rockies also signed left-handed pitcher Jimmy Gobble and right-handed pitcher Justin Speier to minor league contracts on Thursday. Both pitchers were invited to spring training...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Yanks win 27th World Series title

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees have won the World Series, beating the defending champion Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 in Game 6 behind Hideki Matsui's record-tying six RBIs. Andy Pettitte won the clincher Wednesday night, pitching the Yankees to their elusive 27th championship and first since 2000. Matsui homered,...

5 years 4 weeks ago

Phils take game 1 of World Series

NEW YORK (AP) - The defending World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies have jumped to a 1-0 advantage in this year's Fall Classic by overpowering the New York Yankees 6-1 on a crisp fall Wednesday evening at Yankee Stadium. Chase Utley tagged Yankee left-hander CC Sabathia for a pair of solo...

5 years 1 month ago

Anticipation growing for World Series

The 2009 World Series begins Wednesday night in New York as the Yankees entertain Philadelphia. The Phillies advanced last week by eliminating the L.A. Dodgers in a five-game NLCS. The Yankees qualified with their 5-2 victory last night over the Angels in Game 6 of the ALCS. The first two...

5 years 1 month ago

MLB playoffs pitching rotations set

After a two-day break, baseball's postseason resumes with its final four: Phillies vs. Dodgers and Angels vs. Yankees. The Dodgers and Phillies are in Los Angeles gearing up for tonight's National League Championship Series opener. Dodgers manager Joe Torre will send 21-year-old Clayton Kershaw to the mound against Cole Hamels,...

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