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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.

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Arizona's Kennedy among eight suspended by National League

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy was suspended 10 games, one of eight players and coaches suspended following the Diamondback's brawl with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Baltimore 9, Minnesota 5

BALTIMORE, April 5 (UPI) -- Chris Davis' eighth-inning grand slam home run Friday put him in baseball's history book and rallied the Baltimore Orioles to a 9-5 win over Minnesota.

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Bonds, Clemens top Hall of Fame ballot

Bonds, Clemens top Hall of Fame ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Outfielder Barry Bonds and pitcher Roger Clemens are among 24 first-time names on the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, which was released Wednesday.

Dodgers tap Mark McGwire as hitting coach

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Former home run champion Mark McGwire has been tapped as the Los Angeles Dodgers' hitting coach, the team said Wednesday.

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Twins sign Thome to one-year deal

Twins sign Thome to one-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Twins announced Friday they have signed 40-year-old designated hitter Jim Thome to a one-year contract.

McGwire: Brother's book marks 'sad day'

JUPITER, Fla., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Former slugger Mark McGwire says the publication of a tell-all book by his brother Jay is "a sad day" for his family.
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Mark McGwire (born October 1, 1963), nicknamed "Big Mac", is a former Major League Baseball player who played his major league career with the Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals. He replaced Hal McRae as the hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals for 2010.

For his career, McGwire averaged a home run once every 10.61 at bats, the lowest at bats per home run ratio in baseball history (Babe Ruth is second at 11.80). In 1987, he broke the single-season home run record for rookies, with 49. In 1998, McGwire and Sammy Sosa achieved national fame for their home run-hitting prowess in pursuit of Roger Maris' single season home run record; McGwire broke the record and hit 70 home runs that year. Barry Bonds, who allegedly also took steroids, now holds the record, after hitting 73 home runs during the 2001 season. In 2010, McGwire publicly admitted having used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career.

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