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A-Rod to skip home run derby

A-Rod to skip home run derby

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will not take part in the home run hitting contest on July 14 before the major league All-Star game.
MLB: Boston 7, N.Y. Yankees 5

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NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- Manny Ramirez homered in consecutive innings Thursday and Josh Beckett lasted eight frames to bring the Boston Red Sox a 7-5 win over the New York Yankees.
Auction: DiMaggio's jersey, Jackson's bat

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NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez hit career home run No. 500 Saturday as the New York Yankees outslugged the Kansas City Royals, 16-8. Rodriguez, who turned 32 on July 27, surpassed Jimmie Foxx as the youngest player to reach 500 home runs.

A-Rod youngest to hit 500 home runs

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player to hit 500 homers Saturday when he hit a three-run shot in the first inning against Kansas City. Rodriguez, who turned 32 July 27, topped Jimmie Foxx (32 years, 338 days) as the youngest player to

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PITTSBURGH, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Ken Griffey Jr. homered Sunday afternoon to help Cincinnati beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-2.

Chicago Cubs 3, NY Mets 2

CHICAGO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Mark Prior struck out 13 in 8 2/3 innings and Sammy Sosa drove in three runs Tuesday as the Chicago Cubs edged the New York Mets, 3-2.

Bonds NL Player of the Month

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds is the National League Player of the Month for July.

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Sosa bats at Hall of Fame not corked

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., June 5 (UPI) -- Tests conducted on five bats belonging to Sammy Sosa donated to the National Baseball Hall of Fame revealed no cork.

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Baseball says Sosa's bats are legal

CHICAGO, June 4 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball announced Wednesday no evidence had been found to suggest Chicago Cubs superstar Sammy Sosa had a collection of corked bats at his disposa

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Jimmie Foxx
SLP2000051215- 12 MAY 2000- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: As the large sign in Busch Stadium says, St. Louis Cardinals' slugger Mark McGwire has moved into a tie for career home runs with Jimmie Foxx with 534 home runs, May 12. McGwire has 12 home runs on the season so far. bg/ Bill Greenblatt UPI

James Emory "Jimmie" Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967) (nicknamed Double X and The Beast) was an American first baseman and noted power hitter in Major League Baseball. Foxx was the second major league player to hit 500 career home runs, and at age 32 years 336 days, is the second youngest to reach that mark, behind Alex Rodriguez.

Born in Sudlersville, Maryland, Foxx played baseball in high school and dropped out to join a minor league team managed by former Philadelphia Athletics great Frank "Home Run" Baker. Foxx had hoped to pitch or play third base, but since the team was short on catchers, Foxx moved behind the plate. He immediately drew interest from the Athletics and New York Yankees. Foxx signed with the A's and made his major league debut in 1925 at age 17.

The A's catching duties were already filled by future Hall of Famer Mickey Cochrane, so by 1927, Foxx was splitting time between catching, first base, and the outfield. In 1929, installed as the A's regular first baseman, Foxx had a breakthrough year, batting.354 and hitting 33 home runs. In 1932, Foxx hit 58 home runs. He followed up in 1933 by winning the Triple Crown with a batting average of.356, 163 RBIs, and 48 home runs. He won back-to-back MVP honors in 1932 and 1933.

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