Astros announcer Milo Hamilton to retire

HOUSTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Longtime Houston Astros announcer Milo Hamilton says he's retiring after the upcoming season, wrapping up a 27-year career as the team's broadcast voice.

Baseballs back home after 50 years

MILWAUKEE, April 4 (UPI) -- Two Milwaukee Braves baseballs -- one signed by Hank Aaron -- were returned to their original owner after 50 years, their finder says.

Ex-MLB player, manager Bobby Bragan dies

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Former major league player and manager Bobby Bragan has died at his home in Fort Worth, officials said. He was 92.

Braves honor Maddux in pre-game ceremony

ATLANTA, July 17 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves retired the uniform No. 31 of four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux prior to Friday night's meeting with the New York Mets.

Players help sought to save hall game

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- A group of 30 Major League players has been recruited to help save Major League Baseball's annual hall of fame contest.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 28, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 8, 2008.
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Atlantic Eye: The death of honor in sports

VIENNA, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- As a child I was fascinated by sport heroes. There was baseball’s Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron; track and field’s Wilma Rudolph; soccer’s Pele; swimming’s Mark Spitz and the incomparable all-round athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Other athletes also held the mantle high. But today, from U.S. baseball to international biking -- and even tennis -- greed, dishonor and arrogance are the new credo.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

Vick asked for leniency in letter to judge

NEWPORK NEWS, Va., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick wrote a letter seeking leniency from a judge before he was sentenced on dogfighting charges.

San Francisco to mark Bonds' achievement

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The City of San Francisco announced plans to honor San Francisco Giants home run king Barry Bonds on Aug. 24.

Bonds exhibit begins at Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- An exhibit for home run king Barry Bonds of San Francisco has opened at baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

MLB: Pittsburgh 8, San Francisco 7

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Freddy Sanchez climaxed a six-run eighth inning with a two-run single Friday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for an 8-7 win over San Francisco.

Bacsik not unhappy about Bonds' homer

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals left-hander Mike Bacsik says he is glad to be part of Major League Baseball history after giving up Barry Bonds' 756th home run.

Barry Bonds hits his 756th homer

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Barry Bonds hit his 756th career home run Tuesday night to move one ahead of Hank Aaron for the most in Major League Baseball history.
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Hank Aaron
Hank Aaron posing for photographers at The One Hundred Black Men, Inc Gala honoring Hank Aaron, Janet Jackson, Dr Johnnetta Cole and Willie E Gary on November 11, 2004 at The New York Hilton. (UPI Photo/Robin Platzer)

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Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron (born February 5, 1934), nicknamed "Hammer," "Hammerin' Hank," and "Bad Henry," is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the years 1954 through 1976. Aaron is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time. In 1999, editors at The Sporting News ranked Hank Aaron fifth on their list of "Greatest Baseball Players".

After playing with the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League and in the minor leagues, Aaron started his major league career in 1954. In his final season, he was the only remaining and last Negro league baseball player on an active major league roster. He played 21 seasons with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves in the National League, and his last two years (1975–76) with the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League.

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