Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, with six Cy Young Awards between them, and two-time MVP Frank Thomas are new names on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.

MLB: Miami 6, Colorado 5

DENVER, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Giancarlo Stanton became the second visiting player to hit a home run in five straight games at Coors Field Friday, helping the Miami Marlins edge Colorado 6-5.

Corvair fans name car as unique choice

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 15 (UPI) -- Fans of the Chevrolet Corvair, meeting this week in Jacksonville, Fla., say the model ditched by General Motors 40 years ago remains a unique car choice.
Jeff Kent retires from baseball

Jeff Kent retires from baseball

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Veteran Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Jeff Kent announced his retirement Thursday after a 17-year Major League Baseball career.

Dodgers second baseman Jeff Kent retires

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Jeff Kent plans to retire after a 17-year major league baseball career.

MLB: Phildelphia 5, LA Dodgers 2 (11 inn.)

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Pedro Feliz hit a three-run, 11th-inning home run Sunday, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Colorado 4, LA Dodgers 3

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Brad Hawpe drove in three runs for Colorado, which stretched its win streak to five games Wednesday with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Colorado 8, LA Dodgers 3

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Ian Stewart, Brad Hawpe and Matt Holliday all chipped in homers Tuesday in the Colorado Rockies' 8-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: LA Dodgers 5, Milwaukee 3

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Chad Billingsley went a strong seven innings and Casey Blake had a homer and two RBI Friday night to lead the LA Dodgers past Milwaukee 5-3.

MLB: LA Dodgers 8, Philadelphia 6

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- James Loney drove in three runs, Matt Kemp had three hits and scored twice and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on to beat Philadelphia 8-6 Monday night.

MLB: San Fran. 3, LA Dodgers 2 (10 inn.)

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Aaron Rowand's bases-loaded single in the 10th drove in the winning run Saturday night and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2.

MLB: LA Dodgers 6, San Francisco 2

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Brad Penny went five strong innings and Jeff Kent drove in three runs Friday night in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 6-2 win over San Francisco.

MLB: LA Dodgers 4, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Clayton Kershaw yielded an earned run and seven hits in seven innings to help the LA Dodgers record a 4-1 victory at St. Louis.

MLB: LA Dodgers 16, Colorado 10

DENVER, July 22 (UPI) -- James Loney had three hits, five RBI and two runs scored Monday night to lead the LA Dodgers to a wild 16-10 win over Colorado.

MLB: LA Dodgers 4, Houston 1

HOUSTON, July 2 (UPI) -- Hiroki Kuroda threw seven shutout innings in his return from the disabled list Wednesday, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers past Houston 4-1.
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Jeff Kent
PHI99060201 - 06 MAY 1999 - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA: San Francisco's Jeff Kent looks over at Philadelphia Phillies Alex Arias (#26) to stumbles and falls after throwing to first to complete a double play in the 9th inning of the Philadelphia Phillies-San Francisco Giants game at Veterans Stadium late June 2. rw/jca/John C. Anderson UPI.

Jeffrey Franklin Kent (born March 7, 1968 in Bellflower, California) is a retired Major League Baseball second baseman. Kent won the National League Most Valuable Player award in 2000 with the San Francisco Giants, and is the all-time leader in home runs among second basemen. He drove in 90 or more runs from 1997 to 2005, a streak of run production unprecedented for a second baseman, a position typically known for its defense. Kent is a five-time All-Star and his 537 career doubles put him 27th on the all-time doubles list.

Kent played at California prior to being drafted in the 20th round of the 1989 amateur draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. Prior to attending college, Kent had also had a serious run-in with his Edison High School baseball coach; he was removed from the team as a result. While attending Cal, he often earned extra cash by working at a local Home Depot. Since those days he has professed a desire to rejoin the Home Depot family after his career, stating, among other things, that it was there that he learned the value of hard work, and joking that it was also where he grew his mustache for the first time.

He was traded to the Mets for pitcher David Cone

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