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Phillies' Howard selected NL most valuable

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Philadelphia first baseman Ryan Howard, last year's rookie of the year, has been voted the National League's most valuable player.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2006 with 116 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2006 with 129 to follow.
By United Press International

XM Radio swings into baseball season

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- It's April, and the great American pastime is back in action. Major League Baseball's season is under way, giving fans a chance to partake in the ritual experience of enjoying baseball games via radio broadcast.
ELLIOT SMILOWITZ, UPI Correspondent

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 9, Minnesota 3

MINNEAPOLIS, April 16 (UPI) -- Jason Giambi hit two home runs Sunday to lead the New York Yankees to a 9-3 rout of the Minnesota Twins.

Jay Gibbons gets new contract from Orioles

BALTIMORE, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Outfielder Jay Gibbons of Baltimore has agreed to a new four-year contract.

MLB: Sutter elected to Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Relief specialist Bruce Sutter has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

MLB: Boston 9, Baltimore 3

BALTIMORE, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A two-run homer by Manny Ramirez Sunday afternoon ignited a 9-3 Boston Red Sox rout of Baltimore to cap a three-game sweep.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2005 with 116 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2005 with 129 to follow.
By United Press International

Rafael Palmeiro gets his 3,000th hit

SEATTLE, July 15 (UPI) -- Rafael Palmeiro became the 26th member of the 3,000 hit club Friday night when he doubled in the fifth inning against Seattle.

Detroit pumped about All-Star game

DETROIT, July 11 (UPI) -- Detroit officials hope baseball's All-Star Game will restore some luster to the troubled Rust Belt city.

Pujols leads NL All-Star voting

NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- St. Louis first baseman Albert Pujols led the National League All-Star Game balloting released Wednesday.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 6, the 250th day of 2004 with 116 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 24, the 237th day of 2004 with 129 to follow.
By United Press International

Clear Channel TV plans benefit for GIs

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- Clear Channel Entertainment TV is pitching a TV special to benefit families of U.S. military people in Iraq and Afghanistan, Daily Variety said Monday.

Gagne's record one for the ages

LOS ANGELES, July 6 (UPI) -- Eric Gagne's record of 84 consecutive saves ranks with baseball's all-time greatest streaks.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 10, Atlanta 8

CHICAGO, June 12 (UPI) -- Frank Thomas hit two home runs and Carlos Lee extended his hitting streak to 26 games Saturday as the Chicago White Sox posted a 10-8 win over Atlanta.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 14, Philadelphia 11

CHICAGO, June 8 (UPI) -- Frank Thomas had a homer and four RBI and Juan Uribe and Paul Konerko each had two homers as the Chicago White Sox beat Philadelphia, 14-11.

Noted ump strikes out in baseball scam

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A former U.S. big-league umpire has admitted to selling collectors bogus balls of history-making events, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

Karl Malone likely headed for the IL

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- For the first time in his career, Karl Malone is headed for the injured list.

Orioles sign Tejada to six-year contract

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The Baltimore Orioles on Sunday signed free agent shortstop Miguel Tejada to a six-year contract for an estimated $51 million.

Alex Rodriguez wins AL MVP honors

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Texas Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez, the highest-paid player in all of sports, Monday was named American League Most Valuable Player.

Baltimore 3, Seattle 1

BALTIMORE, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Tony Batista snapped a fifth-inning tie with an RBI groundout Saturday night as Baltimore eased by Seattle, 3-1.
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